Collectors information & Description:
This album "SHADOWS FALL The Art of Balance" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos as well as the custom insert with additional information on the band
Due to repeated comparisons with Gothenburg melodic death metal bands, Shadows Fall decided to change its style to find its own sound. Inspired by more thrash, hard rock and power ballad influences, the band recorded its third studio album, titled The Art of Balance. Released on September 17, 2002, the album peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Top Independent albums chart. Shadows Fall released three music videos to promote the album; "Thoughts Without Words", "Destroyer of Senses", and "The Idiot Box". The Art of Balance featured a cover of the Pink Floyd song "Welcome to the Machine". Steve Huey of Allmusic stated the album is "a modern heavy metal album that is both brutal and highly musical, traditional yet forward-thinking", but criticized the placement of "Welcome to the Machine", stating the song "is stylishly well-executed, but seems a tad out of place nonetheless."
||The album: "SHADOWS FALL The Art of Balance" was produced by: Paul Busch, Joel Andrew Johnson
This album was recorded at: Logic Studios, Minneapolis, September-October 2000
||12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram