Before the so-called "New Wave of American Heavy Metal" was even a ripple,Shadows Fall were there. With legions of fans, worldwide fame,two Grammy nominations,& a song on Guitar Hero, they are beyond simply best-in-class. With their unmistakable,seamless blend of metal & hard rock,Shadows Fall have grown to help define the very essence of modern aggressive music. With Retribution,the band's fifth full length,it's no surprise to find them taking bold steps in their quest for constant evolution. It is a collection of songs that showcase the versatility & vision of this band.