(Self Titled)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 2001
RecordedSeptember 10–23, 2000
StudioPoynters Palace, Little Rock, Arkansas
LabelSolid State/Tooth & Nail/EMI
ProducerBarry Poynter
Zao chronology
Liberate Te Ex Inferis
Parade of Chaos
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Decapolisnot rated[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[3]

(Self-Titled) is the fifth full-length album by metalcore band Zao, released on February 21, 2001, by Solid State/Tooth & Nail/EMI. This album saw the departure of guitarist Russ Cogdell. The entire album was written in the recording studio by Scott and Jesse. Dan would be sent the tracks to write lyrics and then recorded them. The band famously broke up on stage (in Pennsylvania, Sept 2001) touring this album.[4]

Track listing[]

All lyrics are written by Daniel Weyandt; all music is composed by Scott Mellinger and Jesse Smith.

1."5 Year Winter"2:28
2."Alive Is Dead"2:45
3."A Tool to Scream"4:10
5."Trashcanhands (Keyboard Cowards)"3:37
6."The Race of Standing Still"5:07
8."The End of His World"3:09
9."The Dreams That Don't Come True"5:59
10."At Zero (Simeon Simmons)"3:38




Chart (2001) Peak
Billboard Top Christian Albums[5] 30


  1. ^ Self-Titled at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Decapolis review". Archived from the original on November 1, 2001. Retrieved January 7, 2018.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Powless, Steven (October 19, 2011). "Zao, "(Self-Titled)" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Future of Zao Uncertain?". Punk News. December 27, 2001. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Zao Chart History: Top Christian Albums". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved June 11, 2018.