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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