ZUBROWSKA - ONE ON SIX - XTREEM
There is no question that this French band is extreme. The deathcore tag fits the newcomer act. The extreme grinding parts are dirty enough to be comparable to Defecation, the technical parts invite Dying Fetus comparisons and the sheer ferocity make one wonder if the band can reach levels once attained by Obscene Crisis in Canada. While all those similarities stand, the six Vodka afficinados manage to temper the effect by some ill-advised touches. The band's second singer is mostly a distraction. One deep growl would suit the band better. No band should aspire to be like Macabre. More relevantly, the humourous interludes, non-metal medleys and other assorted extensions should not have been included. How else would one explain titles like Sex, Drugs & Basketball or When Satan Plays Disco People Die?
Zubrowska is a wild and brutal band. Unfortunately, it is not a committed death/grind entity. - Ali "The Metallian"
ZUBROWSKA - FAMILY VAULT - XTREEM
This band can hardly be serious which is a notion supported by song titles like Manic Rockers From Darkness, Vampire Killin' Kit or Cause I Just Can Love Some Dead Persons. Moreover, the band's mixture of jazz, lounge, techno-grind and extreme metal bodes ill for fans. The band's mixed-up style and noncommittal performance is further impaired by the layered vocals' different pitches from deep growl to that annoying shriek that Macabre has made its own. Amidst this backdrop of confusing complexity the label terms the music 'deathcore' which is contrary to the proceedings. There are real heavy passages and speedy rhythms on nearly every song, check out the Dissection-like attack on the aforementioned Cause I Just Can Love..., but Family Vault is undoubtedly silly and pretentious. - Anna Tergel