Numetal at it?s best containing the riff of the year on the song "Fleeting glimpse"(superheavy),this Chicago band did the album "One nation under" 2001 that were more in the destructive aggrometal style and it had it?s moments but I never thought of it as a record that stand out among the rest of the genre.
The new album "My so called life" is more positive sounding and completely gone is the hate,hate and more hate in the lyrics.
Singer Jett and the boys in From Zero aren?t so angry nowadays and together with producer Warren Riker that has worked with artists in a totally different genre (Fugees,Lauryn Hill),they have done a major face lift of the sound on the songs.
Their song structure on most of the songs on "My so called life" goes from a cool verse to a hard refrain with strong melodies,I come to think about bands like Saliva and Stereomud when I hear these songs.
The incredible strong line up of songs impress me a lot and the guitarplaying from Peter Capizzi and Joe Pettinato gives the music a fresh sound,especially on the song "Believe" where they have one playing a brilliant melody through the whole song while the other boys change harmonies....wonderful!
"Time of day" and "Lines" are more basic hard rock than numetal but in a modern way,when most massive numetal bands are like grizzly bears and just tear down what?s in the way,From Zero is the Polar bear that comes sneaking up on it?s prey with finesse.
The first single "Sorry" was the right choice to show how they sound,that chorus is a blockbuster.
In my so called life,From Zero has taken it?s place to stay