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Shadows Fall Girds For "War"

David Wedge has written this article for the BostonHerald.com:

If you've yet to hear about Shadows Fall, you're just not watching the right music shows, looking at the right Web sites or listening to the right satellite radio station.

Shadows Fall is one of a handful of old school-inspired Bay State bands that have spawned a brave new world of metal where crushing grooves and hardcore screams seamlessly blend with dual guitar solos, melodic hooks and acoustic breakdowns. The mix has thrust Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and other local bands to the top of the metal pile and made the state the nation's reigning heavyweight champ of hardcore.

Of the so-called Massachusetts metal sound, Fair explained it this way: "The most common characteristic is blending many influences. That's what makes these bands stand out is blending the genres but making it sound cohesive.''

Source: BostonHerald.com

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1. graveland writes:

i wouldnt consider shadows fall "hardcore". but what do i know, im not a writer for a newspaper that probably only listened to the album because i had to. jackass

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2. Johnson writes:

Shadows Fall is not harcore, they mereley blend the sound of hardcore, old-schol metal, and death metal into an orignal sound that no other band today can touch.

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3. Bonescraper101 writes:

They would be a better band if all there songs didnt sound so goddamn repetitve. Jesus, every song sound like the same damn thing, first a guitar riff, then screaming, then somewhat singing, then screaming.... over and over again. f*** Shadows Fall and f*** everyone saying that there a band no one can touch. The reason no one wants to touch them is because they suck !!!!

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4. devildriver writes:

You guys are deaf S.F. kicks a$$ hardcore, also I cant wait for the new Dry Kill Logic album.

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