Zero Down - Good Times At The Gates Of Hell

Release date: March 2008
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Good Times At The Gates of Hell
02. Firebird 76
03. American Dream
04. Loud, Proud And Evil
05. Fistful Of Dynamite
06. Knotty Pine
07. Die Wasted
08. White Witch
09. Bolt In A Bottle
10. Sweet Thing

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Style: Heavy Metal
Country: USA
Label: Self-Released
Length: 40:30
Recorded: 2007

Mark Hawkinson - Vocals
Lenny Burnett - Guitars, vocals
Fred Speakman - Guitars, vocals
Ron Banner - Bass, vocals
Tyler Lindsley - Drums

Before my first listen to "Good Time At The Gates Of Hell" by Seattle, USA based band Zero Down, I knew that they were a Heavy Metal band with a "rockin'" vibe. The literature sent to me with the album indicated that they were, and embraced being tagged as such, "revivalists". The band mentions Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, etc as their influences and it's quite clear in Zero Down's music that they have been listening to these bands for quite some time. Even the album's cover artwork (which is actually really good) is illustrated by Ed Repka, the famous artist responsible for album cover artwork of bands such as Megadeth, Atheist, Death, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, etc. The main problem with revivalist bands such as Zero Down though is originality. Is Good Times At The Gates Of Hell just another complete recycling of old Heavy Metal tracks or will Zero Down bring something fresh to the table?

published 10.07.2008 | Comments (4)

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