Zero Degree, ‘Surreal World’ cd review.


Being a big fan of the Melodic Death Metal genre I was really looking forward to hearing this debut offering from one of Germany’s most promising bands for some time, and boy I am suitably impressed.
A stunning collection of songs of the utmost brilliance that I honestly find it hard to believe that this isn’t an arena size band releasing a fourth or fifth album, such is the ease with which they produce a technically perfect and complex sound.
Formed back in 2006 the initial vision was to create a melodic metal sound and as such we end up with a band churning out double and triple guitar solos as if there’s no tomorrow, all topped off with a chest crushing death metal vocal second to none.
Tracks such as ‘Tomorrow Dies Today’ and my personal favorite ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ exude power but with a genuinely catchy melody hook that you can’t help but fall head over heels in love with.
To give you an idea of what these guys sound like think As I Lay Dying meets In Flames and Dark Tranquility who all decide to throw in a bit of Iron Maiden for good measure (now that’s got you thinking!).
Summing up, you pass this album by at your peril, a real gem of a debut which should catapult the band up the ladder of success at rocket speed.

Rating 9.5/10.


Zero Degree are;
Thomas Bertuch – Vocals.
Pascal Thiele – Guitar.
Maik Godowsky – Guitar.
Sebastian Weibgerber – Guitar.
Andre Mohwald – Bass Guitar.
Tobias Dohle – Drums.

Track Listing;
1. The Door To The Unknown.
2. Tomorrow Dies Today.
3. Frozen Alive.
4. The Storm And The Silence.
5. Grapes Of Wrath.
6. Whispering Age.
7. Virus.
8. Disease.
9. Surreal World.
10. Where Angels Die.
11. The Fog.

Out now Via Massacre Records.

About Simon Bower

Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.