I've all of Shinedown's albums and their first 2 albums are more heavy and then you've The Sound of Madness which is a mix of heavy rock, to what I call southern rock. As for Amaryllis, it's more southern rock...or just rock. Does this make sense?
It's not a negative thought though, because I really like all the songs and the lyrics and the main thing for me is this isn't samey samey like some bands often can be. It's another unique album for Shinedown, which very new tunes and I again have full appreciation of Brent's vocals.
The last song on the album, Through the ghost, is probably my favourite. And then I like I'm not Alright, Bully and My Name.
We saw these live in February too (for the second time in the UK) and they were awesome and played a few of their new songs of the new album. They're just an awesome band, my most favourite and would recommend this album for any Shinedown fan and any other rock fan too.