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Shadows Fall

Although their music sometimes bears strong similarities to the technical, progressive brand of death metal centered around Gothenburg, Sweden and epitomized by bands like In Flames, Shadows Fall actually hail from Massachusetts. Guitarists Jonathan Donais and Matthew Bachand formed the band in 1996, and by the summer of the following year, the lineup had solidified with vocalist Phil Lebonte, bassist Paul Romanko, and drummer David Germain. Building their songs around the stop-start tempo and riff changes pioneered by bands like Metallica, Slayer, and Iron Maiden, the band toured New England and eventually snagged opening slots for acts like Fear Factory and Cannibal Corpse. Toward the end of 1997, they recorded a self-financed, self-released album titled Somber Eyes to the Sky, which eventually charted in CMJ's Loud Rock Top Ten and was picked up for overseas distribution. In 1998, Shadows Fall replaced Lebonte with former Overcast vocalist Brian Fair, a more versatile singer capable of handling melody as well as pure aggression. After further touring, the band scored a deal with Century Media in 1999; their first widely distributed domestic album, Of One Blood, was issued in early 2000. Soon after, Germain left the band and was replaced by drummer Jason Bittner. After releasing The Art of Balance in 2002 the band spent the summer of 2003 on the Ozzfest tour, gaining a larger fan base thanks to their intense live show. In turn, their 2004 album The War Within debuted at number 20 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. A collection of tracks left off the album appeared in 2006 as Fallout from the War. It was followed by Threads of Life in 2007 and Retribution in 2009. A world tour followed and resulted in the 2010 release of Madness in Manila: Shadows Fall Live in the Philippines 2009, followed by global touring and festival appearances. The band returned to the studio in 2011 and cut Fire from the Sky, which was issued in the spring of 2012. ~ Steve Huey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Destroyer of Senses
  3.   Thoughts Without Words
  4.   What Drives the Weak
  5.   Redemption
  6.   Still I Rise
  7.   Inspiration on Demand
  8.   The Idiot Box
  9.   The Power of I and I
  10.   Mark of the Squealer
  11.   Curshing Belial by Brian Fair
  12.   War
  13.   Of One Blood
  14.   Venomous
  15.   In Effigy
  16.   Idle Hands
  17.   Enlightened by the Cold
  18.   Weight of the World
  19.   Welcome to the Machine
  20.   The Light That Blinds
  21.   Those Who Cannot Speak
  22.   Nothing Remains
  23.   The First Noble Truth
  24.   Blind Faith
  25.   King of Nothing
  26.   A Public Execution
  27.   December
  28.   This Is My Own
  29.   A Fire in Babylon
  30.   Montauk
  31.   Fleshold
  32.   Root Bound Apollo
  33.   Walk the Edge
  34.   Lost Within
  35.   Save Your Soul
  36.   The Taste of Fear
  37.   The Path to Imminent Ruin
  38.   Picture Perfect
  39.   My Demise
  40.   The Great Collapse
  41.   Forevermore
  42.   Burning the Lives
  43.   Failure of the Devout
  44.   Carpal Tunnel
  45.   Stillness
  46.   Act Of Contrition
  47.   Prelude to Disaster
  48.   Stepping Outside the Circle
  49.   Revel In My Loss
  50.   Casting Shade
  51.   Fire From the Sky
  52.   Divide and Conquer
  53.   Embrace Annihilation
  54.   Dead and Gone
  55.   Crushing Belial
  56.   Dread Uprising
  57.   Storm Winds
  58.   Another Hero Lost
  59.   Deadworld
  60.   The Art of Balance
  61.   Pain Glass Vision
  62.   The Unknown
  63.   Stupid Crazy
  64.   Final Call
  65.   Fury of the Storm
  66.   Going Going Gone
  67.   Haunting Me Endlessly
  68.   Will To Rebuilt
  69.   Teasn', Pleasn'
  70.   Eternity Is Within
  71.   Ghosts Of Past Failures
  72.   Mystery of the Spirit
  73.   To Ashes
  74.   Serenity
  75.   Seize the Calm
  76.   Just Another Nightmare
  77.   The Wasteland

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