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All Else Failed - Original Recording Remastered

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Eric Clay
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Eric Clay An absolute gem of old school metallic hardcore. Hits just as hard now as it did then. Favorite track: PS 77.
glazerook_ardell
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glazerook_ardell One of the very first albums I heard with harsh vocals. Fun songwriting, great energy. This era Zao was absolutely a gateway band. Favorite track: Resistance.
Marco Leal
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Marco Leal I've been on an old school Spirit filled hardcore kick lately and one of those greats is Zao. Pre Splinter shards and remastered! Sounds so much more powerful which I didn't know was possible! I highly recommend for fans of Unashamed, Focal Point, Training For Utopia, early Hopesfall, and all early Spirit filled hardcore! Favorite track: Resistance.
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Miodrag Nineties metalcore classic...Masterpiece.
⚰️ Gberdex ⚰️
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⚰️ Gberdex ⚰️ I still have my original CD from 96 and this remastering sounds fuller and clearer than it ever has! Nothing even comes close to what Zao has achieved, the single greatest American Hardcore album of all time. Favorite track: In These Times Of Silence.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    To celebrate the 25th birthday of this masterpiece we have had the 2018 restored audio re-cut as a 45rpm 2xLP. The album lacquer masters were cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and pressed in Cleveland Ohio at Gotta Groove Records. Packaged with all new artwork in a gorgeous uv gloss coated gatefold jacket with a 12 page lyric and photo booklet.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    To celebrate the 25th birthday of this masterpiece we have had the 2018 restored audio re-cut as a 45rpm 2xLP. The album lacquer masters were cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and pressed in Cleveland Ohio at Gotta Groove Records. Packaged with all new artwork in a gorgeous uv gloss coated gatefold jacket with a 12 page lyric and photo booklet.

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    25th anniversary edition on CD packaged in an eco wallet with all new artwork and photo/lyric booklet.

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    25th anniversary edition in red shell cassette with new artwork.

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    Remastered and available for the first time on vinyl and pressed on 150gm black vinyl

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  • All Else Failed - CASSETTE
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Remastered and available for the first time on cassette.

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  • All Else Failed - COMPACT DISC
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The original 1995 recording of the debut full length from Zao remastered.

