Genre/Influences: Gothic, cold-wave, dark-rock.
Content: The main sources of inspiration running through this EP are clearly getting us back to the darkest hours of the 80s. The typical dark and doom-like guitar play joined by Wampers’ deep, cavernous timbre of voice are clearly evoking good-old souvenirs. The songs are reflecting a beautiful composition and supported with pure sadness.
+ + + : Ground Nero is into extremely dark and doom-driven music. I especially like the guitar playing awakening the 80s demons of cold-wave music. The tenebrous vocals only accentuate this obscure side, which excels on “Plethora”. I definitely want to hear more from this formation so I’m eagerly awaiting a debut full length album.
– – – : Ground Nero avoids any kind of innovation, but they got me curious to hear more stuff.
Conclusion: “Scales” is the kind of music getting the listener into an imaginary dark universe where the sun never rises at the horizon. This is music for the cold winter months.
Best songs: “Plethora”, “Parasites”.