As one of the most unique and random releases every to arrive at Infernal Masquerade, today we have Zā Lä Thü and their 2013 demo “77+ (7+7)/7 +77=156”. In this 3-song release, this two person outfit delivers a very chaotic and unique release that combines Industrial elements with a few Gothic Metal touches.
Opening with some intoxicating Industrial/Electronic elements, “Hail Hail Babalon” has a unique modern ritualistic feeling. The synths and percussions have a certain Middle Eastern flair and are greatly complemented by hypnotic female vocals. As the song progresses, heavy riffing makes its way into the mix. This perfectly blends into the second track “Flame of Torture”, which has a heavier/Industrial vibe to it. The riffing is catchy and never diverges from an engaging loop, allowing the vocals to nicely shine.
The weirdest track of this release comes last, with the name of “Val-Kree”. Here the mix sounds a bit unbalanced with the guitars piercing through a very familiar riff structure. However, the guitar solos are quite solid and the Middle Eastern influences appear again, nicely changing the direction of the track. Some growls even make their way into the pot of weirdness moments before going into an hypnotic ritualistic passage.
With the band having been around for quite a while under multiple names, this latest effort shows the very deranged direction they have in their sound and leaves us wanting some more. If you are a fan of weird and unique mixtures of sounds that need to have heavy guitars, be sure to get a copy of this very different release.
|Band: Zā Lä Thü
|Album: 77+ (7+7)/7 +77=156
Genre: Industrial Metal