Zealotry are a band from Boston, Massachusetts that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very progressive, technical and brutal form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Last Witness" which will be released in April by Lavadome Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric elements and all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful as well as some death metal growls a few seconds later and the music also mixes in a lot of progressive structures and technical style guitar solos and leads.
Synths are added onto some of the tracks while clean playing is also added into some parts of the songs and some of the t racks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses some songs start incorporating more acoustic guitars and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and melodic singing which also brings in more of an operatic feeling and when screams are utilized briefly they are very close to the grindcore style while the music is still be bit too technical for that genre and violins are brought onto the last track.
Zealotry change their style around a lot more with this recording going for more of a progressive, technical and atmospheric style of death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based on the writings of Arthur C. Clarke.
In my opinion this is another great sounding from Zealotry and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heralding The Black Apostle" "Mutagenesis" and "Silence". 8/2 ouf of 10.