A New Tomorrow

Zulu - A New Tomorrow
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Based on 7 reviews
2023 Ratings: #6 / 181
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Based on 274 ratings
2023 Ratings: #74
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Eclectic and brilliant, it’s fair to say ZULU’s debut ‘A New Tomorrow’ falls under the ‘highly anticipated’ category.
Distorted Sound

A New Tomorrow has dawned, and it absolutely belongs to ZULU.

Metal Hammer

In A New Tomorrow, it’s led to the first absolutely essential album of 2023.

The Line of Best Fit

They’ve filled it out with more and thrown it into razor-sharp contrasts: the heavy feels heavier, the light sounds positively ethereal: and you’re left with the impression there’s nothing ZULU can’t do.

Taken as a whole, this debut is both a glorious celebration of black musical history and a powerful charge into its future – a future which, on the basis of the flair and conviction displayed here, will feature ZULU right at its forefront.
No Ripcord

A New Tomorrow, as the title implies, looks ahead with a peaceful nature. And even at their most intense moments, Lei makes it a point to unify and stay strong—especially when external forces are unwilling to cooperate.

Injecting blastbeats and mosh-worthy riffs with classic soul and reggae samples, the Los Angeles hardcore band’s debut insists on a complex and irreducible vision of Blackness.

It's way too compulsive and short to leave an impact of any sorts. It's also not all that unique or different, kinda just seems very low effort.

The songwriting and riffs aren't there at all either. It's kind of a slog despite only being 28 minutes, it's not rewarding.


Brief Review: Never heard of Zulu in my life, but the coverart was pretty cool looking, so I went in from there. This album fucks super hard! The riffs and vocals are super punchy and to the point, with each track being less than like 2 minutes, it leads to each track not dragging at all. Also really found the racial themes of these tracks to be really compelling, too! Will say tho, I feel like this album would’ve been so much better if the songs were longer, as unlike something like ... read more


Por mais que tenha amado ambos os populares álbuns "Red Moon In Venus" e "UGLY", não consigo de deixar de ficar triste pela falta de uma melhor recepção para outros ótimos projetos lançados no mesmo dia (03/03) como "A New Tomorrow" da banda Zulu.
"A New Tomorrow" é uma ótima recapitulação da brava história da negritude africana e de todos os seus povos, ou outros emergentes de ... read more


Album kicks ass, and has some nice moments sprinkled in as well.


When you hear A New Tomorrow, the debut album from Los Angeles hardcore/metalcore band Zulu blaring out of your speakers, they might sound just like any other band in that style, but the fact that the noise is coming from five young black men changes everything. Throughout these powerful and defining songs, you find messages about not just focusing on their pain and suffering, but just as much on their resilience. I also enjoyed that even though a majority of these track hang around under ... read more


Por quê esse disco se diferencia de outros do Metal? Simplesmente por se importar para uma cultura sendo que a banda é composta por Anqiah Lei como vocalista, Dez Yusuf na guitarra, Braxton Marcellous na guitarra, Satchel Brown no baixo e Cheistome Cadette na bateria; além de serem muito diversos podemos nos debater um discurso em 'Crème de Cassis by Aleisia Miller and Precious Tucker', no fundo um piano denso.

Muita coisa tem pouca duração aqui sendo ... read more

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Added on: December 1, 2022