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Release date: 2002
Style: Modern thrash metal

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7.9 | 122 votes

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01. Idle Hands
02. Thoughts Without Words
03. Destroyer Of Senses
04. Casting Shade
05. Stepping Outside The Circle
06. The Art Of Balance
07. Mystery Of One Spirit
08. The Idiot Box
09. Prelude To Disaster
10. A Fire In Babylon
11. Welcome To The Machine [Pink Floyd cover]

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Guest review by
!J.O.O.E.!

Rating:
9.0
With Metalcore rapidly becoming the new Nu-Metal, many bands are going to find themselves out in the cold and with bad reputations to boot. Shadows Fall, however, are not just going to survive this revolution but are going to thrive and become bigger and better than ever before much to the envy of its rivals.

This is probably Shadows Fall's biggest and most accomplished release to date combining a much more melodic combination of Thrash and Melodeath to amazing effect. There are few bands nowadays that can mix aggression and melody so successfully without falling into this tragic, generic metalcore sound which is so often replicated nowadays.

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published 07.10.2005 | Comments (10)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

Rating:
10
There are few bands that make such progressive steps in musicianship as Shadows Fall per album. Their first album was a melodic death metal classic. Their second album saw a change in sound and a beginning in innovation, while still melo-death incorporated hardcore influences. Yet this third album is considered by many a fan to be the masterpiece of this dynamic and unique band. This album is by far their peak in performance, and truly earns it's title, the art of balance. This is perhaps the most creative and original albums to have been released in the last five years. With a brand new step in the direction of originality and ingenuity, this is part three, and possibly the greatest part, of the history of Shadows Fall. You are about to learn the Art of Balance.

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published 17.06.2007 | Comments (14)

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Boxcar Willy - 11.09.2011 at 19:18  
Rating: 9 This album is jesus.
Tank - 14.04.2012 at 15:36  
Rating: 9 Great album, A Fire In Babylon is an immense song.
Boxcar Willy - 11.01.2013 at 22:19  
Rating: 9 Probably the best metalcore album ever, me thinks.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.01.2013 at 22:34  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 11.01.2013 at 22:19

Probably the best metalcore album ever, me thinks.

Pretty amazing achievement considering there almost total lack of metalcore here (and yes, my ancient review was quite wrong, and awful).
Boxcar Willy - 11.01.2013 at 22:39  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.01.2013 at 22:34

Written by Boxcar Willy on 11.01.2013 at 22:19

Probably the best metalcore album ever, me thinks.

Pretty amazing achievement considering there almost total lack of metalcore here (and yes, my ancient review was quite wrong, and awful).

Eh, It's still there, whether you like it or not
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.01.2013 at 22:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 11.01.2013 at 22:39

Eh, It's still there, whether you like it or not

In minute quantities. It's not a judgement of quality or anything, just a matter of observation.
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.01.2013 at 11:00  
  This is way more modern thrash than metalcore, indeed. So it's not a metalcore album but a modern thrash album
Ace Frawley - 12.01.2013 at 12:12  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.01.2013 at 11:00

This is way more modern thrash than metalcore, indeed. So it's not a metalcore album but a modern thrash album


How would you classify their later releases?
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.01.2013 at 13:57  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.01.2013 at 12:12

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.01.2013 at 11:00

This is way more modern thrash than metalcore, indeed. So it's not a metalcore album but a modern thrash album


How would you classify their later releases?


modern thrash without a doubt, only metalcorish aspect to them are the vocals
deadone - 14.03.2014 at 04:47  
Rating: 9 Sometimes I do stupid shit like get rid of albums I should keep.

This is one of them...Was given away in about 2005 at the height of my "new mainstream sucks, only underground is good" stage.

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