Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Impressive 1st Release
Creedmon | New Hope, MN United States | 06/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, if you are in Europe it is their first release, though was not released in the U.S. until after their 2nd release, Eurotrash. The best I can describe Zeromancer, as far as genre is concerned, is Industrial/Alternative/Pop. They mix these three elements in such a way that fans of any of those three types of music can enjoy it. Industrial fans will like the dark techno element, alternative folks will like the guitar jamming and pop fans will enjoy their knack for nailing a powerful chorus. Though they will not attain the ultimate mixing of these three genres until their most recent release, ZZYZX, this is still an amazingly solid CD. It starts out rocking and doesn't let up until the final track, Houses of Cards, which is their 'mellow' song on the album. It is a great way to finish and allows the band to show their melodic sense in a more obvious way than the other faster tempo tracks. The track that should have been all over the radio stations is Something for the Pain, though any of the first 5 tunes are worthy of airplay. Not that there is a bad track on the disc by any means, the first 5 just happen to be more widely accessible in my opinion. People that like Orgy (a band they are often compared to), NIN's more straight forward stuff and heavier alt rock will ejoy this disc. The only thing stopping them from being popular is that they may be too heavy for the typical alt rocker and are viewed as not hard enough by those more into the real heavy stuff. This is considered to be the bands darkest and heaviest release as they only hint at their pop side. But they lay the groundwork for what is to come."
Jack Thomas | Beaverton, OR USA | 12/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While I haven't heard the band Orgy which they are often compared to, I'll be looking into Orgy soon but I think it would be hard for Orgy to be as good as Zeromancer (who I heard of from a friend), if you like NIN (though Zeromancer would make better dance music, there is more of a beat) or industrial/goth rock, I would recommend this cd but if you like something heavy, go with there other CD, Eurotrash which I have also written a review for."