ZAO
Metalcore • United States

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Zao (pronounced /ˈzeɪ.oʊ/) is a metalcore band from Greensburg in Pennsylvania, and are considered one of the founding metalcore groups.

Zao actually began in 1993 in Parkersburg in West Virginia, playing a style of hardcore similar to bands such as Earth Crisis and Snapcase.

Zao has hosted several musicians and endured numerous roster changes to the point where no original members remain. Former drummer Jesse Smith, singer Daniel Weydant, and guitarists Scott Mellinger & Russ Cogdell are seen by most fans as the "core" of Zao.

Christianity has been a key influence in the band's work; because the founding members claimed to have a strong relationship with God, they were considered a devoted Christian band, which changed as time passed. Former drummer Jesse Smith slowly changed the band's vision. Because only half the band's members identified themselves as Christians, Zao no longer considered itself a Christian band but rather a group
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The Funeral of GodThe Funeral of God
Ferret Records 2004
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(Self-Titled)(Self-Titled)
Solid State Records 2001
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All Else FailedAll Else Failed
Solid State Records 2003
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Awake?Awake?
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Ferret 2009
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The Fear is What Keeps Us HereThe Fear is What Keeps Us Here
Ferret Records 2006
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When Blood and Fire Bring RestWhen Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Tooth & Nail Records/ Solid State Records 1998
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Parade of ChaosParade of Chaos
Solid State Records 2002
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Liberate Te Ex InferisLiberate Te Ex Inferis
Solid State Records 1999
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.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
All Else Failed
Metalcore 1995
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The Splinter Shards The Birth Of Separation
Metalcore 1997
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest
Metalcore 1998
.. Album Cover 4.98 | 2 ratings
Liberate Te Ex Inferis (Save Yourself From Hell)
Metalcore 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
(Self-Titled)
Metalcore 2001
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Parade of Chaos
Metalcore 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Else Failed (2003)
Metalcore 2003
.. Album Cover 3.55 | 2 ratings
The Funeral of God
Metalcore 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here
Metalcore 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Awake?
Metalcore 2009

ZAO EPs & splits

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The Tie That Binds
Metalcore 1995
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Treadwater
Metalcore 1996
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Split EP
Metalcore 1998

ZAO live albums

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Author
Metalcore 1994
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Sustained
Metalcore 1995
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Zao / Luti-Kriss Sampler
Metalcore 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Wings Of Lead / The Rising End
Metalcore 2005

ZAO re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Legendary
Metalcore 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 2nd Era
Metalcore 2011

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The Lesser Lights Of Heaven
Metalcore 2005

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ZAO The Funeral of God

Album · 2004 · Metalcore
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On their seventh full-length release, metalcore maniacs ZAO changed their sound up a bit and created what is known as their most accessible album of their career. As always a few band member changes have occurred. Shawn Koschik replaced Brett Detar on bass and Stephen Peck replaced founding member Jesse Smith on drums. While their earlier albums were rooted in punk and extreme metalcore, on FUNERAL OF GOD they branch their sound out into more of a Killswitch Engage or Shadows Fall territory but if you ask me i think they sound a lot like what Lamb Of God would sound like if they injected a heap of metalcore into their groove thrash sound. Dan Weyandt’s vocals have a rather Randy Blythe shrieky shouting style and also sounds a little black metal at times. There is also some thrash riffs and alternative type additions as well making FUNERAL OF GOD possibly their most diverse sounding release with emphasis on melodic developments.

As far as the lyrics go this is actually a concept album which entertains the silly notion of God giving up on humanity out of disgust and leaving humans to their own fate without intervening his diving wisdom and saving powers. Well as the story goes humanity falls from grace and perpetuates war, death and destruction and devolves to the point that once again all of humanity comes to the conclusion that they need God’s return. Of course, this is extreme metal so lyrics are impossible to decipher from listening alone but ZAO continue to use their Christian beliefs as inspiration for lyrical content. Personally i couldn’t care less about any such pontification but find the music fairly interesting without being ridiculously original. ZAO offers a nice mix of their punk and metalcore past with enough of the new zingy groove, thrash and alternative metal ingredients including clean vocal segments to keep the album from being generic, however there are many tracks that do sound a little samey so i’m not blown away either.

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