Zero And Falling
A Disease Of Meaning


3.5
great

Review

by BrxxnAngxlRxsnxr USER (40 Reviews)
May 19th, 2010 | 18 replies | 2,721 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Damn I'm out of ideas for a good introduction to get you all excited for this here review. Well to start off my apologies to a very certain music enthusiast who asked me personally to share my thoughts in the form of this little write up which I have for one reason or another been putting off until tonight. That's not to say I haven't been enjoying A Disease of Meaning while I've been being lazy because that would be a lie and lies cause cold sores.. Anyway enough of my introductory blabber Zero and Falling have an album out there somewhere and someone has called upon someone to review that album at sometime, the rest is as follows..

Upon the first few casual listens to A Disease of Meaning I immediately knew this was my sort of thing. Blending metal with a harsh style of progressive caught my attention quick and to throw it out there first (lest we forget) Scouring the Aftermath is f****** sick. Beginning with the moody picking of single notes and then adding clean guitar to the mix sets a raw yet very chill mood to the track. The song does have some mixed vocals but they aren't the focus as the squeaky guitar play towards the last half really grabs your attention. The 'song' really is more of an instrumental and I begin my focus here because it really shows how talented each musician is and how they can really fabricate a certain mood. The way the guitars play off of each other is simply fantastic and the uplifting tone was something I didn't expect to find on an album that is always on the heavier side. That really is only one track but a perfect one at that and deserving of it's own paragraph.

So where does that leave the rest of the album? Well in the plus, mostly. Depravity is basically fantastic with brutal hollow sounding drum fill that bring to mind skeleton bones slamming on a kit, probably just me though. The harsh vocals are what you'd expect but in a good way however the clean vocals could definitely use some polishing. Erelim opens with a very uplifting guitar progression that bleeds in and out of the track very smoothly. The track is as harsh and direct as the majority but when it slows down and the guitars are allowed to be played more soothingly the band really hit the sweet spots. The softer spots are scattered in between the raw disaster like vibe the band generally favor. That's not to say that that vibe isn't as good though. The Alpha despite having a few vocal issues intertwines the fast paced guitars perfectly with the frantic drumming all the while still retaining a very tight and fast paced feel. The last track on the album Leeches combines all the best of the bands elements right down to the slower part towards the end of the track. The choppy breakdowns implimented never fail to impress and are always genuinely interesting and well placed througout the tracks.

So in a nutshell we have a blend of harsh progressive metal and the slower sections I'm so fond of even breath hints of post rock. When the vocals are harsh they're good and fitting for the music however they do get a littly shakey during the clean sections but this it never dips into horrid territory. The guitar work is excellent and while not breathtaking there are times when the trade offs are superb particularly when the guitarist lay out the smooth chimes. The drumming is rapid and the bass most likely follows (a nice way of saying "low in the mix"). Like I said before though the slower portions are where it's at and here's to hoping they progress even more in the future.

Recommended Tracks

Scouring the Aftermath
Leeches
Hero Complex



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Foxhound
May 19th 2010



4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

....hmmm I really don't know how this turned out, if it's terrible I promise to fix it up but I wanted to get something up there. Also I'm going to try to get that artwork now.

AbyssalCreation
May 19th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Very nice review man, You'll be happy to know that the vocalist on this album has since left the band, and has been replaced with a much more consistent one.

Foxhound
May 19th 2010



4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

One of the problems I had is that I couldn't find the lyrics to the songs, which is what I often focus on. I'm glad you liked it though, thanks.

AbyssalCreation
May 19th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ah I see I'll be more than happy to send them to you.lf you would like to update the review with them.

Foxhound
May 19th 2010



4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yeah it'd probably look and be a lot better, and I'm still listening to the album anyways.

AbyssalCreation
May 19th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Okay I'll be sure to send them to ya.

AbyssalCreation
May 20th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Damn I wonder why the artwork isn't showing up.

Foxhound
May 20th 2010



4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

idk, it gives me a duplicate error code when I try.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 20th 2010



30893 Comments


Review needs more artwork

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

AbyssalCreation
May 20th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nah it has plenty, now.

Foxhound
May 20th 2010



4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

EDIT ):

ThePalestMexican
May 20th 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know these guys, and they're really cool.
The music's a little generic, but done fairly well.

AbyssalCreation
May 20th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ha ha really you know 'em? Crazy!? I sell their merch and they've been some of my best bros for years, surprised I don't know you then.

ThePalestMexican
May 20th 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I "kinda" know them, I chat with them on MySpace on occasion and I usually see them when they come more to the west texas area.

I'm surprised I don't know you more actually.

AbyssalCreation
May 20th 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ah okay, I gotcha.Yeah they haven't been doing much shows or touring lately.They're all busy with personal lives and whatnot.

Yeah that is odd that we don't know each other more.


AbyssalCreation
May 22nd 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well damn this review was either greatly or ill-timed.They broke up yesterday =(

ThePalestMexican
May 22nd 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Damn, that's gotta suck.
If it makes you feel any better my review for DaisySlain was timed almost a week before their breakup.

AbyssalCreation
May 22nd 2010



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah man, it does.

Damn that does indeed suck.



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