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Italian hardcore has really made its mark so far this decade with some great releases from as diverse bands as Viscera//, The Secret, and the frantic duo Zeus! just to name a few. And judging by the debut full-length of Zeit, there´s still greatness to come.
Originally released in 2015 and quickly sold out, and now being reissued through a whole cavalry of underground labels. ’The World is Nothing’ is 24 minutes of chaotic, aggressive, raging hardcore that never loses its high-octane pace leaving no room to breathe.

These ten tracks rarely pass the 3-minute mark, and the album is jam-packed with hyperactive drumming, complex, atonal riffing and intense screaming from start to finish.
Sure, there are some clear influences by some well-known hardcore bands I don’t feel the need to mention, but Zeit has taken these influences and given it their own twist.
Elements of math-core, punk, grindcore, metallic hardcore and subtle, sinister black-metal harmonics, merged into a fiery ball of sonic energy. Just listen to tracks like opener World and Distances, or the frantic Walls of the World and try to sit still.

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The sound fits this music perfectly, its dirty, yet polished enough to make space for the details of the intricate drumming and guitar-work through their chaotic expression.
When you sit through the whole album it can be difficult to tell the songs apart, as there´s not much space in-between and the intensity of the album is relentless, but it really doesn’t matter because when you put this on you´re not going to turn it off until its over.

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Eirik Vandal Just another music nerd with a taste for the weird and noisy. I also make music on my own and in the bands Maundering and Black Anus.