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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.   Inspiration on Demand
  8.   In Effigy
  9.   The Idiot Box
  10.   Fire From the Sky
  11.   The Power of I and I
  12.   Venomous
  13.   Mark of the Squealer
  14.   Curshing Belial by Brian Fair
  15.   Of One Blood
  16.   Save Your Soul
  17.   To Ashes
  18.   Revel In My Loss
  19.   Idle Hands
  20.   War
  21.   Enlightened by the Cold
  22.   Weight of the World
  23.   Welcome to the Machine
  24.   The Light That Blinds
  25.   Picture Perfect
  26.   Still I Rise
  27.   Another Hero Lost
  28.   A Public Execution
  29.   Act Of Contrition
  30.   King of Nothing
  31.   Embrace Annihilation
  32.   Crushing Belial
  33.   Root Bound Apollo
  34.   Walk the Edge
  35.   Lost Within
  36.   Blind Faith
  37.   Nothing Remains
  38.   The Taste of Fear
  39.   Stupid Crazy
  40.   Just Another Nightmare
  41.   Burning the Lives
  42.   Storm Winds
  43.   Fury of the Storm
  44.   Carpal Tunnel
  45.   Will To Rebuilt
  46.   This Is My Own
  47.   Those Who Cannot Speak
  48.   Eternity Is Within
  49.   Ghosts Of Past Failures
  50.   The Art of Balance
  51.   Casting Shade
  52.   Stepping Outside the Circle
  53.   The First Noble Truth
  54.   Dead and Gone
  55.   The Great Collapse
  56.   Forevermore
  57.   Failure of the Devout
  58.   Going Going Gone
  59.   Haunting Me Endlessly
  60.   Deadworld
  61.   A Fire in Babylon
  62.   Fleshold
  63.   Pain Glass Vision
  64.   The Wasteland
  65.   The Unknown
  66.   My Demise
  67.   Seize the Calm
  68.   Teasn', Pleasn'
  69.   Stillness
  70.   Prelude to Disaster
  71.   Mystery of the Spirit
  72.   Serenity
  73.   December
  74.   Dread Uprising
  75.   Montauk
  76.   Final Call
  77.   The Path to Imminent Ruin

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