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

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