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ZEVIOUS - Passing Through the Wall - CD - Cuneiform Records - 2013

Zevious is a guitar-bass-drums power trio playing hard rocking avant-rock music. The music hits you in the face, and that's no mean feat given that the music tends to incorporate some of the avant-rock sophistication of complex rhythmic patterns and maneuvers. With a background in jazz and a metallic sound (mostly the electric bass which resonates in a ravaging fashion; the rest feels more natural in comparison), the pieces come off like a knotty twist on Meshuggah.

These guys certainly know their game in terms of musical playing, and yet the pieces leave something to desired. The relentless drive feels, at times, like a cover for some undeveloped compositions.

Passing Through the Wall is an effective, punchy album, but we would like to see the band developing a more distinctive, compositional voice for its next release. (7.4/10)

 

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ISSUE 78
ALBUM REVIEWS

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WHELM
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A Gaze Blank an

YMIR'S BLOOD
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So You're A Mes

ZEVIOUS
Passing Through

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