Parade of Chaos

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Parade of Chaos
Parade Of Chaos.jpg
Studio album by Zao
Released July 10, 2002
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:54
Label Solid State/Tooth & Nail/EMI
Producer Barry Poynter; Jesse Smith; Scott Mellinger
Zao chronology
Parade of Chaos
All Else Failed
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]
Lambgoat 9/10 stars[3]

Parade of Chaos is the sixth full-length album released by metalcore band Zao. Released on July 10, 2002 by Solid State/Tooth & Nail/EMI. This album was recorded similarly to (Self-Titled) with Scott and Jesse writing in the studio and Dan being absent until time to record vocals. This album was also recorded at the same time as the recording of the All Else Failed reissue. This album featured the departure of bassist Rob Horner.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Zao.

No. Title Length
1. "The Buzzing" 3:23
2. "Suspend/Suspension" 5:51
3. "Parade of Chaos" 2:40
4. "Angel Without Wings" 3:45
5. "Killing Cupid" 3:32
6. "Free the Three" 4:05
7. "Man in the Womb" 4:14
8. "A Pirate's Prayer" 4:12
9. "The Ballad of Buddy Bigsby" 1:48
10. "How Are the Weak Free" 4:24
Total length: 37:54




  • Barry Poynter - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Brian Gardner - Mastering


  • "Free the Three" was inspired by the West Memphis Three, three young men who were tried and convicted of the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas on May 5, 1993.


  • "This disc is incredible... Yet again, I am amazed by the imagination Zao shows in breaking the pre-conceived notions of what hardcore (or even hard music in general) should sound like." -[4]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Powless, Steven (November 10, 2011). "Zao, "Parade of Chaos" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lambgoat review
  4. ^ Retrieved on November 8, 2010.