"Merciful Zero" (Self-released; 2023)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Good music is hard to come by and with the advent of the internet and modern recording technology, anyone can release anything.  A lot of the time, it's total crap. However, when it's good, it's truly a thing of beauty. I get most, if not all, of my new music from Instagram (the only social medial I can stomach). Sometimes, it's not what I'm looking for but, at other times, it's truly golden. 

I found Merciful Zero and their self-titled recording and it was like finding a diamond ring on the sidewalk. I didn't know anything about this band, but when I listened to the music, I knew right away this shit is for real. 

Everything about his band is top notch: the songwriting, the musical expression, the production value and the total charisma of all four members. The overall package is something truly special. 

Merciful Zero's self-titled album is a solid rock'n'roll presentation that is well worth the time and effort.  I wholly recommend this recording and I can only imagine what they are like live.

Check them out online at for some very interesting facts about this band.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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