SHADOWS FALL Reveal RETRIBUTION Album Art and Track List
Posted by Michael Mueller on June 24, 2009 at 3:43 PM
Massachusetts metallers Shadows Fall will release their next album, Retribution (album art at right), on September 15, on the band's own label, Everblack Industries, which was created in conjunction with Warner Music Group's ILG, Ferret Music, and ChannelZERO Entertainment. The blistering new album was produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Municipal Waste), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Alter Bridge).
Singer Brian Fair commented on the band's venture: "We learned everything from the ground up. We've gone through the independent metal world to the major label world, and have come to realize that, given the way things are now, it's all about the band re-taking control of everything: music, business, ownership, publishing. Everything."
We were lucky enough to hear the album, and this just might be their best work yet. Being guitar geeks, we of course focused on the blistering fretwork of Jon Donais and Matt Bachand. Trust me, you can't NOT pay attention to them on this record. More than once I couldn't help but think that the lead guitar parts are Iron Maiden meets Racer X. SF has managed to bottle some of that '80s metal magic, but rather than sounding being cheesy or retro, it serves to further expand their musical horizons.
"With each album we've gotten a little more confidence to really let all of our influences show," Fair says. "We're unapologetic about the old-school metal and the '80s influence, as well as the thrash and the melodic death metal. There's really no holding back when it comes to our songwriting. Once the floodgates open, we go all the way."
Here's the Retribution track list:
The Path to Imminent Ruin
Still I Rise
King Of Nothing
The Taste Of Fear
A Public Execution
Dead And Gone
Get Shadows Fall guitar tab here!
Upcoming Shadows Fall shows:
6/25/09 - Anchorage, AK - Chilkkoot Charlies
6/26/09 - Anchorage, AK - Club Millennium
7/03/09 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues - w/Clutch