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Identity Zero - Proud Pariah

Identity Zero
Proud Pariah
by Craig Rider at 07 September 2019, 7:03 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: IDENTITY ZERO; unsigned/independent, hailing from the United States of America - performing Hard Rock/Metal, on their debut EP entitled: "Proud Pariah" (released 24th of June 2019).

Since formation in 2017; the quintet in question have only this here debut EP in their discography so far entitled: "Proud Pariah". 5 tracks ranging around 17:08; IDENTITY ZERO arrange an intricately designed formula of hard-hitting Hard Rock/Metal amalgamations. "All Or Nothing" begins the EP; conveying amplified adrenaline, boistrously bouncy crunchiness & a barraged frenzy of flamboyantly composed gnarliness – chugging & galloping with frantic frolicking that develops concretely gritty grooves with a uniquely versatile ultility of vehement rhythms that showcase progressively technical alterations of alternatively catchy chaos & a grandiose manifestion of meticulous mayhem. Dosed up with a blistering diversity of hasty hymns, creatively complex dynamics & diligently detailed finesse - fabricate fluidly fierce firepower & expertise.

Consisting of Fish on vocals; the frontman distributes a distinguished blend of clean to deep guttural lungs, punched with rawly rough pipes of quintessential variety. "Burn" delivers experimental embellishments; embodying infectiously injected dexterity from guitarist Mike & audible bass implementations from Todd who rivets with thumpy stomps, momentously primitive shreds that roar with thunderously primal substance & organic tears of virtuosic stability. "Point Of View" pulsates with mid-tempo slowdowns; rapidly swift nimbleness, and a brutal beatdown near the mid-section. Provided with some solid synth melodies from Tim; harnessing harmonic instrumentation and immersively inventive songwriting memorability, which crafts an adroit aesthetic of sonic seamlessness & venomously vicious slabs of thrashing strikes - storming with stampeding rage.

"Stay Away" forges consistently battering drum hammering from Dan; bashing with profusely robust ramifications, pummelling with a borderline foundation of relentless pursuits that supplies quirky snappiness while transistioned into a constructively distinctive contrast of rambunctiously sublime musicianship. Revolved with monstrously meaty jumpiness, killer lacerations oppressed with linear quakes that persist with persevering subtlty. Overall conclucing "Proud Pariah" with the finale song: "Victim"; which subjugates with more razor-sharp trailblazing, raspy vocals & pumpy sound potency portray panache & prestigiously ruthless pandemonium. Bottom line; I enjoyed an entertaining discovery, fulfilled with heavy domination & hybrid, full-throttle vibrancy remarkability - a splendid recording that should make newcomers hype up the upcoming full-length.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 8
Originality: 8
Sound Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. All Or Nothing
2. Burn
3. Point Of View
4. Stay Away
5. Victim
Preston Fish - Vocals
Mike Dahlgren  - Guitars
Todd Callahan - Bass
Dan Erickson - Drums
Tim - Synth/Samples
Record Label: Independent


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