One of India's supreme metal forces, Zygnema from Mumbai, return with a sophomore album that would lay waste most of their peers with their innovative brand of modern thrash metal laden with myriad hooks, sudden variations and earth-shattering breakdowns. Never failing to retain your attention, the energetic quartet keep things unpredictable throughout the tenure of this album which boasts of artwork done by Reuben Bhattacharya (Visual Amnesia) with guest vocals done by Sunneith Revankar (Bhayanak Maut) on one extended 10 minute track. Zygnema aren't afraid to experiment and are also loath to let go of their intensity. These guys have a fist-pumping mechanism with a staccato delivery that would come to be known as their style and relentless tenacious hooks forming the hallmark of their music. This is an ambitious album to say the least, for the promotion of which, the members have announced a multiple-city tour all across the nation. Having previously played at the prestigious Wacken Open Air festival in Germany as well as the famed Inferno festival in Norway, garnering fanfare and rowdy applause from all over, Zygnema have come a long way and are now serious to prove a point where it comes to their recorded outputs.
CD order link - tometal.com/shop/cds/zygnema-india-what-makes-us-human-is-obsolete-cd/
released June 20, 2015
Sidharth Kadadi - Guitar
Jimmy Bhore - Vocals
Leon Quadros - Bass
Mayank Sharma - Drums
About the artwork - "We are the human beings of today. A hardwired life-form, kept alive by being plugged into technology, a puppet to the framework of society, religion and propaganda, tied to structures built by those that control us. We are heartless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, existing without free will or conscience, existing in conflict. We have forgotten that once the skin is peeled off, we are all the same color, the same mass of flesh, blood and fucking bones. We are the same enslaved race of selfish and jealous puppets that have turned our backs to the very world we burnt in the name of progress. Everything that made us ‘human’, free thinking and sentient is obsolete."
- Reuben Bhattacharya of Visual Amnesia
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