Erik : Antagonist Zero from Finland surprises me with this mighty strong debut called 'Doomed' on the small Finnish Violent Journey Records, another label that only support - as far as I can see - Finnish music. In forty minutes they cut five intriguing songs with their death, doom and post metal chainsaws. These gents have earned their spurs in other bands like Adastra, Cavus, Coprolith en Lost in Tears, and you can hear that. It's a melodic whole of very varied play, great arrangements, superb placed and played solo's with a howling grunt underneath them that is supported by clear vocals that sound much better than their previous mini-CD 'Nighttime Harmony'. The band has grown a lot since that release and if you take the titlesong 'Doomed'as a reference, you can hear that they made a giant step forward. Great atmosphere on this debut CD that just keeps on falling on you like a crushing waterfall.