Zaraza No Paradise to Lose

If you can remember way, way back to the debut album from Toronto’s Soulstorm you’ll have a head start on grasping the aesthetics driving Zaraza’s No Paradise to Lose. Very techno geek in some ways (heavy on the science-fiction culture and the use of electronics) No Paradise to Lose also exudes an evil death metal vibe. Slow and nasty, Zaraza come off at times like a degenerate sci-fi evolution of Summoning. Even the album’s production contributes images of cold machinery with its sharp angularity, and a sense of hard surfaces working against each other rather than blending into a uniform substance. Consider this creepy "Polish Canadian” industrial doom metal and throw it on when you’re in the mood for some horror. (Independent)