maandag 20 juni 2011

Channel Zero – Feed’em With a Brick


Channel Zero – Feed’em With a Brick
Roadrunner – 2011
Metal
Waardering: ****


The story is known. The best metalband ever to originate from Belgium threw in the towel back in 1997 after almost ten years and four albums to never return again. That was the intention. Till there was that fan back in 2009/2010 who started demanding a reunion concert via Facebook and got a massive amount of followers to demand it with him. The result: Channel Zero played six completely sold out shows at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. The follow-up: a few festival dates, among which Graspop and Werchter. Only logical that people start thinking right? And thus Channel Zero found a new guitarist in the name of Mikey Doling (Soulfly) to replace the heavy ear-damaged Xavier Carion during the concerts and to dive into the studio with. And together with his songwriting skills we are now treated to the fifth Channel Zero album and the first Channel Zero 2.0 record called Feed’Em With A Brick. And a massive brick it is! Full throttle and tasty loud we speed through the tracks. No concessions and with a whole new fire. And when we are treated to a track like Ocean as a finisher which refers to Kyuss and makes singer Franky De Smet-Van Damme sound like vocal ace nobody has a reason to bitch about something called ‘the old’ Channel Zero. The Zero’s are ready for a new life. I for one could use another Belgian cone of brick fries!

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Smashing album! Was hooked on their old one back then and this is a pleasant return!

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  2. Thanks for posting this Bubba its the best album i have heard this year (so far)

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