Retribution (Shadows Fall album)

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Studio album by Shadows Fall
Released September 15, 2009
Genre Thrash Metal
Length 46:03
58:43 (bonus tracks)
Label Everblack Industries
Producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris,[1] Shadows Fall
Shadows Fall chronology
Seeking the Way: The Greatest Hits
Fire from the Sky
Singles from Retribution
  1. "Still I Rise"
    Released: August 11, 2009[2]
  2. "Bark at the Moon"
    Released: March 15, 2010[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411mania 8.0/10 stars[4] 4/5 stars[5]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[6] 8.5/10 stars[7]
Blistering 8/10 stars[8]
Rock Sound 7/10 stars[9]

Retribution is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Shadows Fall. The album was released on September 15, 2009. It debuted at number 35 on the Billboard 200. The album would produce singles for "Still I Rise" and for their cover of Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Shadows Fall, except where noted.

Album tracks
No. Title Length
1. "The Path to Imminent Ruin" 1:13
2. "My Demise" 6:59
3. "Still I Rise" 3:59
4. "War" 3:40
5. "King of Nothing" (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb of God) 4:15
6. "The Taste of Fear" 4:08
7. "Embrace Annihilation" 5:11
8. "Picture Perfect" 3:55
9. "A Public Execution" 6:07
10. "Dead and Gone" 6:35
Total length: 46:03
Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Bark at the Moon" (Ozzy Osbourne cover) 4:14
12. "Age of Quarrel" (Cro-Mags cover) 4:55
13. "Critical Mass" (Nuclear Assault cover) 3:30

Bonus DVD (Deluxe Edition)[edit]

Live songs[edit]

Live from Bonnaroo (Music & Arts Festival)

  1. Failure of the Devout
  2. A Public Execution
  3. Thoughts Without Words

Live at The Crazy Donkey

  1. The Power of I and I
  2. Forevermore

Instructional videos[edit]

Guitar World

  1. King of Nothing
  2. Still I Rise
  3. Tip: Alternate Picking
  4. Tip: Downstroke
  5. Tip: Leads
  6. Tip: Vibrato

Drum Lesson

  1. Still I Rise


  • The song "War" is a cover of Bob Marley & The Wailers and features lyrics derived from a speech made by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations General Assembly in 1963.
  • Sepultura also covered this song in their album Roots. This shouldn't be confused with Sepultura's song "War" from Morbid Visions.
  • The video of the song "Still I Rise" is similar to the video of Sepultura's song "Attitude", also from Roots.


Shadows Fall
Additional performer
  • Produced by Zeuss and Shadows Fall
  • Engineered and mixed by Zeuss
  • Mastered by Alan Douches
  • Vocals produced by Michael (Elvis) Baskette and engineered by Dave Holdredge
  • Artwork and layout by Sons of Nero
  • Photography by Jeremy Saffer


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