Thursday, May 1, 2014
Zero Verdict Shakes The Rock Genre To The Foundations With The Release of Clarity
Even though this record is only 4 tracks, it is full of fire. Tapio Mattila’s guitar work is superb. It flows through the same energy that made Eddie Van Halen so popular, and he does it with such a modern twist on the rock genre. Sami Huotari’s vocals are unique, and on par with styles that made Dio a household name. Not quite the same, but with such projection that it fills the recording quite well. I was completely impressed with the way the guitar work and the vocals lend themselves to this iconic music.
Even when the band slows down on “Alone”, it’s epic. There is no “one” track on this recording, that I can say is the best. They are all unique, and heavy with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. It’s a solid hard rock record that touches the metal world, and brings it back through the Alternative scope that made rock radio #1 in the 1990s. I would be surprised if these guys don’t make it bigger, because this is one hell of a record. I’m impressed with how it plays with such unity and power for only 4 songs. It’s so much bigger than the rock genre, it has to be heard, check it out, I highly recommend this one.
Zero Verdict is coming out of Oulu, Finland, and they are a cohesive unit that is going to pummel your senses. Check out their Facebook page here, their official EP site here, and keep tabs on them, they are incredible. I’m a fan, that’s for sure.