The Art Of Balance review by Shadows Fall

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  • Released: Sep 17, 2002
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.8 (30 votes)
Shadows Fall: The Art Of Balance

Sound — 10
This is probably their best CD. I love the sound of Matt and Jon's amps and I was amazed that they actually just run through the loop on a JCM. I love how they did 2 acoustic instrumentals in between like Killswitch did on "The End Of Heartache."

Lyrics — 10
Lyrics are very creative. Like in "Destroyer Of Senses," Brian Fair is talking about what alchol does to the system ("The sweet taste of self-destruction") all the lyrics fit. Brian Fair is a great singer and I'm glad Matt and Jon are singing alot on this one 'cause they sound awesome.

Overall Impression — 10
This and the war within are definetly their best cd's. It's hard to pick the best song on here. My 3 favorites are "Idle Hands," "The Art Of Balance" and "A Fire In Babylon." I actually didn't really like their cover of "Welcome To The Machine." That cover is pretty much the only flaw on the disc. I would die if this was lost or stolen because this is such a great album. If you get the chance, go see them live. If you think they sound great on CD's, you have no idea how awesome they are live.

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    ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS EVER MADE, the guitar is catchy, the vocals are pretty sweet, nothing bad about it