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