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Zeus!

12″ LP + CD

Zeus! is a heavy-ass instrumental duo from Italy. Distorted bass, distorted drums, and occasional weirdly screamed vocals. Some of the noisy, discordant bass melodies remind me of The Jesus Lizard, but for the most part, Zeus! employs a more frantic pace. Their music honestly sounds like it was made by cyborgs that have just become self-aware. Their technical prowess is evident, and the odd time signatures bring bands like Lightning Bolt and Upsilon Acrux to mind. The sound here is extremely thick, and it’s hard to believe there are no guitars on this record, save for the killer Slayer-esque solo in the final untitled track. The LP is on 180-gram vinyl and comes with a CD version. Highly recommended!