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1.
Resistance 02:51
Why For what do we strive that will bring Bring us closer No human deed will show us approved For two thousand years we've chocked on our efforts Only to lay down and die Things change And things stay the same Through all these trials I cannot compose myself Till there is a time That no heaviness Fills my heart I cannot compose myself So in all this there must arise a plan A strategy to subdue the schemes For generation upon generation God retained a silence That shattered the hears of men And for a season, all else, all else failed Through cycle after cycle the masses pleaded for a change A cause of difference There is no other name Given among men whereby They might be saved in all these years When men crawled the earth Choking on his tears No composure nor completion reigned No self-righteous cleansing Leaning on the strength of self or another man No human effort can bring holiness Or even the strength to stand There is no explanation for this reasoning The only thing in life that is constant is Jesus
2.
We are a new creation The old has gone The new has come Reconciled us to Himself Through Christ Jesus We will be free Forever knowing what will become of us Thank you for the cross Trusting in the balance Has tilted me toward righteousness Lifting my spirit once again Sinking not in my functioning Inhale Exhale this over and over again Looking for tomorrow forgetting about today Striving to tell them the truth Dying, dying, dead Through prayer and sacrifice into all the earth With love and understanding Now I look to importance Standing here steadfast To renew the spirit within me Do not cast me from your presence Or take Your Holy Spirit from me
3.
Endure 04:57
I will endure It will endure in me Until the end Forever I will endure If we continue in these ways Rebellion bends toward hatred We rise up for our cause And forsake the outsiders Where is this love, this understanding? Who will stand? What will break down If this uprise of self is left to reign? This age screams for a standard to uphold An answer for these questions The wavering of beliefs lead to destruction Nothing remains constant to its origin But the unchanging faith of Christ The One stable since creation Thoughts have come and theories have gone Nothing has lasted through resistance But who can deny, who can dispute The faith that's been throughout Since the foundation of the beginning? It has always been and always will be forever It has been proven, it shall remain This faith has stood the test It persists through the conflict Through the revolt against its ways Nothing has held true like this No other has revealed no other has revealed such strength The roots run deep within Entangling around my rock, entangling Never letting that has sustained me I will endure in what I believe And what I believe will endure in me.
4.
His love He is King He is with us He is God He is with us He is God (Not a clue) In refuge and strength Ever present help in trouble Without fear As the nations uproar And the kingdoms fall He lifts His voice melting He is with us He is God He is with us He is God In His purpose I will stand I've been renewed by Him alone We've been made by the Maker Bought by the Buyer Broken By the Breaker I am His.
5.
Foresight 02:53
With open arms I'll be held down by the Spirit of God I refuse to turn away By the world and its lies Everlasting words like water flows through my heart As the wisdom runs deep within Foreseen through my Savior The complication has been done With wisdom and truth inside No reflections from the past will come And there will be no misconception That would turn my faith away when I'm with You Life the endless maze will not be so narrow Soon time will not have to wait For soon I will go against what awaits me With open arms I'll be held down by the Spirit of God I refuse to turn away By the world and its lies Everlasting words like water flows through my heart As the wisdom runs deep within Foreseen through my Savior The complication has been done With wisdom and truth inside No reflections from the past will come And there will be no misconception That would turn my faith away when I'm with You I will lift up my spirit to be with You
6.
PS 77 04:55
Cry out to God for help I cried out to God to hear me When I was distressed and I sought the Lord I stretched out my hand but found no comfort I remembered you God and I groaned My spirit, it grew faint, You kept my eyes from closing When I was too troubled to speak I thought about the former days I remember my songs in the night My heart mused, my spirit inquired Will the Lord reflect forever? Will He never show His favor again Has this unfailing love vanished forever Has His will since failed for all time Has God forgotten to be merciful Has His anger withheld His compassion Then I thought to this I will appeal The years of the right hand of the Most High I will remember the deeds of my Lord I will meditate on all Your works And consider all Your deeds Your ways God are holy What God is great like our God
7.
Exchange 03:09
Revelation Unknowing has been taken Why had I waited so long Refrained for this love Never open to the hope He has How could I reject this He was calling my name Searching for me I always turned away Not wanting to believe I had a need for Him Feeling this emptiness Not knowing He could fill Drowning in my efforts to find comfort I searched and strived for the answer But every step I fell And the earth crumbled under me Now I found this rock This stable place The pain has gone away I please my hope in no other My heart, it cries It toils inside me Wanting all to have this life Wishing all to know this love But I'm reminded of my turning Closing my eyes Running the other way But I've decided I opened my eyes To find more than I was looking for My mind screams Knowing this is for all But not all want what I've found Now I found this Rock This stable place The pain has gone away I place my hope in no other I opened my eyes To find more than I was looking for My mind screams Knowing this is for all But not all want what I've found Now I found this Rock This stable place The pain has gone away I place my hope in no other
8.
What else is there After the slipping away When everything is silent And nothing is around, alone Looking deep inside Hearing the echo of my soul No one can know In there times of silence These times of separation I find there is a void that rises up A peace that brings my tears A comfort that no one else can offer So why do people turn away Why they look elsewhere And base there self on opinions When the truth is so evident That this God of Love is so constant When every thing is gone Destruction and storms My Jesus stands to help
9.
Erase my thoughts Cancel my subscription To the things of this world I open eyes of deliverance I'm color blind waiting to see Want to finally say no And walk away with a smile Time after time my call is game over But again and again this cancer spread Bleeding and spitting guilt and convictions As I lay in this pit, pit of defeat Pit of defeat Time after time my call is game over But again and again my cancer spread Bleeding and spitting guilt and convictions As I lay in this pit, pit of defeat Once again to try to beat it out Over and over again So worn To watch Him die and smile At His dismay His pain my deliverance My cleanliness a gift of freedom My walk purified My peace given by God Erase my thoughts Cancel my subscription To the things of this world I open eyes of deliverance I'm color blind
10.
Why For what do we strive that will bring Bring us closer No human deed will show us approved For two thousand years we've chocked on our efforts Only to lay down and die Things change And things stay the same Through all these trials I cannot compose myself Till there is a time That no heaviness Fills my heart I cannot compose myself So in all this there must arise a plan A strategy to subdue the schemes For generation upon generation God retained a silence That shattered the hears of men And for a season, all else, all else failed Through cycle after cycle the masses pleaded for a change A cause of difference There is no other name Given among men whereby They might be saved in all these years When men crawled the earth Choking on his tears No composure nor completion reigned No self-righteous cleansing Leaning on the strength of self or another man No human effort can bring holiness Or even the strength to stand There is no explanation for this reasoning The only thing in life that is constant is Jesus

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released April 1, 1996

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