The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

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The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
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Studio album by Zao
Released April 1, 1997
Recorded Oz Studios, Baltimore, Maryland in October 1996
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 44:55
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Zao; Drew Mazurek
Zao chronology
All Else Failed
(1995)
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
(1997)
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jesus Freak Hideout 1.5/5 stars[1]

The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation is the second full-length release by metalcore band Zao, released on Tooth & Nail Records on April 1, 1997.

This album is considered to be Zao's last album that leaned toward a more hardcore sound, after this album the band became more metal influenced. Many of the tracks (such as "Exchange", "Endure", and "In Loving Kindness") are re-arranged and re-recorded versions of songs from the band's previous album All Else Failed.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Shawn Jones, except where noted; all music composed by Zao.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Times of Separation" Jesse Smith 5:01
2. "Surrounds Me"   4:32
3. "Exchange"   3:34
4. "Particle" Smith 2:50
5. "Repressed" Roy Goudy 4:11
6. "In Loving Kindness" Jones, Smith 3:44
7. "Endure"   4:10
8. "The Children Cry for Help" Jones, Smith 5:31
9. "Resistance"   3:01
10. "Song 1"   8:21
Total length: 44:55

Credits[edit]

  • Shawn Jonas – vocals
  • Roy Goudy – guitar
  • Mic Cox – bass
  • Jesse Smith – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keel, Fred (December 24, 2008). "Zao, "The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved September 18, 2015.