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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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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.   Remedy
  9.   Bleed
  10.   Witch
  11.   Whatever You Became
  12.   She Said
  13.   A Different Kind of Pain
  14.   Wasted Years
  15.   It's All Good
  16.   Confession
  17.   Rain Song
  18.   Sad Happy
  19.   Don't Belong
  20.   Anti-Love Song
  21.   Send in the Clowns
  22.   Cure My Tragedy (A Letter to God)
  23.   The Break
  24.   Emily
  25.   Tell Me Why
  26.   When Heaven's Not Far Away
  27.   Another Pill
  28.   The Day Seattle Died
  29.   Strip Her Down
  30.   The Ballad of the Nameless
  31.   So Long June
  32.   Ocean
  33.   God's Song
  34.   Happens All the Time
  35.   Anatomy of a Tidal Wave
  36.   Kill the Music Industry
  37.   Black Sunday
  38.   Sick of Man
  39.   Same Drug
  40.   Goodbye Cruel World
  41.   Go Away
  42.   The Crossroads
  43.   Flight of the Superstar
  44.   Change the World
  45.   Everyone Dies
  46.   Ugly
  47.   Give
  48.   What Happens Now
  49.   The Park
  50.   American Dream
  51.   Oxigene 8
  52.   Outerspace
  53.   Serial Killer
  54.   Welcome2myworld
  55.   When Angels Fly Away
  56.   Feel It in Your Heart
  57.   Back Home
  58.   Makes Her Sick
  59.   The Switch
  60.   Insane
  61.   Delivering the Saint
  62.   Superstar

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