Shadows Fall

Genres: Heavy Metal Special Interest Movies
Tags: metalcore metal thrash metal melodic death metal seen live death metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Part of a new wave of US metal bands, Shadows Fall mixes elements of Gothenburg style melodic death metal, gritty thrash riffing and a hardcore sensibility to produce a dynamic and compelling sound. Formed in the late 90s in their home state of Massachusetts by Matthew Bachand (guitar/vocals) and Jonathan Donais (lead guitar), the pair added David Germain (drums), Philip Labonte (vocals), and Paul Romanko (bass, ex-Pushbutton Warfare). Initial gigs eventually gave way to recording sessions for their 1998 debut Somber Eyes To The Sky, released by Bachand on his own Lifeless label. A strong if somewhat unfocused set of songs, it did at least set the pattern for the band’s enthusiastic and aggressive take on metal principles. A surprise underground hit, the band won a licensing agreement for Europe and a strong performance at the Milwaukee Metalfest led to a contract with Century Media Records.

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