Living metalcore legends Zao crank out some of the most dynamic and heaviest material in their roughly 24-year existence with Pyrrhic Victory.
Following hot on the heels of 2016’s The Well-Intentioned Virus, Pyrrhic Victory delivers five new, venomous tracks that serve as a companion piece to the aforementioned, well-received album. These five songs continue along the path its predecessor previously embarked upon, helping to fortify a new shade of Zao that is all at once gritty, brooding and complex. In a sense this new material is a perfect melding of the band’s more angular and dissonant early material (Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest, Liberate te Ex Inferis, etc), and their groovier later material (The Funeral of God, etc). Both The Well-Intentioned Virus and Pyrrhic Victory work together to usher in an exciting new era for this highly influential act. Continue Reading