Friday, September 19, 2008

Killbot Zero – Microtopia CD review

Killbot Zero – Microtopia CD (Independent Release)
I was approached by Chris Cavera, the leader of this prog project and I agreed to review their second effort that was released this year. To be honest, I was a little surprised when I found out that a MIDI sequencing software and an MP3 player helped them to finish the recordings of their album. The band was formed in 2003 under the great name Progzilla with Bruce Vermett on drums, Chris Cavera on guitar, Dan Huber on bass, and Tony Eyer on keyboards. Bruce left to go to school in LA and the band disbanded. After returning, Bruce and Chris reformed and rehearse, as their bio inform us. Dan then had moved to Chicago and Tony had no time for bands. Chis Cavera, decided to fill the missing parts with a little helping hand from technology and also remixed the drums and re-recorded all the rhythm guitar tracks before the release of the CD. Killbot Zero plays a unique style of instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal with odd meters and mind-exercising keyboard parts. “Microtopia” could have easily been a Musea release, for those who are familiar with the French Label’s releases. Intelligent, high-skilled music that demands the listener’s attention for great musicians that deny quitting from their musical quests, due to the great problems that they face in forming a band with a stable line-up. Support the band and buy their efforts, since money is not the main issue here. Intelligent music needs your support and these enthusiasts form Killbot Zero know how to perform it! Their 3rd CD "CPU Assassins" is currently in the works, so pretty soon we’ll have another noticeable sample from these progsters. Buy their albums in a really affordable price here:
Dimitris Starakis