“The song is about the first human to become infected with the virus that ends up wiping out the human race. The song focuses on the severity of the victims symptoms and the way these are viewed by the medical staff treating him. The song sits early in the “Exanimate” album narrative, before the virus has spread to cause chaos globally,” explains vocalist Ben Roberts of the track’s significance to the narrative of Exanimate.
“I remember we weren’t sure about the middle chug section in Patient Zero for a while, before deciding it worked well enough to leave as is. The ending breakdown section was tweaked for a while before we eventually decided on having a last minute solo from Theo (Goslett) to top it all off”, says Truscott.
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