Zeroking - 'A Taste Of Self-Destruction'
Andy Haught - lead vocals
Paul First - bass, backing vocals
Shane Day - lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Chris Webb - drums & percussion, backing vocals
1.) “Girls Of California” - This track opens with a modified version of the chorus. This modified version consisted of Andy’s vocals over the top of a hi-hat rhythm & bass line. Along with a backing harmony. There is a small vocal line connecting the opening chorus with the musical verse. Chris plays a tom-tom pattern for the first two measures of the musical verse. He switches to a standard hi-hat rhythm for the next two measures. There is a rhythm change underneath the first lyric line of the opening verse. The bass line is what makes the musical chorus. There is a vocal scream after the first chorus. It is almost inaudible however, Chris’s bass drum work is amazing. After the second chorus there is a small breakdown section were Andy changes his vocals to more of a modern metal vocal scream. Shane double-tracked his lead guitar solo to give it a twin lead guitar feel. After the solo there is a small breakdown chorus.
2.) “Stone Cold Bitch” - Shane opens this intro with a small drum line. There is a minor lead guitar solo over the top of the intro arrangement. There is a rhythm change for the musical verse. The rhythm change of the guitar causes the verse to lose some of its intensity in comparison to the intro. Laced underneath Andy’s vocal lines there are backing harmonies. There is a small tom-tom fill connecting the musical verse with the musical chorus. The guys keep the chorus very simple. There is a lead guitar solo connecting the first chorus with the second chorus.
3.) “She Said” -Andy & Paul rock this intro out. After the second measure, the guitar kicks-in. There is a small vocal accent over the top of this musical verse. There is a rhythm change for the musical verse. The lyric lines of the verse where set up as lead vocal/backing vocal/lead vocal/....etc. The guys keep the chorus pretty basic. After the second chorus, there is a lead guitar solo. The solo leads to a breakdown chorus.
4.) “Black Friday” - There are several lead guitar licks and a minor solo over the top of this intro section. There is a rhythm change for the musical verse. There are several lead guitar licks scattered throughout the entire song. There is a minor rhythm change for the musical chorus. The choruses of this track have a huge hook attached to them.
5.) “Kings Of Self-Destruction” -The intro to this track consisted of a very simple rhythm guitar riff. The main instrumentation of the musical pre-verse was the bass & drum line. The guitar doesn’t kick back-in until the verse. There is a lead guitar solo connecting the first chorus with the breakdown section.
Released through Vanity Music Group ‘A Taste Of Destruction’ is the second EP released from Zeroking. The five tracks on this EP is a taste of the full-length CD to be released in the near future. Once the opening track kicks-in, you will become an instant fan with the bands mixture of old school eighties bands such as G’n’R and Mötley Crűe combined with the modern elements of such powerhouse bands like Buckcherry. It does not take long to see Zeroking hailing from West Virginia are gaining a huge following not only in their home state however surrounding states such as Kentucky. If you was raised on eighties hard rock however also like some of the new groups such as: Buckcherry, Hinder and modern hard rockers that fall into that category then you will really like Zeroking and must check them out!!!!