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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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Shadows Fall

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Shadows Fall

  1.   Song
  2.   Destroyer of Senses
  3.   Thoughts Without Words
  4.   What Drives the Weak
  5.   Divide and Conquer
  6.   Redemption
  7.   The Power of I and I
  8.   Inspiration on Demand
  9.   Fire From the Sky
  10.   Curshing Belial by Brian Fair
  11.   War
  12.   To Ashes
  13.   The Idiot Box
  14.   In Effigy
  15.   Mark of the Squealer
  16.   Of One Blood
  17.   Save Your Soul
  18.   Venomous
  19.   Revel In My Loss
  20.   Idle Hands
  21.   Enlightened by the Cold
  22.   Weight of the World
  23.   Welcome to the Machine
  24.   Still I Rise
  25.   My Demise
  26.   Fleshold
  27.   Picture Perfect
  28.   King of Nothing
  29.   A Public Execution
  30.   Stupid Crazy
  31.   Another Hero Lost
  32.   Stillness
  33.   The Light That Blinds
  34.   Root Bound Apollo
  35.   Lost Within
  36.   Nothing Remains
  37.   Embrace Annihilation
  38.   Just Another Nightmare
  39.   Forevermore
  40.   December
  41.   Eternity Is Within
  42.   Deadworld
  43.   Prelude to Disaster
  44.   Montauk
  45.   Pain Glass Vision
  46.   Walk the Edge
  47.   Blind Faith
  48.   The Taste of Fear
  49.   Crushing Belial
  50.   Dread Uprising
  51.   The Great Collapse
  52.   Burning the Lives
  53.   Storm Winds
  54.   Failure of the Devout
  55.   Going Going Gone
  56.   Carpal Tunnel
  57.   Seize the Calm
  58.   Will To Rebuilt
  59.   This Is My Own
  60.   Act Of Contrition
  61.   A Fire in Babylon
  62.   Mystery of the Spirit
  63.   Casting Shade
  64.   Stepping Outside the Circle
  65.   The First Noble Truth
  66.   Serenity
  67.   The Art of Balance
  68.   The Wasteland
  69.   The Unknown
  70.   The Path to Imminent Ruin
  71.   Dead and Gone
  72.   Final Call
  73.   Fury of the Storm
  74.   Haunting Me Endlessly
  75.   Those Who Cannot Speak
  76.   Ghosts Of Past Failures
  77.   Teasn', Pleasn'

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