Already Dead Industrial Rock Cell Zero What I consider to be one of industrial’s hidden gems has just launched their second single off their forthcoming album which I don’t believe has an official title as of just yet…Or at least not one that I’ve seen yet. Or maybe I did, and I’m just forgetting. Either way, Cell Zero is the diamond in the rough that I’m talking about and they’ve released their brand new single ‘Already Dead’. What we get is pretty on par with what Cell Zero described the single as: a stompy industrial metal single ready to make you headbang. I suppose I’ll get what I consider to be the only negative out of the way on the album: there’s a few seconds of silence before the song actually begins. I thought this might have just been a YouTube thing at first, but it wasn’t; same mix on Cell Zero’s Bandcamp page. I find that choice to be rather odd; if it’s supposed to add dramatic effect, it doesn’t. If there’s supposed to be some kind of white noise in that space, I’m not hearing it. Anyway, let me get off that rant and move on. Already Dead by Cell ZeroLike so many great musicians who’ve combined dance music with rock and metal in the past (Limp Bizkit, anyone?) Cell Zero manages to create gritty and slamming, percussive heavy music that got me slowly bobbing my head in my office after a long shift at work. There’s sections, such as around the two-minute and forty-five second mark, where the music hits heavier and then, in opposition, switches to a quieter moment thereafter. The vocals are rather serviceable, as well, though typical for industrial rock. Digitally altered chords with all the attitude and rage that can be expected of a song like this. Still, it’s better than what most industrial musicians put forth. So, I beseech my audience and anyone who stumbles across this article to give Cell Zero a shot in the dark. He’s worth the time and a few of your dollars if you can spare them. More to come in the future as well, so keep your ears open for that.  450
Brutal Resonance

Cell Zero - Already Dead

7.5
"Good"
Released 2024 by Off Label
What I consider to be one of industrial’s hidden gems has just launched their second single off their forthcoming album which I don’t believe has an official title as of just yet…Or at least not one that I’ve seen yet. Or maybe I did, and I’m just forgetting. Either way, Cell Zero is the diamond in the rough that I’m talking about and they’ve released their brand new single ‘Already Dead’. What we get is pretty on par with what Cell Zero described the single as: a stompy industrial metal single ready to make you headbang. 

I suppose I’ll get what I consider to be the only negative out of the way on the album: there’s a few seconds of silence before the song actually begins. I thought this might have just been a YouTube thing at first, but it wasn’t; same mix on Cell Zero’s Bandcamp page. I find that choice to be rather odd; if it’s supposed to add dramatic effect, it doesn’t. If there’s supposed to be some kind of white noise in that space, I’m not hearing it. Anyway, let me get off that rant and move on. 


Like so many great musicians who’ve combined dance music with rock and metal in the past (Limp Bizkit, anyone?) Cell Zero manages to create gritty and slamming, percussive heavy music that got me slowly bobbing my head in my office after a long shift at work. There’s sections, such as around the two-minute and forty-five second mark, where the music hits heavier and then, in opposition, switches to a quieter moment thereafter. The vocals are rather serviceable, as well, though typical for industrial rock. Digitally altered chords with all the attitude and rage that can be expected of a song like this. Still, it’s better than what most industrial musicians put forth. 

So, I beseech my audience and anyone who stumbles across this article to give Cell Zero a shot in the dark. He’s worth the time and a few of your dollars if you can spare them. More to come in the future as well, so keep your ears open for that. 
Apr 16 2024

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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