Review Summary: On its own a pretty standard electro house release, but it never reaches the highs of the solo careers of the producers on board.
ZZT is the collaborative effort between Canadian superstar DJ Tiga and his German pal Zombie Nation, the mind behind one of the biggest party anthems ever: "Kernkraft 400". The duo has been producing bangers for about five years now, and have felt the need to consolidate their project with their debut, Partys Over Earth.
Unfortunately, the album feels rather sloppy and rushed as a lot of these songs were already released as separate singles over the years; at times, the record seems more of a compilation than an actual debut. Combined with the fact that those singles are clearly the highlights amidst a fair portion of filler, it's easy to label Partys Over Earth as a pretty inconsistent release.
The first couple of tracks provide a slow start to the album, it's only with the delightfully twisted "The Worm" that the party takes off. The sound that's employed throughout is fairly distinguishable and relatively unique, and consists of equal parts mean electrothrash, pounding techno and filthy basslines - which are not to be confused with dubstep wobbles, though. Too bad the sound becomes quite monotonous after a few listens, so the tracks are best enjoyed in small doses. Highlights for the modern-day electro DJ include breakthrough single "Lower State Of Consciousness", the aforementioned "The Worm", the raver "Vulcan Alarm!" and the funky "Zig Zig Zag".
In the end though Partys Over Earth is a disappointment, especially when compared with the separate bodies of work of Tiga and Zombie Nation. Brilliant dancepop in the vein of "You Gonna Want Me" is nowhere to be found on here, and a true electro classic, like "Mind Dimension", "Forza" or "Kernkraft" is absent as well. DJ, download the mentioned highlights for improving your set. Everyone else, go listens to those DJs and avoid the rest of this record.