Not sporting a typically Norwegian sound, Ground Zero System
remind me a lot of Danish Mnemic and to some extent Soilwork. The vocal is
perhaps a bit rougher in the growling/screaming parts, but the underlying ideas
are very much the same.
Yes, the clever reader will have guessed that the sound is modern with the mix
of growl and clean vocal that Fear Factory developed and turned into one of the
trademarks of a genre, and this self-released album has a straight-forward
groove which is perhaps not highly original in this day and age, but at least
it's true to style and performed with conviction.
'Solid' is the term that comes to mind, because the four-piece clearly know what
they're doing and play really well - still, no boundaries are pushed to the
extent where you go 'Wow!'.
An effort that is definitely approved, but there's still some way to go before
Ground Zero System blow me away.