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Killswitch Engage

On Killswitch Engage's previous two albums, the group delivered the sort of passionate speed/thrash rarely heard since RIDE THE LIGHTNING-era Metallica and REIGN IN BLOOD-era Slayer. With THE END OF THE HEARTACHE, which features new singer Howard Jones, the band takes its signature sound to a new, absolutely ferocious level, combining slicing, neo-classical guitar riffs with vocals that alternate between gut-wrenching death-metal grunts and melodic crooning. In addition, drummer Justin Foley seems to have channeled both Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Pantera's Vinnie Paul, adding enough pummeling double-kick madness to put a smile on any old-school metal-head's face.

1. A Bid Farewell
2. Take This Oath
3. When Darkness Falls
4. Rose of Sharyn
5. Inhale
6. Breathe Life
7. The End of Heartache
8. Declaration
9. World Ablaze
10. And Embers Rise
11. Wasted Sacrifice
12. Hope Is...

Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
1. Irreversal
2. My Life for Yours
3. The End of Heartache
4. Life to Lifeless
5. Fixation on the Darkness
6. My Last Serenade

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