Zoot Ax - Explore Your Mind

Saturday 1st August 1998
Zoot Ax - Explore Your Mind
Zoot Ax - Explore Your Mind

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10047-16277
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A four-track CD EP from one of Australia's most compelling alternative rock acts.  Hard, heavy, a touch of Seattle and a dash of death metal and you get the idea that this is the recipe for some exciting music.  From the opening crunch of grungy "Sister Bleach" with its funky rock riffing from Paul Grech and occasional Led Zeppisms floating around in the background, this is an excellent slab of modern rock which never lets up for a moment.  The riff still rules for Zoot Ax and whilst Nunz D and Michael Di Frederico are a flexible and tight rhythm section, it's Grech's guitar and Francis Co's guttural vocals which really hit home here.  "Centre Breaks" is intense and dark whilst "Explode" is lighter despite its furiously energetic delivery.  The EP closes with more heavy rifforama on the brain battering "Smash The Mould".  Heavy man!

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Posted by samantha in australia @ 05:56 on Jan 13 2007

zoot ax is a great band unfortunatly they have broke up it would be great if someone offered them a record deal to get back together

Reply by JOHN in MELBOURNE @ 12:03 on Dec 31 2012

I'm pretty sure they go under the moniker of Hail Hemi now, They release an album called the Menace is Relentless

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