The legendary hardcore juggernauts Zao teaming up for a split 7" release for the first time in decades with touring pals (and Good Fight Music freshmen) Yashira. This split is a perfect example of how a release like this can exemplify the best of both bands and give new listeners to either group a perfect starting point to understand how each approach their craft. The Zao side hits all that a seasoned listener would crave: Daniel Weyandt's tortured howls, dynamic guitar work, slick riffs and some clean vocals peppered in, giving us a little texture. The Yashira side shows them at their finest, blending more straightforward metal core with touches of doom and ambience - it's a six minute rollercoaster of genre-bending heaviness & a perfect compliment to Side A. This Yashira track is also the final recording with original drummer Seth Howard after his tragic passing in late 2018.
01. Zao - Hide From The Light
02. Yashira - Led To Ache