Karma Zero are a band from France that h as been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of melodic death metal, deathcore and metalcore and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Monsters" which will be released in April.
Aggressive hardcore style vocals and heavy guitars start off the album along with some death metal growls and screams a few seconds later and spoken word parts can be heard while t he guitar riffing also utilizes a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
A great amount of both death and metalcore style breakdowns can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a brief use of bullet samples before returning back to a heavier direction. and when t he music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also adds an influence of black metal onto the recording and there is also a few seconds of synths and clean guitars and they also bring in a cover of Korn's "Blind" and some songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Karma Zero creates another recording that remains true to t he melodic death metal, deathcore and metalcore mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the mythology of classic horror movies and comics from the 1950's/
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Karma Zero and if you are a fan of melodic death metal, deathcore, and metalcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trapped" "Swamp Things" "Horror Film" and "Modern Promtetheus". 8 out of 10.