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Brent Smith (vocals) / Barry Kerch (drums) / Zach Myers (guitars / Eric Bass (bass)

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“I never want people to be able to put their thumb on this band,” declares Shinedown frontman Brent Smith. “I never want anyone to know what we're going to do musically. I want them to be shocked. I want them to think, ‘They did it again. They surprised ... Read more in Amazon's Shinedown Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Mar. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B001R0KH0A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,778 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Devour
2. Sound Of Madness
3. Cry For Help
4. The Crow & The Butterfly
5. If You Only Knew
6. Sin With A Grin
7. What A Shame
8. Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide
9. Breaking Inside
10. Call Me
11. I Own You
12. The Energy
13. Son Of Sam

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. J. Sheehan on 3 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I waited until this version of the CD was released before I decided to purchase it. I had listened to the album over & over on the band's official site & also at a friend's place (who introduced me to this band) though he had the UK special edition with bonus tracks, though no 'Second Chance' which I had fallen in love with via the radio!

I've heard the first two albums which are also very good, though less polished & produced as this, yet have a lot of quality & perhaps lays the roots to this latest works. I saw Shinedown at Download 2009 & though the set was short they were truly amazing & left me craving more!... I believe this band is going places!

I cannot praise this band and more precisely this album, more highly. It has that rare quality of being consistantly good right the way through as every single track has it's merits. Ranging from the butt-kicking 'Sound of Madness' (title track), 'Devour', 'Cry For Help' & 'Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide' to the touchingly beautiful & melodic 'The Crow & The Buttefly' & not forgetting the biopic 'What A Shame' and the classic power-ballard 'Breaking Inside' which is unbelievabley heartfelt & left me feeling there was someone out there who understood the pain of personal loss & surviving it -this album is diverse on many levels. 'Second Chance' is as touching & personal to me as it is just a damn good piece of modern pop-rock! It is bitter & anguished and at other times conveys a reflective, tender & melancholic quality.

Strong lyrics, powerful (yet harmonic) vocals & riff-laden -Engrossing in the extreme 'The Sound of Madness' is a modern masterpiece (I do not use such a term often). If you love classic or hard rock, metal, grunge, punk, folk or even pop then 'The Sound Of Madness' may be for you as it transgresses several genres with a contemporary slant & left me feeling I'd been through a deep & emotional musical journey. I had to listen to it again straight away!...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 2 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD
this album is one of the finest rock albums in recent years
this band is pretty much unknown in the u.k and that is a massive shame
my main problem with the uk release of this album is the fact that they have taken off second chance, the best power ballad i have heard for a long time.
so if you like nickelback and seether, this band are an essential buy
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Simon Pittman on 8 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
Anyone already familiar with Shinedown will realise the talent lead singer Brent Smith has, and he uses it to the full degree in this stunning album.

They say they wanted it to be harder and their previous albums, but that hasn't affected the creativity and quality of the band. They haven't strayed too far from what made them great in their first two albums, they still have that spine of Shinedown, but there's an extra edge which appears from a quicker tempo and heavy rhythem, brilliantly constructed around non-typical and inventive lyrics.

From the truely upbeat Devour and Cry For Help, to the more progressive What A Shame and Breaking Inside, this is as complete an album as I've ever heard. I've recommended several friends to Shinedown, and every single one has liked them. They need to seriosuly look at the UK as there's a serious market for them!

Awesome!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Turner on 15 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Having heard Shinedown on Rock Radio - decided to buy it to see if the rest of the albums matches up to the single. Was pleasantly surprised and really liked their meaty rock sound. Tuneful melodies and good lyrics mixed with a rounded voice is turning this album into a new favourite.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin A. on 17 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
A fantastic album without a single bad track. Fans of Alterbridge and Godsmack will thoroughly enjoy this album. This album is currently tying as my album purchase of the year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Crawford on 14 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I was drawn to this album from seeing the Video for "The Sound of Madness". I think its fair to say that Shinedown are one of the few bands today playing anything close to Hard Rock. There are traces of Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith and Nickleback as well as all the classic hard rock riffs, techniques and cliches. I don't mean that in a negative sense whatsoever - it's great to hear a new take on the genre. These influences seem to mix well with their more modern, grungy and at times thrashy metal sound. It results in a default sound that gives you plenty to get your teeth into. It's warm, deep, heavy and swaggering. Just like Hard Rock should be.

The band seems to have the ability to deploy these skills even on soaring power ballads and touching slow numbers. I am particularly impressed with Brent Smith's vocals - they are powerful and filled with emotion. His range is also impressive, but it is the general tone of his voice that makes him an impressive Rock Vocalist. The lyrics themselves, are plucky, often laced with humour and (to me at least) truly meaningful in their subject matter. I beleive Barry Kerch's drumming also deserves a mention - there is a fresh and expressive quality to the drumming while at all times securely bolted to the beat - he seems to be a drummer who remembers that his primary function is to keep time and beat - but it's always done in an interesting way.

In summary, its a full-featured Hard Rock or melodic Metal album. All tracks have a sense of gravity and taste. Great vocals & lyrics and a fresh, expressive but tight performance. I'm very impressed and I hope they continue to grow in popularity, play the fame game while staying true to their roots. Perhpas then they may be the next big Hard Rock superstarts the world is waiting for!
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