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Zao / Fear Is What Keeps Us Here, The
Album:Fear Is What Keeps Us Here, The Collection:General
Artist:Zao Added:08/2006
Label:Ferret Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-09-10 Pull Date:2006-11-12 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:22 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 21, 2006:Too Heavy For Titanium
Cancer Eater

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-09-13 
Suprisingly good death metal/metalcore with a pretty noisy sound and some interesting guitar parts. Virtually impossible to comprehend vocals although not enough to off set their enticingly thick sound. Nice thick guitar sound goes from beginning to end. Another surprise: produced by Steve Albini.

(((1))) Mellow guitar intro then plunges into some pretty heavy bombastic metal.
(((2))) Good riff, harmonics, but the vocal parts are a tad redundant.
(((3))) Typical but not bad spastic metalcore ‘ala Today Is The Day.
(((4))) Fretboard apeshittery, charging thrashin’ death metal with a bit of a hardcore vibe. The “emo” part is mercifully short (though repeated).
(((5))) Pretty straight up and rockin, often shifts from the mellow to bombastic.
((((6))))) Really strong riff, pummeling heavy hardcore feeling with sweet solo.
(((7))) Loud, heavy guitars, pretty hammering but that’s about all it does.
(((8))) Chuggin’ on the open “E” chord and has a few other tricks like some nice tempo changes.
((((9)))) Straight up rockin’, loud & raw ‘ala Converge.
(((10))) Kinda fast and sorta techy but mostly garbled, growled vocals.
(((11))) Plenty of varation but not enough to keep it completely interesting.

Track Listing
1.Cancer Eater 6.Killing Time 'til It's Time To Die
2.Physician Heal Thyself 7.There Is No Such Thing As Paranoia
3.Everything You Love Will Soon Fly Away 8.Pudgy Young Blondes With Labotomy Eyes
4.It's Hard Not To Shake With A Gun In Your Mouth 9.My Love, My Love (We've Come Back From The Dead)
5.Kingdom Of Thieves 10.American Sheets On The Deathbed
 11.A Last Time For Everything