Zolle (Macello)

Crank this to 8.4 of 11

Released: 2020

Genre: Hard Rock

Sounds Like: Death From Above, Buckethead

The power pig-themed duo from Italy have come back strong with their fourth release titled Macello. Clear production and in your face fuzz-fretwork make for an entertaining ride. Zolle’s latest album tips it toes into different forms of vocals on a few tracks which makes for a bit more of a diverse experience. While they throw at you different angles on this release the sound is still as fucking full as ever. The two produce such a full robust sound, it reminds us Death From Above where we have vision’s of Zolle absolutely flooring us in a live setting. Nothing more powerful than a duo to illicit such expansive sound in a live setting


We are hopeful and look forward to the day of catching them live. Ultimately, Macello (Italian word for Slaughterhouse, but means also “mess” or “shindy”) celebrates energy and a full frontal guitar attack. Don’t look for massive contrast or divergent paths on this one. It is straight-laced good natured hard rock fun.

Track Listing:

1. S’OFFRE (4:04)

2. D’IO (2:25)

3. M’IO (3:51)

4. M’ACCETTA (2:29)

5. L’ARA (2:32)

6. L’AMA (2:51)

7. L’AFFETTO (1:58)

8. D’ANNATA (2:29)

9. L’AURA


Standout Track:

The opener S’OFFRE is the clear winner for us. We appreciate the distorted vocals as a compliment to the hard-edged sundries that has shaped Zolle’a sound. Superfluous energy and start/stop accents put this one at the forefront of fun amongst the nine tracks.

Adult Beverage Pairing:

Perle ai Porci, Birra del Borgo from Rome Italy is a wonderful compliment to Macello. English beer culture inspired many Italian craft beer makers, including Roman-born Birrificio del Borgo. Since inception in 1999, the brewery has evolved from producing standard beer styles to seasonal, creatives brews. Perle ai Porci, an oyster stout brewed with ... oysters. In fact, Perle ai Porci incorporates 15 kilos of boiled oysters from the English coast for every 500 liters of mash! Partake in an experimental pairing with fresh oysters and enjoy the echoing briny finish, or bridge the 5.5 percent ABV stout with fruit-studded pastries.

ROTATION RECAP:

Song structure

7.5 out of 11


Imagery/Landscape

7.1 out of 11


Weight of the Heavy

8.7 out of 11


Fretwork Prowess

9.2 out of 11


Percussion Prowess

8.7 out of 11


Overall Album Flow

8.3 out of 11


Contrast

7.1 out of 11


Album Cover Aesthetics

9.3 out of 11


Production Value

8.7 out of 11


Final Thoughts :

No question the vivid and wonderful album art brought to us by the detailed minds of Berlikete and Eeviac absolutely sucked us in. We are thankful for the detailed vision as it allowed us to explore the four albums that are Zolle. We encourage guitar enthusiasts to give a full listen to the entire Zolle library. We encourage the duo to keep branching out in exploring the space around them opening up to perhaps to more contrast and experimental tangents.


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