Zex are a band from Canada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a NWOBHM inspired mixture of heavy metal and punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "Fight For Yourself" which will be re-issued in February by Magic Bullet Records.
A very hard and heavy old school sound starts off the album before adding in more of a retro 70's punk style sound along with some female vocals and melodic guitar leads and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the music also brings in a lot of NWOBHM elements.
Most of the music sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released in the mid 70's to early 80's along with all of the songs ignore all of the trends that have came out since then and you can also hear a great amount of back up gang shouts being utilized throughout the recording and there is never a soft or weal moment to be heard anywhere on this recording.
Zex plays a style of punk rock that is very heavily rooted in the mid 70''s which they mix in with the melody and heaviness of NWOBHM to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover anger and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Zex and if you are a fan of heavy metal influenced punk rock, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fight For Yourself" "Scream At The Wall" "World Of Trash" and "Savage City". 8 out of 10.
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