The Zero Boys were finally a band that was from a different area of punk rock that could release a new insight into the genre, Zero Boys picked up where so many bands left off in the early 80’s as a new found force that could clash with the incoming gloss of hair metal and the remnants of disco. With the opening of the 41-second long introduction that clambers into frame with a ripping guitar roar and sudden percussion blast that is covered by an overcoat of vocals that smash along and create this mess of impact. The noise is then cut through by a woman’s scream as “Amphetamine Addiction” then becomes the crowning jewel to Vicious Circle.
Somehow building a barricade on the comedic and the sadistic, Zero Boys are a slightly more deformed, more heavy version of every satirical B-movie ever created. They can capture that spirit of unrelenting punk force with the fun of manipulation and adaptability behind their sound. They do not fit a certain mold, but instead use their roots of punk rock to destroy the walls within the genre. They are less focused on technique and more direct on forming a real powder-keg of punk rock. Their tracks are quick, usually heavily sincere on creating the most noise as a possible, and eventually using their lightning striking nature to construct one of the better underground releases of the 1980’s.
In any sense of the word, Zero Boys are a cult classic that rely on the shocking nature, the strange, and the youth voice to bring Vicious Circle to a new forefront. With the sun setting on the Zero Boys’ horizon, the gracious glow slowly fades into the final silence that followed reunion tours and records to come.
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