Zoroaster Set Stage Ablaze With Blistering Set and Light Show in Tow
"We're Zoroaster. If anybody knows about anything illegal, please come talk to me after the show. The show." That's how bassist/vocalist Brent Anderson ended Zoroaster's set at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 21, with an overdose of drug-marinated reverb.
Zoroaster have played New York City a handful of times this year, making their opening for Burst and Gojira the third time this writer has seen them in 2009. They usually deliver an ear- and eye-splintering set with a small-stage light show that would make you think the sun shone in different colors. However, this time around, the Southern doomster trio left the fog and streams of beaming lights at home.
Still, it made no affect on the whirling notes. This band just never disappoints. Whether drummer Dan Scanlan is menacingly pounding on his translucent blue kit with a leg injury (as he did in August) or Anderson is crouched low, slapping his bass with a cigarette in his mouth, the threesome know how to give you a journey without leaving to the bar for a second beer.
Directly after touring with Gojira and Burst, Zoroaster are heading to Europe with Absu, Pantheon I and Razor of Occam.