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The Art Of Balance [Explicit]

27 Jan 2003 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
3:34
2
4:31
3
2:55
4
2:09
5
5:25
6
4:46
7
5:10
8
4:30
9
1:49
10
7:30
11
5:06


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Jan 2003
  • Release Date: 24 Jan 2003
  • Label: Century Media Records Ltd
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Century Media Records Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  • Total Length: 47:25
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0034ULNRC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,612 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "brasshande" on 27 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you're one of the growing number of fans who are coming to appreciate the talents of the excellent Killswitch Engage, you'll almost certainly like their friends Shadows Fall. Similar in style to their more illustrious counterparts, they are in fact probably the finer of the two bands. With a style that incorporates elements from Melodic Death Metal, Thrash and good old traditional Heavy Metal, Shadows Fall are an awesome proposition. If you imagine the best bits of At The Gates, In Flames, Metallica and of course their buddies KSE put in a blender, the results would sound just like Shadows Fall. Thats not a bad mixture in anyone's book. The most notable point in their armoury is the use of a three-vocalist lineup. The main singer is Brian Fair, and he does a magnificent job, as he can scream, shout, growl and also sing properly. However, guitarists Matt Bachand and Jon Donais contribute their own vocals as well, leading to an interesting, unique sound. Every song on this album is a cracker but special mentions have to go to 'Thoughts Without Words' and 'Stepping Outside The Circle' which are simply awesome pieces of modern Metal. So in conclusion, if you like your music with a hint of tunefulness and melody but as hard as nails, Shadows Fall are the band for you. Absolutely superb stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hybrid Theorist on 23 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Shadows Fall have released the best album of the last couple of years in this masterpiece.
Better than albums like Killswitch Engages "Alive or just Breathing", Chimairas "Impossibility of Reason" or Lamb Of Gods "As The Palaces Burn"? In my opinion yes, this should be remembered as the best New Wave Of American Heavy Metal album so far (though to be fair, I haven't got hold of KsEs new release "The End Of Heartache" yet, and have heard nothing but good things about it).
They are more influenced by thrash than either of these KsE or Chimaira, KsE appear to borrow influences mainly from Fear Factory as well as thrash and hardcore, Chimaira, while heavily indebted to thrash, also have a heavy hardcore influence. Shadows Fall are more listenable than Lamb Of God, who are fairly close to Death Metal.
Shadows fall play a lot more solos than any of those bands, and use the guitarists as extra singers to lend an extra dimension to Brian Fears superb vocals.
From the furious opening song Idle Hands, and the next two Thoughts Without Words, and Destroyer of Senses, the pace doesn't let up, until we reach the instrumental Casting Shade. I'm not a huge fan of calm acoustic or just low tempo instrumentals in metal albums. They seem to be used to give the listener a breather between all the raw power of the other songs, but at 2 minutes, while good, this one is too long, and could easily be half that length. However, Stepping outside the circle easily steps the pace back up, and (my favourite song on the album) The Art Of Balance, brings it back slower, but no less heavier until getting to a superb crescendo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE on 22 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD
this was the first shadows fall album i heard and i have now heard them all and this is still the best,i will collaspe if they can release an album better than this,this has various genres of metal,from death metal in parts,to straight edge metal,its a really interesting mix but its all good ,oh its good
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. B-Stansfield on 4 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD back in October/November of last year, and I've been listening to it frequently ever since. At first I was a little put out by the vocals, but that quickly passed when I listened to the music, these guys are stunningly talented musicians! Once I grew to love the music I began to appreciate Brian Fair's excellent work; He can go from enraged shouting to wonderfully melodic singing (this guy has a superb voice when he choses to use it). I also like how the guitarists add their own bit to the vocals (my god human vocal chords should not be able to do some of that!) as well as having some of the best wankery (soloage) I've heard in a long time.
If you've read all that, then thank you, and if not here it is in short: Excellent metal album, the best in far too long, great musicianship, well contructed and just all round well done.
10/10!
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Great CD. Songs are good, nice riffs and solos. Plus there is a very good cover of Welcome to the Machine (originally from Pink Floyd).
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