Zarraza – Necroshiva
Written by: Miguel Melo
Necroshiva, album by Zarraza, was released in May, the 11th, but only now we had the opportunity to review it. I should have heard this before. 30 minutes of a very brutal and direct prayer to Necroshiva (I suspect it is a Hindu God Shiva obsessed with death). There is a two event first time here for me. I’m listening to a metal blasphemy towards Hinduism (1) and done by a khazach metal band (2). They had 2 EP’s previously released, but this is the first full length album. I have the feeling that they saved my week and here is why:
Just see picture this scene. It’s Monday morning, one of my colleagues is screaming specially loud, and I am pissed (like any Monday morning). The music is not bad in the office, some Stevie Wonder, Alt-J, but I’m pretty sure Despacito is lurking at the corner and I prefer not take any chances. Setting the headphones and the music to kill. In the description, it’s labelled as “groove”, which I don’t disagree but is a bit more extreme than that. For starters, the intro track, the Abyss Above Me is exactly what I want, Death and Thrash proper Metal to blast my brain into energy mode. It has one very awesome solo, and was unexpected. There is not much time to think, since the following 3 tracks blast through and seem blending into each other. The format doesn’t change much with thrash, growl and double kicks. Then there is a break and an instrumental, Echo of the future, followed by the longest and more constructed track of the album Dead star. If these songs would be together, they would make some interesting progressive work, since they are not, is still one track of 1 and a half minute plus another of 5 and a half.
To conclude. It’s a good album but I have to say it’s a bit short for my taste. I might agree that the amount of energy dispensed by those guys is at a high level. Hope they play longer in concerts and really want to see them in the future.
Alex Filatov Bass
Ruslan Konon Drums