|Zao: New Album Streaming|
2009-05-02 by Hungry, Hungry Hippos | 30 Replies | 2104 Views
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
03. The Eyes Behind The Throne
04. Human Cattle Masses Marching Forward
05. Romance Of The Southern Spirit
06. What Will You Find?
08. Quiet Passenger Pt. 1
10. Quiet Passenger Pt. 2/The World Caved In
Comment by the band on the album:
"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.
Just thought I'd get this up before I go to work, will listen when I get back.
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.
Digging: Ronald Jenkees - Disorganized Fun
im liking this more than their last album so far
entropica is an awesome song.
Just listened to the whole thing.
I really enjoyed 4,9, and 10.
this severely surpasses my expectations. better than Fear and probably The Funeral of God too.
Good guitarwork but the vocals bother me.
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...
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yesss excited for this
i have to say this album is pretty great i already got my pre order yesterday
Ugh vocals sound like shit.
just listened to this.
not bad. zao rarely disappoint.
finished listening. definitely better than fear is what keeps us here. im prolly giving it 3.5 or 4
whats wrong with the vocals scott especally sounds better than ever
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?
The guys moustache is tripping me out.
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
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.
its not bad, i enjoyed what i heard (which was like the first 5 or 6 songs)
Digging: Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love
Liberate Te Ex Inferis is the only Zao record i own and i don't listen to it nearly enough
This is pretty good I guess.
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
sounds good, getting this for sure
Scott should start wearing a top hat and a monocle.