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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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    Hard Rock
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    Xtreme Alt Rock
    1 song

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