Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

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Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Studio album by Zao
Released May 19, 1998
Recorded Poynter Recordings, Little Rock, Arkansas
Genre Metalcore
Length 39:59
Label Solid State/Tooth & Nail
Producer Barry Poynter, Bruce Fitzhugh
Zao chronology
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Training for Utopia / Zao
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press [2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[3]

Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest is the third full-length album released by metalcore band Zao on Solid State/Tooth & Nail. It was the first album to feature vocalist Dan Weyandt after the departure of Shawn Jonas along with new bassists/guitarists, Russ Cogdell and Brett Detar. The album contains a sample from the film The Shining at the beginning of "To Think of You", as well as a sample from the horror film The Prophecy during the intro to "Ravage Ritual".

Lyrical content[edit]

The lyrics on Blood & Fire deal with personal issues that vocalist Dan Weydant was dealing with at the time they were written.[4] The song "To Think Of You Is To Treasure An Absent Memory", deals with the suffering, and untimely deaths of Weydant's friends and stepbrother.[1][4] "Lies of Serpents" and "Ravage Ritual" both deal with hypocrisy in the Christian church.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Zao.

No. Title Length
1. "Lies of Serpents, a River of Tears" 2:39
2. "To Think of You Is to Treasure an Absent Memory" 4:27
3. "A Fall Farewell" 2:56
4. "March" 3:51
5. "Ember" 2:26
6. "Ravage Ritual" 3:15
7. "Fifteen Rhema" 3:33
8. "For a Fair Desire" 3:03
9. "The Latter Rain" 6:28
10. "Violet" 7:18
Total length: 39:59



Album information[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Downey, Ryan. "ZAO - Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Burgess, Aaron (June 1998). "Loud Life / Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest". Alternative Press. 12 (119): 100. ISSN 1065-1667. 
  3. ^ Keel, Fred (December 24, 2008). "Zao, "Where Blood & Fire Bring Rest". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Ryan J. Downey (2005). Zao - The Lesser Lights of Heaven. Ferret Records/Superhero Management.