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The Art of Balance

4.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Century Media
  • ASIN: B000AAVFDG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,475,434 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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Shadows fall are an awesome band. the effortlessly mix hardcore, metal, thrash and death metal all into an explosive mix that has real power, groove and integrity.
one band that comes close to shadowsfall are the mighty Killswitch engage.
this Cd is a must for anyone who enjoys hard, powerful metal. for fans of killswitch engage, pantera, sepultura, machinehead etc......
buy this, i cant stop listening to it.
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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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By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Nov. 2009
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The Art of Balance is perhaps the most popular choice for people's favorite Shadows Fall album, their 2002 album was their first to make a dent in the Billboard 200 and the album containing `Thoughts Without Words,' which was to be the band's first music video.
The lead singer Brain Fair has a pretty impressive voice, equally talented in catchy melodic singing and aggressive shouting whether or not you are a fan of his singing voice there is a variety on offer with enough hardcore shouts, metal screams and death growls that you'll find something suited to your tastes.
As always, the album boasts Excellent guitar work from Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand who come up with some very interesting melodies and a lot of thrashy riffs that never seem to be too derivative but always manage to evoke the classic 1980s sound they are modeled after, very talented musicians indeed and that's before taking into account their frequent vocal contributions. Chunky metalcore riffs meet will speedy thrash fretwork by way of shimmering acoustic passages at a moment's notice, but it never sounds mismatched or like the band are trying to get too many disparate ideas into one song, all the material is so smooth and perfectly produced it takes a few listens to decode how complicated it really is. Therein lies the success of Shadows Fall; the music is intensely accessible and instantly listenable however there are many subtleties and nuances for you to hone in on with repeat listens, put simply the album is as complicated as you are willing to let it be.
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