The debut album from ZOAX is an intriguing proposition. It’s full of jittery, angular riffs, unexpected twists and a star turn from frontman Adam Carroll, with his enigmatic and often unhinged vocal performance.
However, just as the skittish rhythms of ‘Devil’s Dance’ are threatening to get Lucifer shaking his booty, momentum is suddenly halted with a drastic change of pace. It’s a theme that regularly repeats over this album and leads to it feeling stunted. Zoax have lots of creative flair in their ranks, but that doesn’t change the fact that the majority of this record is an unmemorable listen.