Having torn down arenas alongside metal titans Lamb of God and Slipknot, slayed the main stage of Ozzfest and shifted over 300,000 copies of previous effort ‘The War Within‘ in the process; Shadows Fall are undoubtedly one of modern metal’s hardest hitting players. With a new album – their first in almost 3 years – and new deals with Atlantic and Roadrunner for North America and Europe respectively, can they maintain such impeccable standards?
Quite simply, they can. With renowned producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush) at the helm, ‘Threads of Life‘ sees the band delving ever deeper into their hard rocking thrash roots. Showing utter disregard for current climates and trends it’s an album that truly defines the quintet’s sound, pushing the envelope whilst remaining true to themselves and their audience. From the anthemic ‘Redemption’, through the savage riffing of ‘Stormwinds‘ and on to the seven-minute epic that is ‘Final Call’; ‘Threads…‘ shows Shadows Fall to be one of the most technically gifted yet ultimately crushing bands around.