Zao is a band known not only for their ideology, but their many line-up changes. In this post, I'd like to focus on the first "era" of the band. Founding members include Eric Reeder (vocals), Roy Goudy (guitar), Mic Cox (bass), and Jesse Smith (drums). Since their beginning in 1993, the band caught a lot of flak for their outspoken and straightforward attitudes regarding their faith, but that didn't hold them back from achieving what they wished to achieve. In my opinion, that is what they are most known for.
Early Zao recordings are vastly different than what they went on to become many years after their inception. Below are links to download the first three recorded outputs by the band.
"Author" Demo (1994)
3) Your Plank
8) It's Real
"Sustained" Demo (1995)
"The Tie That Binds": Split with Outcast (1995 / Steadfast Records)
1) Zao - Flight
2) Zao - Security* (Didn't Originally Appear on Split)
3) Outcast - What Have We Done?
4) Wasting Time