Origin: MA, USA
Genres: Death Metal, Metalcore
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Shadows Fall  


In the space of a few short years, Shadows Fall has risen from humble beginnings to being one of the most talked-about and respected metal bands on the scene. Formed by the guitarist pair of Jonathan Donais and Matthew Bachand, the band released a self-financed Somber Eye To The Sky that managed to get the name out, but it was the signing to Century Media and 2000's Of One Blood that really got the band going, and they followed it up two years later with the even better The Art Of Balance. Shadows Fall's influences are many, and they are seemlessly interwoven together to form a potent, original sound. There's a clear Gothenburg (Swedish melodic death) element (much more prevalent on Blood, but still noticeable on Balance), metalcore vocals from Brian Fair as well as the two guitarists (indeed, the vocals from the trio range from hardcore shouts to death growls to a mid-range clean style), a healthy traditional metal influence due to plenty of harmonized guitar leads, all held together by tight musicianship and ample aggression. The future appears very bright indeed for Shadows Fall.

Current Members

Brian Fair

vocals

Matthew Bachand

guitars/vocals

Jonathan Donais

lead guitar/vocals

Paul Romanko

bass

Jason Bittner

drums (Toxik)

Former Members/Guests

Philip Labonte

vocals (All That Remains)

David Germain

drums

Derek Kerswill

drums (Kingdom Of Sorrow, Unearth)


Discography



Somber Eye To The Sky 
1997 Lifeless
  1. Revel In My Loss
  2. Pure
  3. Lead Me Home
  4. To Ashes
  5. Nurture
  6. Fleshold
  7. Eternal
  8. Suffer The Season
  9. Somber Angel
  10. Lifeless
  • Philip Labonte
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • David Germain




Of One Blood 
2000 Century Media
  1. Pain Glass Vision
  2. Crushing Belial
  3. Of One Blood
  4. The First Noble Truth
  5. Fleshold
  6. Root Bound Apollo
  7. Revel In My Loss
  8. Montauk
  9. To Ashes
  10. Serenity
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • David Germain

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



(EP) Deadworld 
2001 Century Media
  1. Deadworld
  2. Stepping Outside The Circle
  3. Crushing Belial (Live)
  4. First Noble Truth (Live)
  5. Fleshold (Live)
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • Derek Kerswill




Fear Will Drag You Down 
2002 Century Media
  1. Deadworld
  2. Stepping Outside The Circle
  3. Crushing Belial
  4. Of One Blood
  5. The First Noble Truth
  6. Fleshold
  7. Root Bound Apollo
  8. Revel In My Loss
  9. Montauk
  10. To Ashes
  11. Serenity
  12. Pain Glass Vision
  13. Crushing Belial (Live)
  14. First Noble Truth (Live)
  15. Fleshold (Live)
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • David Germain

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Art Of Balance 
2002 Century Media
  1. Idle Hands
  2. Thoughts Without Words
  3. Destroyer Of Senses
  4. Casting Shade
  5. Stepping Outside The Circle
  6. The Art Of Balance
  7. Mystery Of One Spirit
  8. The Idiot Box
  9. Prelude To Disaster
  10. A Fire In Babylon
  11. Welcome To The Machine
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • Jason Bittner

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The War Within 
2004 Century Media
  1. The Light That Blinds
  2. Enlightened By The Cold
  3. Act Of Contrition
  4. What Drives The Weak
  5. Stillness
  6. Inspiration On Demand
  7. The Power Of I and I
  8. Ghosts Of Past Failure
  9. Eternity Is Within
  10. Those Who Can Not Speak
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • Jason Bittner

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Art Of Touring 
2005 Century Media




Fallout From The War 
2006 Century Media
  1. In Effigy
  2. Will To Rebuild
  3. Haunting Me Endlessly
  4. Seize The Calm
  5. Carpal Tunnel
  6. Going, Going, Gone
  7. This Is My Own
  8. Deadworld
  9. Mark Of The Squealer
  10. December
  11. Teasin' Pleasin'
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • Jason Bittner

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Threads Of Life 
2007 Atlantic
  1. Redemption
  2. Burning The Live
  3. Stormwinds
  4. Failure Of The Devout
  5. Venomous
  6. Another Lost Hero
  7. Final Call
  8. Dread Uprising
  9. The Great Collapse
  10. Just Another Nightmare
  11. Forevermore
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • Jason Bittner

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Retribution 
2009
  1. The Path to Imminent Ruin
  2. My Demise
  3. Still I Rise
  4. War
  5. King Of Nothing
  6. The Taste Of Fear
  7. Embrace Annihilation
  8. Picture Perfect
  9. A Public Execution
  10. Dead And Gone
  • Brian Fair
  • Matthew Bachand
  • Jonathan Donais
  • Paul Romanko
  • Jason Bittner

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Madness In Manila  LIVE
2010 Ferret
  1. The Light That Blinds
  2. Forevermore
  3. Failure Of The Devout
  4. Crushing Belial
  5. Burning The Lives
  6. A Public Execution
  7. Casting Shade
  8. Destroyer Of Senses
  9. What Drives The Weak
  10. The Power of I and I
  11. Enlightened By The Cold
  12. Thoughts Without Words
  13. Inspiration On Demand
  14. War
  15. Redemption
  16. The Great Collapse




Fire From The Sky 
2012 Razor & Tie
  1. The Unknown
  2. Divide And Conquer
  3. Weight Of The World
  4. Nothing Remains
  5. Fire From The Sky
  6. Save Your Soul
  7. Blind Faith
  8. Lost Within
  9. Walk The Edge
  10. The Wasteland


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