Zao’s second Solid State Records album Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest changed the game for the hardcore scene. Their follow-up, 1999′s Liberate Te Ex Inferis was even better. The sound was both darker and more cohesive. The album mixed in even more melody with the devastating aggression, creating a very complementary, artistic sound. With good reason this album is still considered one of Zao’s best, if not their best album.