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Released: 2015, Inverse Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
No Tears is the latest release from Finnish Catatonic metal band Antagonist Zero. It's a blend of a blend of doom, death and black metal that the band have christened “Catatonic metal.” The new E.P. is a five-track CD featuring three original tracks and two cover songs, one from Jenni Vartiainen, and one from Doom:VS.
"No Tears" has strong riffs, subtle melodies, and a nice balance of vocal styles that really start off the E.P. on a high. "Profound Oblivion" is a bit more of a mix of death and doom metal with its great guitar playing, and thick sound. 'Suru' is a slower track with a great mixture of heavy and softness, and is sung in their native Finnish. Next is a cover of Jenni Vartiainen's "Missä Muruseni On" which originally was a pop song, but it's given a doom metal sound that makes it blend well with the previous songs. The final song is a cover of Doom:Vs' "The Lachrymal Sleep", and a fairly straight forward cover, but is done really well.
This is a quality release that shows the talent they have with their own, and other people's songs. This is one to play loud and play often.
Review by: Rick Ecker
1. No Tears
2. Profound Oblivion
4. Missä Muruseni On (Jenni Vartiainen cover)
5. The Lachrymal Sleep (Doom:VS cover)
Ben Pakarinen: guitars and vocals Juho Suokas: guitars
Juho Haapiainen: bass and clean vocals
Jussi Ruokolainen: drums
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