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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

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

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