I usually seem to get attracted to music first, then seem to try to get into the lyrics. I'm kind of sick of the 20 something suffering lyrics about love, loneliness, government oppression, all sorts of youthly, naive, and idealistic themes.
With Zeromancer, I seem to get into the whole song, the words and music are one thing. The WHOLE song, music structure, technical playing, voices, lyrics, everything just works. Their lyrics are somewhat offbeat, and therefore, pretty appealing to me at least. They are bordering on dark subjects, but presented with a cynical yet humorous twist. Doctor Online and Eurotrash are perfect examples of this approach to writing lyrics.
I can listen to this record over and over when I'm in the mood. They remind me of some of the great 80s romance bands, depeche mode edgy and dark, but with a more pounding rythmic base to all the songs.
Great stuff for the open minded music lover.