The mighty ZAO are back with their first full length album in 5 years, The Crimson Corridor (out April 9, 2021). ZAO’s new 60-minute, 11-song opus ranks as the near-three-decade-old group’s longest record since 2004’s The Funeral Of God, offering themes surrounding the manifestation of depression, anxiety and anger. Musically speaking The Crimson Corridor is all about extremes. Throughout the album, there are plenty of the band’s signature crushing riffs and abrasive vocals as well as moments of quiet tension. It’s been many years since I’ve seen ZAO live but, I do remember them being one hell of a hard act to follow. This new album sure feels like they are going to be decimating stages in the very near future!
ZAO- The Crimson Corridor: