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