I'm not sure if I'm giving enough time to this Belgium act. 'Zero Hour' follows the solid and enjoyable 2014 record 'Follow the Deadlights' with another pleasing big block of groove. It's a bit ethereal and subdued in its writing of emotive songs, presented perfectly by singer Alex Agnew. Lead single 'Sing from the Gallows' is a highlight, a cool blend of craft metal and Gothic moonlighting that reminds me of abstract acts such as Killing Joke, Mustasch, and Outshine. 'Zero Hour' is melodic, haunting and unique in a time when sameness defines genres. Distinctive and splendidly peculiar? Yeah, take a left-turn down Diablo Blvd.
Recommended for fans of: Killing Joke, Outshine, and Mustasch