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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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Albums by
Shadows Fall

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    Fire from the Sky

    10 songs

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    Retribution

    11 songs

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    Threads of Life

    11 songs

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    Fallout from the War

    16 songs

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    The War Within

    11 songs

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    The Art of Balance

    10 songs

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    Of One Blood

    1 song

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    Still I Rise

    3 songs

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    Redemption

    14 songs

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    Seeking the Way: The Greatest Hits

    15 songs

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    Fear Will Drag You Down

    17 songs

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    Madness in Manila: Shadows Fall Live in the Philippines 2009

    14 songs

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    The Art of Balance

    10 songs

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    Somber Eyes to the Sky

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    Forevermore

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    Dead Fall


Top Songs by
Shadows Fall

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  2.   Destroyer of Senses
  3.   Thoughts Without Words
  4.   What Drives the Weak
  5.   Redemption
  6.   The Power of I and I
  7.   Still I Rise
  8.   Inspiration on Demand
  9.   Curshing Belial by Brian Fair
  10.   Of One Blood
  11.   Venomous
  12.   Enlightened by the Cold
  13.   War
  14.   In Effigy
  15.   Idle Hands
  16.   Mark of the Squealer
  17.   The Idiot Box
  18.   Weight of the World
  19.   Welcome to the Machine
  20.   The Light That Blinds
  21.   Ghosts Of Past Failures
  22.   King of Nothing
  23.   Pain Glass Vision
  24.   Lost Within
  25.   The Unknown
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