Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shadows Fall - Fire from the sky

Shadows Fall - Fire from the sky (2012) Razor and Tie Records
Produced by Adam Dutkiewicz
Tracks : 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
3,5 out of 5

Massachusetts based Shadows Fall has been around since the mid 90´s with the 2002 album "The art of balance" as the most successful one so far, reaching #15 on the Billboard Top 200. This spring, the band released their 7th studio album and they don´t hold back with machine gun riffs and a sound of powerplant energy. They let it all burst out into an armada of thrash metal and melodic choruses, imagine a mix of early Metallica, Killswitch Engage and In Flames and you´ll get the idea. This is a really strong album and personally I do think it´s their strongest effort so far, just listen to great stuff like "Weight of the world" or the single "The unknown". Not to mention the ubercool "Divide and conquer" or the closing track "The wasteland" that feels like an unstoppable runaway train.

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