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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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  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.   40 Days...
  9.   Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad
  10.   Looking Down From the Edge
  11.   Decayer
  12.   2.0
  13.   Dead Air
  14.   Open Water
  15.   Walk on Water
  16.   Condition/Comatose
  17.   Last Ones Left
  18.   Hollow Bodies
  19.   Black Rose Dying
  20.   The Sound of Starting Over
  21.   Dream On
  22.   Pray
  23.   Against the Waves
  24.   The Reign
  25.   Promised Ones
  26.   Stay Still
  27.   With Eyes Wide Shut
  28.   Carry On
  29.   Youngbloods
  30.   Undefeated
  31.   Meet Me At the Gates
  32.   'till the Death of Me
  33.   To Hell & Back
  34.   Rise Up
  35.   Departures
  36.   Oathbreaker
  37.   Déjà Vu
  38.   Exodus
  39.   Higinia
  40.   God Wears Gucci
  41.   Keep What We Love & Burn the Rest
  42.   Bones Crew
  43.   Witness
  44.   Times Like These
  45.   Standing on the Ashes
  46.   See You on the Outside
  47.   I'm Bad News, In the Best Way
  48.   You Deserve Nothing & I Hope You Get Less
  49.   Could Tell a Love
  50.   His Last Walk
  51.   Wait for Tomorrow
  52.   To Those Left Behind
  53.   Don't Say Goodbye
  54.   Awakening
  55.   We'll Sleep When We're Dead
  56.   Five Ninety
  57.   Flatline
  58.   Buried in These Walls
  59.   A Message to the Unknown
  60.   I Wouldn't Quit If Everyone Quit
  61.   [Bonus Material]
  62.   Youngblood
  63.   Youngbloods by Jesse Barnett
  64.   Carry On by Jake Luhrs
  65.   Open Water by LIGHTS

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