GRIND ZERO – Mass Distraction (CD)
Italian grindcore/death/thrashers Grind Zero play a hybrid style of extreme metal, which infuses the best elements of Napalm Death, Entombed, General Surgery, Homo Iratus and Agothaclese. However, musically and vocally they’re not onto anything new, so their music will not move mountains, but sure will destroy them, ha, ha.
“Mass Distraction” is their debut album, and it is one brutal of a motherfucker, and their aural violence will definitely leave your ears mangled up and incinerated. Do not be surprised if you see smoke billowing from the burnt flesh on your ears. Their sonic artillery is fast and repugnant at times to very thrash and death metal influenced at others, but it is sure to appeal to the fans of the bands mentioned earlier.
They’ve serious lyrical themes based on our society, the world, and humanity in general, and they definitely target the most fucked up side of humankind: Greed and Ego. Their hellishly pulverizing guitars come across as sounding like a chainsaw on steroids, with so much venom and anger, you feel as if you’re going to be decimated by their weapons of “Mass Distraction”.
Grind Zero is a perfect band to stage dive and mosh to, especially when you know you can punch some drunk idiot in the face, at their concert, and get away with it. Grind Zero just might mess you up with one listen. Don’t say that I did not warn you. [Mighty Music] Sarjoo Devani