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

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