CMJ- "Like a lounge lizard weaned on Primus, J Hacha De Zola cranks and curdles and clomps around his slithery croon tunes.
"Songwriting Magazine (UK)- "The music of New Jersey native J Hacha De Zola stalks the periphery of society, the dark corners where slippery characters meet and down-and-outs go to drown their sorrows."
MAGNET Magazine - "Delightful theatrics.”
Stereo Embers Magazine-"“A wobbly and battered desolation that brings to mind Mark Lanegan fronting The Doors. It’s stunning stuff.”
SLUG Mag- "Not since The Hold Steady 'Separation Sunday' has a concept album provided both emotional depth and entertainment."
Utne Reader- "One could be forgiven for assuming J. Hacha de Zola is a transient, back alley carnival showman followed through town by a band of tangle-haired misfits. The kind of alluring character found in old children’s books."
“The main influence is that of Tom Waits. But if Zola has influences, he also has talent.” - VOIR “To say that De Zola’s creative process and musical style are unique is an understatement.” -SLUG “A twisted, dystopian narrative straight from the mind of John Carpenter.” – ELMORE “Visonary” - BLURT