Released: 2002, Regain Records
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
This band wants to sound like the band “In Flames” but with more attitude, more brutality and faster.“Dimension Zero” has succeeded in doing.This is very good if you like brutal Metal.
During 2001 they started rehearsing and songwriting. During the summer they went into the studio, Phlat Planet-studio, together with Anders Friden (In Flames) behind the mixertable. The recordings took only sixteen days.The result was nine songs of really raw metal.The production is really brilliant!
Demension Zero consists of:
Jesper Strömblad /In Flames/ guitar, bass
Jocke Göthberg /ex Marduk/ vox
Glenn Ljungström /ex In Flames/ guitar
Hans Nilsson /ex Crystal Age/ drums
Silent night fever kicks off with the titletrack and it goes really, really fast. Jocke sounds more angry than Anders Friden the singer in In Flames.
“The murder-Inn”, “Through the Virgin Sky” and “Not Even Dead” go really fast but you can feel some influences from In Flames. “Your Darkest Hour” a calm guitar intro before everyone starts to play and the tempo is fast. “They are Waiting to Take Us” angry, fast, brutal. “Until You Die” and “End” heavy but a tiny bit calmer.“Slow silence” lasts for only two minutes, calm intro, talksong and a beautiful guitar- play throughout the song, cool drums. This is the most quiet song on the record.
This is good, marvellous, but a minus is that all tracks come one after the other without pause and it all sounds like one song. All the guys in the band impress me especially Jocke on vox. He sounds superangry throughout the whole record. Hans keeps a steady hand on the drums. He also impresses a lot. Jesper on guitar impresses also.
If you like brutal metal this is something for you. To really understand and fully apreciate this record you have to listen and listen again many times because otherwise you can’t hear the nuances in the music.
If you like In Flames this is for you. It is a side project of Jesper Strömblad who is a guitarist in In Flames so that’s why the sound reminds me of In Flames.
For more info on the band, check with their recordcompany Regain Records at http://www.regainrecords.com