NEW ZEROSYSTEM SONG IS THE BEST ONE YET
I loved Bloodjinn’s This Machine Runs on Empty so much that it’s no wonder “Through Collapse” is my favorite of the four songs released so far by Zerosystem, the new band featuring Bloodjinn screamer Joel Collins and guitarist Kyle Rakes — it’s the most Bloodjinn-like song to hit Zerosystem’s MySpace page thus far. The riffs are crushing, and Collins’ full-throated scream rips and claws at my jugular with a visceral anger most metal screamers lack. Even if Zerosystem kind of comes off as Bloodjinn-lite, you get the impression that’s kind of the point; exploring new directions under a different moniker unshackles the band of having to worry about being br00tal and tr00 all the time. Rakes’ guitar melodies are catchy as hell, and Collins’ clean voice calls Mike Patton to mind. Check out my interview with Joel a few months ago, then jam the new track on Zerosystem’s MySpace page.