This 16 track first-half of a concept album is
written like a soundtrack to a movie about the near future. It is a highly
ambitious offering comparable to “The Fragile”, but this time created in
sobriety. First single ‘Survivalism’ hammers key words “revisionism,
propaganda, patriotism”, delivering a pounding chorus and angry vocals while ‘The
Great Destroyer’ forms a collage of electronica as the chaos of a battlefield
unfolds. Later on, Trent chooses to give ‘Another Version of
the Truth’ through a peaceful and melancholic piano instrumental.
Lyrically richer, the record is noisy yet danceable
(especially ‘Capital G’ which contains a catchy chorus reminiscent of ‘Only’).
Filled with rich atmospheres troubled by distortion, ‘Year Zero’ mixes styles
from precious opuses while exploring new territories, giving us a taste of the
end of the world.