A long overdue addition to these pages, if for no other reason than the
fact that Sermons
claimed a spot in the BNR Top Ten list for 2008 and
only now, halfway through 2010, does the page appear.
Anyway, Zodiak is a quintet featuring members from several other
Philly bands (
among them), and Sermons
is their debut album.
The record company feels that the album would appeal to fans of
and Pink Floyd, and there's certainly an element of both bands here,
in particular the fantastic title track devolves into Floyd worship
But there's more here than that, with a sort of atmospheric, spacey
experimentalism, and some neat guitar effects (Radiohead-ish, perhaps?)
that add a dischordant flair.
This is rarely crushingly heavy or tradionally metallic, but it's
compelling, and to their credit the songs don't all sound like each other,
yet they do sound like they belong together.
One of the more interesting bands to emerge in some time.
2008 BNR Top Ten album
Reviews: Chronicles Of Chaos
Sea Of Tranquility
- Wouldn't Wait
- Their God Reigns
- Zeros And Ones
- Michael Armine
- Christian McKenna
- Mick Mullin
- Herb Jowett
- Drew Juergens