Psalm Zero are a band from New York that plays a very avant garde and experimental form of metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Stranger To Violence" which will be released in July by Profound Lore.
A very dark, heavy and atmospheric post metal sound starts off the album along with some violins being mixed in with the heavier parts before adding in clean singing vocals that bring in touches of death rock and post punk and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the heaviness of doom metal can also be heard.
Elements of synth pop can be heard in the music and the guitar leads are also done in a melodic style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile aggressive industrial vocals are added onto the recording and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and one track also brings in a brief use of female vocals and all of t he songs stick to a slow musical direction and acoustic guitars are added on the last track.
Psalm Zero plays a musical style that takes post metal and post punk and mixes it with experimental, death rock, synth pop, industrial and avant garde elements and mixes them together to create some something original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover existential themes.
In my opinion Psalm Zero are a very great sounding experimental, post metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stranger To Violence" "Not Guilty" and "Oblivion's Eye". 8 out of 10.