Friday 23 May 2014

Zero Tolerance - Abismal


Album Type: Album
Date Released: April 2014
Label: Self Released

Zero Tolerance - Abismal - track listing:

03-Falso Creador
04-Zero Tolerancia
06-Ahogando el Tormento
08-Morfina Inmaterial
09-Esclavos Del Poder

The Band Members

Jorge Zavala (Guitar)
Diego Jorquera (Bass)
Pablo Lopez (Drums)
Pablo Torres (Vox)


Now I am not the resident Thrash/Death Metal expert at Sludgelord HQ. I am more of the Doom, Stoner and Sludge Metal kind of guy. I usually leave the Death/Thrash Metal reviews to some of the other team. I used to listen to Death and Thrash Metal religiously back in my younger days.

So when Pablo Lopez from Zero Tolerance contacted me recently to check out his band's debut album - Abismal. I was not looking forward to it as it's been such a long time since I have listened to a Death/Thrash metal album. So I pressed play on my MP3 player. And low and behold. WOW!!!

This album impressed the hell out of me. It's brutal style of melodic fast paced thrash/death metal riffs took me back to my younger days as opening track – Intro – lets you know what is in store for you. Heavy pummeling riffs from this hugely talented band from Chile.

Zero Tolerance take influence from a whole range of bands from the Death/Thrash Metal scene over the last 30 years or so as they pay homage to their musical heroes while forging a heavy as fuck attitude and identity of their own.

2nd track – Cataclismo – is a mean and angry track that has a killer vibe around it. Lead vocalist – Pablo Torres – lays down some fucked-up gut-wrenching vocals that will drive a pile-driver to your skull. And the riffs aren't half bad either with the band expertly showing they can do.

The album has the usual styles of mood and atmospheres that other Death/Thrash Metal bands bring to the party but Zero Tolerance have such a menacing and dangerous side to their music which instantly draws you into the carnage. The drumming is ferocious through out as Pablo Lopez smacks the hell out of his drums like his life depended on it.

If you're sick of he mainstream Death/Thrash Metal bands then Zero Tolerance will restore your faith in good old death and destruction as it's the perfect medicine to fuck-up your world. Check out excellent tracks such as – Abismal, Agonia and Zero Tolerancia to see why you need to check out this great band now.

The production is superb through out. It's brilliantly loud, crisp and clear for a DIY record release. You will be surprised how great it sounds as I can't fault the production one bit.

What is even better is the band is giving this album away for free download. So you have no excuses not checking out this superb album. If you're a long-time Thrash/Death Metal fan then this album is an essential release to add to your record collection.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Pablo Lopez for sending a copy of the album to review.

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Written by Steve Howe