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Jacksonville, Florida-based alternative metal outfit Cold started out by sharing the aesthetic of another Florida band, Limp Bizkit. Both groups favored technically complex, bleak, and brutal metal that merged elements of Jane's Addiction, Metallica, and Tool. The Bizkit actually discovered Cold playing in the Jacksonville area and helped them sign to the A&M subsidiary Flip. Cold's eponymous debut album was released in the summer of 1998, and through constant touring, the combo earned a devoted following. Their sophomore effort 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage appeared two years later, and Year of the Spider in 2003. By this point, Cold was moving steadily away from the Limp Bizkit model in favor of a moodier sound suggestive of Staind. On Spider, the hit single "Stupid Girl" was an example of this. (Interestingly, "Stupid Girl" was co-written by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo.) Despite Year of the Spider doing well with rock fans, Geffen soured on Cold in the midst of promotion for the album. Being dropped from the label led to internal strife. Guitarist Kelly Hayes departed, guitarist Terry Balsamo left to join Evanescence, and drummer Sam McCandless and vocalist Scooter Ward were left high and dry. Then a family member of Ward's became ill, and the future of Cold looked bleak. However, the band endured. They signed a new deal with Lava/Atlantic, and issued Different Kind of Pain in August 2005. By this point, Cold's lineup included Ward, McCandless, guitarists Matt Loughran and Mike Booth, and bassist Jeremy Marshall. After the release of A Different Kind of Pain, the band parted ways in 2006, with Ward and McCandless launching a band that became the Killer and the Star. By the time the Killer and the Star released their debut album in 2009, Cold's original lineup had reunited. They mounted a tour in 2009, then set about recording a new album, Superfiction, which was released in the summer of 2011. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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    Xtreme Alt Rock
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Stupid Girl
  3.   Wicked World
  4.   No One
  5.   Just Got Wicked
  6.   End of the World
  7.   Suffocate
  8.   Bleed
  9.   Anti-Love Song
  10.   Remedy
  11.   Happens All the Time
  12.   Wasted Years
  13.   A Different Kind of Pain
  14.   Don't Belong
  15.   Rain Song
  16.   Sad Happy
  17.   Anatomy of a Tidal Wave
  18.   The Ballad of the Nameless
  19.   Ugly
  20.   The Break
  21.   Emily
  22.   When Angels Fly Away
  23.   Cure My Tragedy (A Letter to God)
  24.   She Said
  25.   Go Away
  26.   The Crossroads
  27.   Tell Me Why
  28.   Outerspace
  29.   Sick of Man
  30.   Confession
  31.   Strip Her Down
  32.   The Day Seattle Died
  33.   Goodbye Cruel World
  34.   What Happens Now
  35.   Welcome2myworld
  36.   The Park
  37.   So Long June
  38.   God's Song
  39.   When Heaven's Not Far Away
  40.   Feel It in Your Heart
  41.   Black Sunday
  42.   Whatever You Became
  43.   Witch
  44.   It's All Good
  45.   Makes Her Sick
  46.   Send in the Clowns
  47.   Flight of the Superstar
  48.   Delivering the Saint
  49.   Ocean
  50.   Another Pill
  51.   Back Home
  52.   Kill the Music Industry
  53.   Change the World
  54.   Same Drug
  55.   Everyone Dies
  56.   American Dream
  57.   The Switch
  58.   Superstar
  59.   Serial Killer
  60.   Give
  61.   Oxigene 8
  62.   Insane
  63.   Disgregation
  64.   Lull
  65.   Perilous Nation
  66.   Ghost in Here
  67.   Bizarre
  68.   Gone Away
  69.   [DVD]
  70.   Summernight
  71.   Blame
  72.   Space Oddity
  73.   Cold Talks with Freak of WRCX
  74.   Sorrow
  75.   Strobe Light Network
  76.   Last Time
  77.   Crossfade

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