Zao: New Album Streaming
2009-05-02 by Are You A Wizard? | 30 Comments
Pennsylvanian metal act Zao are streaming their forthcoming new album Awake? on their official myspace ahead of it's May 5th physical release.


Awake? is the follow up to 2006's The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here and was produced by Tim Lambesis and Daniel Castleman.



Tracklisting For Awake?:

01. 1,000,000 Outstretched Arms Of Nothing
02. Entropica
03. The Eyes Behind The Throne
04. Human Cattle Masses Marching Forward
05. Romance Of The Southern Spirit
06. What Will You Find?
07. Awake?
08. Quiet Passenger Pt. 1
09. Reveal
10. Quiet Passenger Pt. 2/The World Caved In


Album artwork:
http://www.ferretstyle.com/core/titles/145-555eb6c768eca64ece67c258a51726e2.jpg


Comment by the band on the album:

Quote:
"We can't wait for you guys to hear this album! We are very proud of it, and in our humble opinions, it is very reminiscent of what you have come to know and love about ZAO over the years. Every band likes to say, 'This new album is our best yet,' so we won't say that to you. We know that albums like 'Blood & Fire' and 'Liberate' will always be fan favorites and they are special to us as well. But with that being said, believe us when we say that we strongly feel 'Awake?' is a more than worthy addition to our catalog."

Awake? will be released on May 5th through Ferret Records.
Tagged: Zao

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Phantom
May 2nd 2009
8930 Comments


Just thought I'd get this up before I go to work, will listen when I get back.

zuzek
May 2nd 2009
751 Comments


Not really into these guys but will give them a shot when I get home. Have to say track 1 and 4 have some pretty hilariously bad names.

jrowa001
May 2nd 2009
8750 Comments


im liking this more than their last album so far

myhigherpie
May 2nd 2009
3027 Comments


entropica is an awesome song.

oathfbass
May 2nd 2009
388 Comments


Just listened to the whole thing.

I really enjoyed 4,9, and 10.

ThyCrossAwaits
May 2nd 2009
3055 Comments


this severely surpasses my expectations. better than Fear and probably The Funeral of God too.

ziroth
May 2nd 2009
1252 Comments


Good guitarwork but the vocals bother me.

Regulator
May 2nd 2009
606 Comments


you people are retarded if you think this album tops their last one.

this is more like funeral of god. that's not a good thing. i so thought this band had returned to form...guess it was fleeting. clean vocals and Zao should never mix.

they should stuck with Albini for this album too...

ziroth
May 2nd 2009
1252 Comments


you can rate news articles?


gaslightanthem
May 2nd 2009
5209 Comments


lol

ziroth
May 2nd 2009
1252 Comments


lol i'm confused :-|

Lunarfall
May 2nd 2009
3179 Comments


sorry but you have to be elite to rate news articles sorry :-/

ziroth
May 2nd 2009
1252 Comments


aww

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
May 2nd 2009
17920 Comments


yesss excited for this

DaveBum69
May 2nd 2009
699 Comments


i have to say this album is pretty great i already got my pre order yesterday

OneTimed
May 2nd 2009
7 Comments


Ugh vocals sound like shit.

myhigherpie
May 2nd 2009
3027 Comments


just listened to this.

not bad. zao rarely disappoint.

Lunarfall
May 2nd 2009
3179 Comments


finished listening. definitely better than fear is what keeps us here. im prolly giving it 3.5 or 4

DaveBum69
May 2nd 2009
699 Comments


whats wrong with the vocals scott especally sounds better than ever

burnafterbreeding
May 2nd 2009
1466 Comments


Ya know, I just don't get this band I guess. They sound so plain to me. They're not bad by any means, I just don't quite understand what makes them "great." I must be listening to the wrong songs/albums. Anyone recommend what would make me fall in love with them?

Captain North
May 3rd 2009
6789 Comments


The guys moustache is tripping me out.

hismajestythepope
May 3rd 2009
30 Comments


http://www.ferretstyle.com/myspace_images/zao/ZAO_awakeMyspace2.jpg

best mustache ever

this album is as boring as anything zao's done in the past 10 years

@burnafterbreeding: get where fire & blood bring rest

Infernis
May 3rd 2009
398 Comments


It's not terrible but it almost just feels like your in a room listening to a jam session. At least, with the bands I've been in I know guitars go off on these jam style riffs and run with it. This is kind of just a collection of those...pretty well shown in Human Cattle Masses Marching Forward.

aresx
May 3rd 2009
307 Comments


its not bad, i enjoyed what i heard (which was like the first 5 or 6 songs)

foreverendeared
May 3rd 2009
14678 Comments


Liberate Te Ex Inferis is the only Zao record i own and i don't listen to it nearly enough

Zippermouth
May 3rd 2009
1305 Comments


This is pretty good I guess.

Zizzer
May 4th 2009
915 Comments


Not bad. It will probably grow on me.

And for me the order of Zao albums goes Funeral of God > Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest > Liberate Te Ex Inferis > Parade of Chaos/(Self-Titled) > All Else Failed > The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here > The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

Pebster49
May 4th 2009
2993 Comments


sounds good, getting this for sure

JAV
May 4th 2009
1943 Comments


Scott should start wearing a top hat and a monocle.

hismajestythepope
May 4th 2009
30 Comments


hahaha seriously



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