New Releases: February 11, 2022 – Zeal & Ardor

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Zeal & Ardor is a band that has received a ton of press these last few years. This is thanks to main man Manuel Gagneux’s brand of metal. He’s been able to captivate many, and get the band on some impressive tours. So much so that you have all of your usual suspects that tend to avoid metal altogether are reviewing the album.

The album shows off the band’s various influences. And they cover a lot of ground. For example, black metal, instrumental metal, jazz, gospel, soul, and finally industrial metal. This album takes Zeal & Ardor to the next level and makes Gagneux this decade’s Trent Reznor, and Prince. A master of taking a hodgepodge of different ingredients, and making something entertaining out of it.

The album is made up of fourteen tracks, the longest track is almost five minutes. It’s as if they were taking the opposite approach to Iron Maiden when it came to songwriting! Most of the tracks are around three minutes long. It’s an easy forty-four-minute listen.

If you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails, Code Orange, or previous work by the band, I definitely recommend you check the album out.

Here is Zeal & Ardor with the track "Death To The Holy" off of their self-titled album.

Interested in checking out Zeal & Ardor by Zeal & Ardor before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


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Eddie Vedder – Earthling

Once Human – Scar Weaver

Amorphis – Halo

Voivod – Syncro Anarchy

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate – Hell, CA

Girish And The Chronicles – Hail To The Heroes

Cult Of Luna – The Long Road North

Hangman’s Chair – A Loner

W.A.I.T. (We Are In Transit) – The End Of Noise

City Of Lights – Before The Sun Sets

The Devils Of Loudon – Escaping Eternity

Rust N Rage – One For The Road

Degreed- Are You Ready

Lionville- So Close To Heaven

Mecca – 20 Years

Night Cobra – Dawn Of The Serpent

Ten – Here Be Monsters

Zadra – Guiding Star


Napalm Death – Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes

Theandric – Flight Among The Tombs

Sataray – Blood Trine Moon

The Rum Jacks – Brass For Gold

Naked Gypsy Queens – Georgiana

Mariangela Demurtas – Dark Ability


Prong – Cleansing

Prong – Prove You Wrong

Refused – Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent (25th Anniversary)

The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell

Static-X – Machine

Trouble – One For The Road/Unplugged

Architects – Architects: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Edguy – The Savage Poetry (Anniversary Edition)

My Dying Bride – For Darkest Eyes

Hexen – Being And Nothingness


Alan Parsons – One Note Symphony – Live In Tel Aviv

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