Fire from the Sky - Shadows Fall
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  • Summary: The seventh studio album for the Massachusetts metal band was produced by Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 22, 2012
    88
    Fire from the Sky fully returns the band to what made Shadows Fall so appealing in the first place--without taking a step backward.
  2. May 22, 2012
    80
    Fire From the Sky is suitably heavy, grim but not ridiculous, and its best songs will remind listeners of Metallica.
  3. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    This [is] their best album in an age. [Sep 2012, p.110]
  4. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    It's a lean, mean metallic assault from a band who only seem to get better with age. [11 Aug 2012, p.53]
  5. May 22, 2012
    70
    This is another step into the sonic and lyric terrain plowed on Retribution, but one in which SF's aggressive, thrashing abandon, musical sophistication, and melodies co-exist in near perfect balance.
  6. May 22, 2012
    70
    Fire From The Sky is another compelling addition to their catalog. [Jun 2012, p.84]
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  1. Jun 14, 2012
    9
    Shadows Fall previous effort 'Retribution' was in my opinion criminally underrated. It truly is one of their finest moments. With 'Fire From The Sky' the band were able to bring it once again. Shadows Fall have truly fortified their sound on this album, embracing everything they've tried musically throughout their career. I'm sure having Adam D in the producer's chair also helps. Definitely one of the best albums I've heard this year. SF are here to stay! Expand