Shadows Fall

Of One Blood

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While Shadows Fall perfected their ferocious, technically sharp brand of death metal on later albums like 2006’s FALLOUT FROM THE WAR and 2007’s THREADS OF LIFE, OF ONE BLOOD establishes the blueprint on which the group’s later successes are based. On cuts like “Pain Glass Vision” and “Root Bound Apollo,” listeners will hear Shadows Fall’s unique blend of thrash backbone, progressive metal precision, and classic metal influences (the dual guitar attack on many tracks recalls Iron Maiden or Judas Priest). Yet the double bass drum pummeling and the alternately growled and yelled vocals attest to Shadows Fall’s place (and subsequent rise) in contemporary metal.

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