|Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil...We Were In League With Satan (Century Media Records)
The band is made up of guitarist Jed Simon (Tenet, SYL), bassist Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, SYL) and the legendary Gene Hogland (SYL, Dark Angel, Death, Dethklok) on drums, with “The Heathen” as the vocalist. That’s Satan himself. The music is much in the same breed of Strapping Young Lad. The reasons should be obvious.
Very thrash oriented compositions, with death metal elements that give the music an extra charge every so often. There are some classic riffs and drum beats throw into the mix as well. Fist pumping metal, if you will.
Extreme vocals are at the helm, sometimes with a death grimace or an aggressive and volatile singing approach. Whatever you call it, it’s far from tranquil or the norm, which is good in this case.
Adding to the mystique known as Zimmers Hole, there is a special guest on the disc. Nathan Explosion from Dethklok makes an appearance with a special public announcement on literacy. Though he may need to take his own advice on the topic. It’s quite entertaining, and is much in the vein of the show Metalocalypse.
Zimmers Hole seem to be in tune with each other, as they sound tight group. 11 tracks and 40 minutes for fans of Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Band, Dethklok and maybe bands like Scatterbrain and Faith No More.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins