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Release date: 15 May 2012
Style: Modern thrash metal

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01. The Unknown
02. Divide And Conquer
03. Weight Of The World
04. Nothing Remains
05. Fire From The Sky
06. Save Your Soul
07. Blind Faith
08. Lost Within
09. Walk The Edge
10. The Wasteland

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Released via Razor & Tie.

Guest review by
Ace Frawley

Rating:
8.0
So much has already been written about Shadows Fall - after all, they've been releasing albums for fifteen years now and were considered one of the leading bands in the so-called New Wave of American Heavy Metal (and the sub-genre known as Metalcore) in the early years of this century. So, fast forward to 2012, and they've released their seventh studio album titled Fire From the Sky.

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published 11.09.2012 | Comments (2)

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Boxcar Willy - 09.10.2011 at 18:34  
Rating: 6 OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG <3 <3 <3 <3
Boxcar Willy - 02.03.2012 at 03:02  
Rating: 6 Pretty sick title.
Ace Frawley - 16.03.2012 at 11:35  
Rating: 8
Written by Boxcar Willy on 02.03.2012 at 03:02

Pretty sick title.


Yeah, I agree that it's a good title. Looking forward to the album as I thought that Retribution was very good. I hope they tour Australia again as well in support of the new album - maybe later in the year.
Arian Totalis - 28.03.2012 at 01:12  
  Good album art, good title, now let's hope it's a step up from retribution and they'll be well on their way to being an A class metal band again. Retribution was okay, but honestly I liked Fallout better, and threads of life was just ick.
infernaldeath87 - 06.05.2012 at 17:20  
  I haven't listened to this band in a few years, and I'm eager to get back into them with this release!
Cynic Metalhead - 09.05.2012 at 11:08  
  Shadows Fall Posts New Album Track-By-Track Video.

http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/9076/shadows-fall-fire-from-the-sky-track-by-track-pt-1
ret114642 - 11.05.2012 at 05:58  
Rating: 8 This is the Best Album!!!
Chobo_jokeR - 15.05.2012 at 02:08  
Rating: 5 The cleans were cringe worthy. Not a good follow up to Retribution.
Boxcar Willy - 16.05.2012 at 00:50  
Rating: 6 Well that fucking sucked.
SelfXPlanetOrE - 16.05.2012 at 22:31  
Rating: 9 It was good enough, but I still like Retribution better.
Arian Totalis - 17.05.2012 at 11:02  
  No review yet? I may have to take the reigns on this one...after the allotted time frame has elapsed that is.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.05.2012 at 12:03  
 
Written by Arian Totalis on 17.05.2012 at 11:02

No review yet? I may have to take the reigns on this one...after the allotted time frame has elapsed that is.

You might have to fight with Boxcar_Willy over that

He hates it, that's for sure.
Boxcar Willy - 19.05.2012 at 00:02  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.05.2012 at 12:03

Written by Arian Totalis on 17.05.2012 at 11:02

No review yet? I may have to take the reigns on this one...after the allotted time frame has elapsed that is.

You might have to fight with Boxcar_Willy over that

He hates it, that's for sure.

I've had my review done since yesterday

Actually, I'll have to revise it though, it's grown on me a bit, but don't get me wrong...


It still fucking sucks.

It falls under the category of Misc. Metalcore along with 48598234579 other bands, all the songs get ruined by the cleans and they never really go anywhere.
Ace Frawley - 30.05.2012 at 02:17  
Rating: 8 Some good songs here. First thoughts are that it isn't as brutal at Retribution - which I think is the high point of their career thus far. Some really nice melodies with the clean vocals, which is probably for the best because I think Brian Fair is the weakest link in the band. Jason Bittner continues to impress with his drumming. His talent is without question.
Ace Frawley - 01.06.2012 at 13:19  
Rating: 8 Some more listens and the more I'm impressed with this album. I'm inclined now to think it is a step forward from Retribution - despite being less brutal than that album, this has more variety, more maturity and the sound is great, especially the vocals.
Boxcar Willy - 01.06.2012 at 14:58  
Rating: 6
Written by Ace Frawley on 01.06.2012 at 13:19

Some more listens and the more I'm impressed with this album. I'm inclined now to think it is a step forward from Retribution - despite being less brutal than that album, this has more variety, more maturity and the sound is great, especially the vocals.

I think the vocals ruin this album, they get off on a cool lead, with brian belting it out, and then it all dies for a shitty clean chorus.
Ace Frawley - 01.06.2012 at 15:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.06.2012 at 14:58

I think the vocals ruin this album, they get off on a cool lead, with brian belting it out, and then it all dies for a shitty clean chorus.


What can I say - I just love melody.
Moosh666 - 13.06.2012 at 15:02  
Rating: 2 Oh no, the only Metalcore act I ever had any faith in has gone more Deathcore, this album is fucking gay...
Moosh666 - 13.06.2012 at 15:09  
Rating: 2
Written by Moosh666 on 13.06.2012 at 15:02

Oh no, the only Metalcore act I ever had any faith in has gone more Deathcore, this album is fucking gay...


Ok, after listening to it more I admit there are only some 'Deathcore' moments, but it's still a pile of crap. Ouch, right in the childhood too
Troy Killjoy - 14.06.2012 at 02:52  
  Deathcore? There aren't nearly enough breakdowns here, or death metal elements in general, for this to be considered deathcore. Just a thrashy version of Killswitch Engage, at times similar to Chimaira.
Ace Frawley - 15.06.2012 at 13:32  
Rating: 8 I enjoy the post-apocalyptic themes in a lot of the songs on this album.
Boxcar Willy - 20.06.2012 at 18:49  
Rating: 6
Written by Moosh666 on 13.06.2012 at 15:02

Oh no, the only Metalcore act I ever had any faith in has gone more Deathcore, this album is fucking gay...

Wow, you really need to check out what the difference between Deathcore, and Metalcore is. This IS Metalcore, not deathcore. Deathcore would have more breakdowns, and just be generally heavier.

I wasn't going to say anything, but that statement was too out their to ignore.
Moosh666 - 21.06.2012 at 07:05  
Rating: 2
Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.06.2012 at 18:49

Written by Moosh666 on 13.06.2012 at 15:02

Oh no, the only Metalcore act I ever had any faith in has gone more Deathcore, this album is fucking gay...

Wow, you really need to check out what the difference between Deathcore, and Metalcore is. This IS Metalcore, not deathcore. Deathcore would have more breakdowns, and just be generally heavier.

I wasn't going to say anything, but that statement was too out their to ignore.


Why always take shit I say out of context? I said it had Deathcore-ish moments, this band is obviously still Metalcore, the only Metalcore band I ever liked. Seriosuly, they used to be so fucking good. Oh and your name is awesome.
Boxcar Willy - 21.06.2012 at 14:38  
Rating: 6
Written by Moosh666 on 21.06.2012 at 07:05

Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.06.2012 at 18:49

Written by Moosh666 on 13.06.2012 at 15:02

Oh no, the only Metalcore act I ever had any faith in has gone more Deathcore, this album is fucking gay...

Wow, you really need to check out what the difference between Deathcore, and Metalcore is. This IS Metalcore, not deathcore. Deathcore would have more breakdowns, and just be generally heavier.

I wasn't going to say anything, but that statement was too out their to ignore.


Why always take shit I say out of context? I said it had Deathcore-ish moments, this band is obviously still Metalcore, the only Metalcore band I ever liked. Seriosuly, they used to be so fucking good. Oh and your name is awesome.

Well, Thanks

I LOVE The Art Of Balance, and this is... Okay I guess, but it doesn't have any DxCx moments.


I wish they would have stayed the course, Retribution was really good, this is all core and no thrash.
Ag Fox - 22.06.2012 at 16:53  
Rating: 7 Uhh... No Thrash? o0
Moosh666 - 23.06.2012 at 10:42  
Rating: 2
Written by Boxcar Willy on 21.06.2012 at 14:38

Written by Moosh666 on 21.06.2012 at 07:05

Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.06.2012 at 18:49

Written by Moosh666 on 13.06.2012 at 15:02

Oh no, the only Metalcore act I ever had any faith in has gone more Deathcore, this album is fucking gay...

Wow, you really need to check out what the difference between Deathcore, and Metalcore is. This IS Metalcore, not deathcore. Deathcore would have more breakdowns, and just be generally heavier.

I wasn't going to say anything, but that statement was too out their to ignore.


Why always take shit I say out of context? I said it had Deathcore-ish moments, this band is obviously still Metalcore, the only Metalcore band I ever liked. Seriosuly, they used to be so fucking good. Oh and your name is awesome.

Well, Thanks

I LOVE The Art Of Balance, and this is... Okay I guess, but it doesn't have any DxCx moments.


I wish they would have stayed the course, Retribution was really good, this is all core and no thrash.


Ok, now they're Thrash as well? It admit at times the vocals used to sound like that, which probably was why I liked them. In albums like AOB they sounded unique, they stood out, and most importantly the clean vocals weren't whiny, and Brian shouted instead of screaming (not that he screams now). But on this album his clean vocals are unbearable
Troy Killjoy - 23.06.2012 at 14:23  
 
Written by Moosh666 on 23.06.2012 at 10:42
Ok, now they're Thrash as well?

They've always had thrash leanings, much like Trivium. Willy's comment about there not being any thrash is definitely exaggerated - a majority of the riffing is thrash-based while the primary -core elements are in the vocals and melodies.
Moosh666 - 23.06.2012 at 14:35  
Rating: 2
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.06.2012 at 14:23

Written by Moosh666 on 23.06.2012 at 10:42
Ok, now they're Thrash as well?

They've always had thrash leanings, much like Trivium. Willy's comment about there not being any thrash is definitely exaggerated - a majority of the riffing is thrash-based while the primary -core elements are in the vocals and melodies.


I never sensed that on their first album, or really much from Retribution either.
Ace Frawley - 24.06.2012 at 04:01  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.06.2012 at 14:23

Written by Moosh666 on 23.06.2012 at 10:42
Ok, now they're Thrash as well?

They've always had thrash leanings, much like Trivium. Willy's comment about there not being any thrash is definitely exaggerated - a majority of the riffing is thrash-based while the primary -core elements are in the vocals and melodies.


I also think Jason Bittner's drumming on this album has thrash elements to it, i.e. fast double-bass, cymbal chokes etc.
Troy Killjoy - 24.06.2012 at 04:04  
  Also what Ace said. About the drumming.
deadone - 03.06.2014 at 08:45  
Rating: 6 Completely superfluous in my opinion. These guys seem out of ideas.

I wonder if Jonathan Donais will be better used in Anthrax.

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