ZIPPO are a 5 Piece Progressive Stoner/Psych/Post-Metal/Sludge Metal Band from Italy.
The members are:
Dave - Vocals
Sergente - Guitar
Franz - Guitar
Stonino - Bass
Ferico - Drums
ZIPPO's bio should tell you all you need to know about this superb and brilliant band.
"Italia based ZIPPO have been able to forge within few years a unique musical creature. Active since 2004, three albums under their belt, several European tours and concerts all over Italy; this hiperactivity makes ZIPPO one of the leading bands in the Italian heavy psychedelic scene. Their live shows are bursting and mesmeric, a massive electric ritual that will petrify you.
After the surprising self-produced debut "Ode To Maximum" (2006), the following "The Road To Knowledge" (2009) shows a band in its phase of natural development, combining progressive approaches and post metal landscapes with the classic stoner rock and doom backgrounds.
ZIPPO's third son comes out in April 2011 once again through Subsound Records and its title is "Maktub". The 7 Tracks have been shaped by Victor Love at Subsound Studio while mastering duties have been handled by James Plotkin (Khanate, Sunn O))), Isis). Intense, daring, and twisting; with very special guests such as Ben Ward (Orange Goblin) and Luca T. Mai (Zu)."
Well I am here to review their superb 3rd album - "Maktub" - A 7 song 37 minute blast of pure sonic brilliance. Taking infleunce from ISIS, TOOL, Mastodon, Baroness and many other top notch Sludge/Post-Metal Bands.
ZIPPO bring a truly fresh spin on the genre adding some cool psych metal vibes. I haven't heard of ZIPPO before Dave contacted me. But I am glad he did.
As this album is something truly special. How the fuck these guys aren't more well known is beyond me.
Parts Stoner, Sludge, Post-Metal and Prog Metal all blended superbly to make the unique sound that only ZIPPO can deliver. This album is just flat out rocks from start to finish.
Full of brutal riffs after brutal riffs. Heavy pulsating pounding drumming and top notch vocals from Dave. Which are full of passion and belief from the word go.
This album has been causing quite a stir in the underground scene and it's not hard to see why. Tracks like "Caravan To Your Destiny", "The Omens" and my fave track "The Treasure" show what this band does so superbly well.
Blending hard-hitting riffs with top-notch emotional lyrics driven along by Dave's amazing vocals. Each song has the right blend of Sludge/Stoner/Post-Metal aggression that will have you begging for more.
The whole album has been put together superbly. Not surprising considering the talent behind. Victor Love and James Plotkin are masters at this sort of thing. But the real stars are ZIPPO themselves.
This album is a fucking masterpiece. No doubt about it. This album has made me a confirmed fan of these top-notch Sludge Rockers. Their previous 2 albums are worth checking out as well. Both superb releases in their own right. But MAKTUB is the true standout in the bands work.
MAKTUB will now be considered their landmark release and what their future works will be judged by.
So get buying this brilliant album now. Highly Recommended!!!
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Soundcloud - Check this page where you can download a few songs from their past albums for free.
Check out the superb "Caravan To Your Destiny" from the brilliant MAKTUB.