Need some hectical, brutal and crazy Death Metal music? Then take notice of the six French guys behind the name ZUBROWSKA because the six brutalos don’t have anything to do with nice background music for your hen party. It’s more that this band, founded in 2001, is between the devil and the deep blue sea and they fuss around through the whole Death Metal style, by the way using some Hardcore influences and add some pretty insane progressiveness to their already brooding acoustic mass. Soon appears a psychopathic appearing sound scape, which demands all the listeners attention and won’t ever strike you the first time because of its uncountable time changes.
But with a more intensive listen, “One On Six” offers more and more its musical brilliancy and after regarding the slightly macabre song titles you will shortly recognize that this troop means their music seriously but has some decent black humour. This craziness is furthermore obvious in their compositions as well as in the vocals, which are brotherly shared by Clod and Ben. Their ingenious “vocal fights” are the top of the whole work and serve for more variety. While ZUBROWSKA are mainly into Death Metal and belong together with PSYCROPTIC, CRYPTOSY, KATAKLYSM and DYING FETUS to the first class, they should also appeal to fans of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME or the unmatched ingenious SIKTH.
This band, which has its name from a Russian Vodka, has done its work right and with “One On Six”, they deliver a firework of fresh and more than brutal songs. The massive production goes hand in hand with the altogether twelve breakers and there can’t be any claims sound wise. In the end, it’s nothing for easy listening adorers, it’s for attentive and technical interested, blooded headbangers, for those even not the hardest music can harm them. ZUBROWSKA can easily claim the terms uncompromising and merciless but the high technical abilities let them clearly stand out of the swamps of often average releases. (Online February 27, 2004)