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A Christian-oriented screamo quintet with some hip-hop and nu metal influences, blessthefall started in Phoenix, Arizona, when high-school friends Mike Frisby and Matt Traynor began practicing together in 2002. Guitarist Frisby and drummer Traynor found singer Craig Mabbitt and bassist Jared Warth on the local baby-band circuit and formed blessthefall in early 2004. Following a self-released three-song demo in the summer of 2005, guitarist Eric Lambert completed the final lineup of the band. An increased local live presence, including many shows played with fellow Phoenicians Greeley Estates, brought blessthefall to the attention of Greeley Estates' label, Science Records (an imprint of Record Collection), which signed the still largely teenaged band in 2006. Shows with bands like Norma Jean and Alesana followed before blessthefall's debut album, His Last Walk, surfaced in April 2007. Shortly after the album's release, and in the midst of blessthefall's debut European tour, Mabbitt announced he was leaving the band to spend more time with his family. Later, he pleaded to be allowed back into the band, but was replaced with Beau Bokan, formerly of Take the Crown. (Mabbitt later joined Escape the Fate.) With Bokan on board, blessthefall toured before signing with Fearless Records in early 2009 and heading into the studio with Michael Baskette to record their sophomore album, Witness. They toured Australia and New Zealand in support of the album before Mike Frisby left the band early in 2011 to be replaced by Elliott Gruenberg, formerly of Legacy. They skipped that year's Warped Tour in order to focus on recording their third album, Awakening, which gave them their biggest hit to date, debuting at number 32 on the Billboard charts. Recording began on their fourth album in April 2013 and they finally made it onto the Warped Tour to promote the release, Hollow Bodies, which was produced by Joey Sturgis and released in August of that year. Featuring appearances by members of August Burns Red and Stick to Your Guns, the album was well received by fans, and hit number 15 on the Billboard Top 200. The group toured North America in 2014, and participated in the Warped Tour's 2015 lineup. Blessthefall's fifth full-length album, To Those Left Behind, appeared in September 2015. ~ John D. Buchanan & Stewart Mason
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  1.   Song
  2.   You Wear a Crown But You're No King
  3.   What's Left of Me
  4.   Bottomfeeder
  5.   Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted
  6.   Up In Flames
  7.   Skinwalkers
  8.   Keep What We Love & Burn the Rest
  9.   Walk On Water
  10.   Exodus
  11.   Meet Me At the Gates
  12.   Departures
  13.   Déjà Vu
  14.   A Message to the Unknown
  15.   To Those Left Behind
  16.   Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad
  17.   Dead Air
  18.   Hollow Bodies
  19.   Black Rose Dying
  20.   Last Ones Left
  21.   Oathbreaker
  22.   Condition/Comatose
  23.   The Sound of Starting Over
  24.   Youngbloods
  25.   40 Days...
  26.   We'll Sleep When We're Dead
  27.   You Deserve Nothing & I Hope You Get Less
  28.   Open Water
  29.   Times Like These
  30.   Promised Ones
  31.   'till the Death of Me
  32.   Rise Up
  33.   Dream On
  34.   Against the Waves
  35.   Carry On
  36.   I'm Bad News, In the Best Way
  37.   His Last Walk
  38.   Decayer
  39.   Bones Crew
  40.   Five Ninety
  41.   With Eyes Wide Shut
  42.   See You on the Outside
  43.   Buried in These Walls
  44.   Undefeated
  45.   The Reign
  46.   Awakening
  47.   I Wouldn't Quit If Everyone Quit
  48.   Witness
  49.   Stay Still
  50.   God Wears Gucci
  51.   2.0
  52.   Higinia
  53.   Could Tell a Love
  54.   Pray
  55.   Wait for Tomorrow
  56.   Looking Down From the Edge
  57.   Standing on the Ashes
  58.   Don't Say Goodbye
  59.   To Hell & Back
  60.   Flatline
  61.   [Bonus Material]
  62.   Youngblood

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