Reviewer: Frank Hill
Formed in 1999 and currently a part of the Southern Illinois music scene, Zaius' 3-song demo, featuring rough mixes of songs from their forthcoming LP, is cheap coffee, cigarettes, and warmed over beer. It's unrefined and bitter jolt mainly coming from the scraggly lead vocals of Kevin Kepple--Lemmy would probably ask him if he needed a lozenger.
The fuzzed-out, deep guitars of Lance “Lunch” Curby groove along the likes of Clutch and the others relegated to the underappreciated stoner-doom genre. Zaius would fit well at motorcycle festivals combining their malt liquor rock with the rumbling of exhaust pipes and horsepower.
Zaius is rough on taste, but likeable for those with a hardy constitution.
Bottom Line: How appropriate to have Steve McQueen pictured on the disc.
1. Harvest Moon Overdrive (a.k.a. Bridget)
2. Mississippi Pirates
3. Badass Steve
About this Writer:Frank Hill
// Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.