Zao
Parade of Chaos


3.5
great

Review

by mrend55 USER (3 Reviews)
October 19th, 2012 | 47 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Better then your everyday Metalcore album.

Metalcore fits the shoes of many bands, some completely different from other bands labelled under the same style. Raging from melodic metalcore bands such as Killswitch Engage, to over the top heavy bands such as Converge. Zao have their own style to their name.

This album is nothing like the Zao you would have heard in their early albums, or "Liberate Te Ex Inferis." This album is something different. On the first listen to this album some of the songs just seem to be another metalcore song. But some of the songs are not just another metalcore song, they are something unique. The music on the album is what you would expect from a metalcore band. There is more of a hard-core sound on this album in most of the songs which is a good and bad thing. It’s a good thing because it sounds nice. The bad thing is some of the more hard-core riffs do not go good next to Daniel Weyandt vocals. The music could also be beautiful melodic at time (Listen to "Angel without wings.")

The drums on this album are good. But nothing breathtaking. Same with the bass, it’s just there. The guitars are the main point of the albums, playing a nice mix of metal and hard-core riffs. Even some blues/hard rock like sounding solo's. Overall in the music side this album is good. Not amazing, but good never the less.

The vocals on this album are heavy. That’s the only way I can explain his growls, which are used though the whole album. The cleans on the other hand are okay. Not amazing cleans but they still work with what’s been played. Overall in the Vocal side the album is great. His Growls too much of a good thing? Not on this album.

The experimental nurture of the band is shown in songs such as "Man in the Womb" and "The Ballad of Buddy Bigsby." The first of which is a great song, a refreshing change from heaviness. What makes it great is its only one song on the album like it, making it something unique. "The Ballad of Buddy Bigsby" Is nothing more than what it sounds like, filler.

Overall this is a great album with nothing clearly bad about it. Songs like "Angel without wings"; "Free the three" and "Suspend/Suspension" are the stand out tracks on the album to me.


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mrend55
October 19th 2012


30 Comments


Yeah, i agree with that, my Favorite will always be Liberate Te Ex Inferis but, no album made me feel the way that album did, it will chilling and just, heavy.

mrend55
October 19th 2012


30 Comments


That was a great album, i really need to listen to it again. Have not listen to it in awhile.

heyadam
October 19th 2012


1776 Comments


Blood and Fire and The Funeral of God for sure are my favorites.

Hospital
October 19th 2012


2085 Comments


love angel without wings

bassasaurus
October 19th 2012


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

When self titled came out, it was a pivotal change for me in hard core. I've envied this band through their long history and constantly shifting line up. I owe much to Zao.

Hospital
October 19th 2012


2085 Comments


so much you made an account just to post here? ; )

Funeralopolis
October 19th 2012


12889 Comments


this review hurts to read.

every time you make a point you have to reiterate it right after in a 'i dunno' kind of tone, fuck off.

Digging: Sugary Sweet Machines - Deformity Disco

asaf
October 19th 2012


897 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

with new WFAHM, Danza, and all sorts of other shit poppin' out, seems like a waste to spring this up just for a three... oh Sputnik is turning into a daycare...

ianjulian
October 19th 2012


641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

on the album to me.

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mrend55
October 19th 2012


30 Comments


"this review hurts to read.

every time you make a point you have to reiterate it right after in a 'i dunno' kind of tone, fuck off."

Funeralopolis i see what you mean, i'll try improve on that.

someguest
October 19th 2012


24259 Comments


tell me what is an 'everyday metalcore album'

Digging: Dr. Dre - Compton

mrend55
October 20th 2012


30 Comments


killswitch engage 2009 self-titled album, Most of The Bleds work after their First album, and albums by bands such us Bring Me the Horizon and Parkway drive. They are what i would call everyday metalcore albums.

someguest
October 20th 2012


24259 Comments


so something you'd listen to everyday because it's so good?

mrend55
October 20th 2012


30 Comments


By everyday i meant really genetic metalcore.

ChuckyTruant
October 20th 2012


15728 Comments


I don't believe I've ever heard a genetic metalcore album, please explain!

JokineAugustus
October 20th 2012


7922 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

About time someone reviewed this. Liberate and Funeral of God are the best, with WBAFBR being 3rd for me.

Digging: PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

mrend55
October 20th 2012


30 Comments


Tell me what so terrible about it? I don't believe you can neg it and not tell me which parts to improve on. I was going to bitch about your music taste, but a lot of the albums that you have gave 5's too are albums i love so i can not do that sadly.

ChuckyTruant
October 20th 2012


15728 Comments


Lmfao

mrend55
October 20th 2012


30 Comments


This is sputnikmusic. When ever i see a augment on here everyone bitches at each others music taste.

I'll try to be more in depth in the future.

SadAndHolyGlow
October 21st 2012


1581 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

About time this album got a review. Well done.

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