Zero A.D. - All My Beliefs
EBM, Futurepop Italian Zero A.D. is completely new to me and this is also their self-released debut album. Self releases always keep me on my toes, because most of the time you are about to get your ears penis poked, but sometimes you find something interesting and gladly Zero A.D. leans toward the latter one.

The first thing that struck me when I heard this band was the Norwegian Futurepop band Pride and Fall, especially during the track "By Myself". I'm not saying that it is a rip-off, but it surely sounds very alike, which is not necessary a bad thing, since I'm a fan of Pride and Fall.

However, throughout the album I get a feeling that it sometimes is a bit flat. You don't have to fill up every millisecond with different sounds, but I can't get over the sense of emptiness every here and there. Like something is missing. There are some great melodies every now and then and even though the vocals need a touch-up they are alright. But somehow this release feels a bit... tired.

Still, there are some tracks worth checking out, like "By Myself", "Without" and "Stronger Than Anything".

There's potential in Zero A.D. and I would gladly receive their future work.
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Zero A.D. - All My Beliefs

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2010
Italian Zero A.D. is completely new to me and this is also their self-released debut album. Self releases always keep me on my toes, because most of the time you are about to get your ears penis poked, but sometimes you find something interesting and gladly Zero A.D. leans toward the latter one.

The first thing that struck me when I heard this band was the Norwegian Futurepop band Pride and Fall, especially during the track "By Myself". I'm not saying that it is a rip-off, but it surely sounds very alike, which is not necessary a bad thing, since I'm a fan of Pride and Fall.

However, throughout the album I get a feeling that it sometimes is a bit flat. You don't have to fill up every millisecond with different sounds, but I can't get over the sense of emptiness every here and there. Like something is missing. There are some great melodies every now and then and even though the vocals need a touch-up they are alright. But somehow this release feels a bit... tired.

Still, there are some tracks worth checking out, like "By Myself", "Without" and "Stronger Than Anything".

There's potential in Zero A.D. and I would gladly receive their future work.
Dec 30 2010

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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