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PostSubject: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:15 am

After my first listen i thought Zao had gone way backwards in the quality of their sound after listening to their prior album "The Funeral Of God". I looked into the album abit and found out that the quality of the album was down played to make it sound very live and raw. After learning this i gave it another listen and enjoyed how amazing Zao sound without computer alterations. For those who like to read through the lyric book to learn the words will be disappointed like myself as all the lyrics are in mirror image text so you'd be better off printing the lyrics off the net if you want to learn the words.

Stand out tracks
It's Hard Not To Shake With A Gun In Your Mouth
Pudgy Young Blondes With Lobotomy Eyes

Also for those who know Zao's work. Who else thinks the opening of Physician Heal Thyself sounds alot like the opening of The Rising End (The First Prophecy)?
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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:22 am

Isn't it "Purdy" not "Pudgy"?

I think the quality of the vocals is a bit bad on this album compared to the rest of their work. They're very hard to decipher, although, I can still tell that he's performing the same as he did on the last album.

As for the comparison of those songs, I'd have to listen again because I've never thought of it before.

I'd also add "My Love, My Love(We've Come Back From The Dead)" as a song to listen to.

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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:26 am

When i copied the album to i-tunes it read the track name as Pudgy and i just checked wikipedia just incase i-tunes made a mistake. Wiki says it's pudgy aswell.
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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:28 am

Then my tracklisting is wrong...

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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:53 am

I hate it when i-tunes stuffs up when i copy a cd to it. I usually don't pay attention but after several mistakes i take note of what track names come up etc
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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:06 pm

Personally I thought this album was a step back, as The Funeral of God was an awesome metalcore album.
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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:25 am

I still rate The Funeral Of God as their best album. The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here was good but didn't hit the mark.
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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:32 am

I think Funeral of God is their best... I don't know why Abnormal Freak always says Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest is their best. I think they're nowhere in the same league.

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PostSubject: Re: Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here   Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:17 am

I don't own their older works but i have Legendary so that gives me a good taste of their older material and non of it seems to hit the mark that The Funeral Of God laid down.
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