Release Date: March 26th, 2012
Label: Roadrunner Records
Let’s get one thing straight, I fucking love Shinedown. Back when I was 17, I was there on the front row at one of their shows, screaming my lungs out to ‘Save Me’ whilst fighting with other fans over plectrums and other crap that had been thrown into the pit. I saw them again a few years later and, although the impact wasn’t quite as strong as I remembered, it was still a wonderful experience to bask in their powerful anthems. Following the immense success of 2008’s ‘Sound Of Madness’, Shinedown have teamed up with producing legend Rob Cavallo (who gave us the likes of ‘American Idiot’ and ‘The Black Parade’) to bring us album number four, ‘Amaryllis’.