Brian Fair of Shadows Fall took to his Instagram today to reminisce about their second band, Of One Blood (Century Media), released 20 years ago today (4/42000). It was Brian’s first album with the band, after replacing Sober Eyes To the Sky album vocalist Phil Labonte, who went on with All That Remains. Of One Blood helped coalesce the style of the band and featured superior production from the debut from Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Dee Snider, Hatebreed, Overkill), for whom this was the second album he ever produced. There have been rumors that Shadows Fall would make a return in the future, and Brian said in another post there would be new Shads merch soon.
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Wow. Not sure how I missed this but 20 years ago today Shadows Fall released “Of One Blood” on @centurymedia and my life changed in so many drastic ways. This album is such a great shap shot of all of our influences at that time and we did our best to fit all of those styles into the songs with our own unique twist added in. I recently dug into some deeper tracks and forgot how sick “Root Bound Apollo” and “Montauk” are. So many riffs crammed into this record. Two decades flew by. #ShadowsFall #OfOneBlood #20thAnniversary #NWOAHM #MassachusettsMetal #Massholes #Metal