Chuck Schuldiner - Zero Tolerance
No, this is not a solo album from Chuck Shuldiner, this is something that never should have been released. The first four tracks with the basic names are rehearsal outtakes with Chuck and Richard that was intended to be a Control Denied album, sadly that never happened due to the tragic death of Chuck. The following tracks are taken from two demo-sessions dated back in 1985 and 1986. The thing that can sum these tracks all up are the terrible sound quality, and I really mean terrible.
I can see no reason why this should cost money for the fans to buy, because it is really not worth it. Zero Tolerance feels like a last attempt from Karmageddon Media to milk money out the name of Chuck Shuldiner. It is a disgrace to his honour and I seriously don't believe that he would approve of this if he still was among us.
On the first tracks there is only guitar and drums to found, although of the terrible sound quality you can hear that Chuck was a great guitarist and songwriter but you can also hear that the tracks are in no way finished, it is simply rehearsals. And what about the demo tracks then? Well, they are not much more than noise really. It is very hard to enjoy them when all instruments comes out as massive noise and you can hardly hear the vocals.
I will not rank this album with a grade, this is more of a warning that you shouldn't take notice of this album: It is a rip-off from Karmageddon Media and the memory of Chuck deserves better than this.