I was expecting better
I’m a fan, but they set the standard so high with Sound Of Madness that everything after that record is regressive. Amaryllis was good. Survival was meh. This is just…man, I’m just so disappointed. I can’t listen to an entire song without wanting to skip to the next one, and the one after that, etc.
I’ve been a huge fan...
By Steve Hajost
I’ve been a huge fan of Shinedown since 2002-2004ish somewhere in there when I heard them on the Grind soundtrack. I have also seen them twice in concert. Shinedown has always put out some of the best original music. Then came Threat to Survival. Of course I pre-ordered, Cut the Cord was a great track and it was Shinedown. Of course I was burned when it was the only song with any emotion on the album. Fast forward to this album, I purchased Devil because it was a good track and felt like the Shinedown of yesteryear... waited till the album was released to preview all the tracks. I bought 1 other song. Shinedown seems to have lost their edge and their soul. If you are looking for music with a little more heart to it check out Shaman’s Harvest or Royal Bliss.
Evolve is the best song on here
Can’t stop listening to it
I’m not gong to lie, the last two albums I have been pretty disappointed. I love shinedown and when I saw they were coming out with another album I was pretty skeptical and expecting another pop rock version of what they have been doing. BUT songs like Devil and Black Soul take me back to the Sound of Madness days. Monster is by far my favorite song on the album just because it hits the old lyrics that Brent went deep with in the early 2000’s. As a big shinedown fan I will say there are a few songs on the album that are pretty poppy and stuck to that anthem type crap they had the last two albums. But overall I will put this as a top three album of theirs. Good comeback.
Just a great album. You can see their vision and how the story plays out from the first song to the last. Every song is amazing. Don't have a favorite; just have a favorite band. Rock on Shinedown!
One of my favorites for sure
I love the idea of this album and can’t wait to see all the music videos. The important thing to remember for this album is that it is a concept album and meant to be listened to in order. I wasn’t too thrilled with the singles as they seemed a bit repetitive. My early favorites are Black Soul and Get Up/special (play them together). Keep up the good work Shinedown, I appreciate you!
Just a follow up to my initial review: weakest songs are probably pyro and attention attention (maybe throw Darkside in there). Lyrically and musically this is a great album though. I’d probably put it on par with Amaryllis (for me anyway).
Nope. Strike two...
I’m not gonna bash Shinedown, since they are a favorite of mine, but I’ll be honest with my opinion. I feel that Amaryllis was the last album that really represents Shinedown as I came to know them from the very beginning (Leave a Whisper). I got to see them tour when they were up and coming, when Brad, Jasin and Nick were members. The music just hit you and left you knowing these guys were gonna be big favorites and they became just that. This new album Attention, actually puts me to sleep. It just doesn’t have the catchy harmonies, vocals, big riffs and drums. In some of the tracks I’m not sure that there are much of any guitars. I just don’t hear Zach being Zach and ripping it. Not sure who called for this change of direction, maybe the producer(s) or a band member(s).
I took a chance on this album, already knowing that Threat to Survival wasn’t all that. Not that $10 is gonna break the bank, but if I could go back and decide...I wouldn’t have bought it. I hope Shinedown brings back the albums we’ve known them for. Anyhow, have a good day everyone.
Yes my boys are back!!
Oh man Soo good (As per usual; nothing short of awesome) LOVE EVERY SONG!!!
you can not categorize or label greatness these guys use all means possible to make the best music possible, like all iconic bands like rush genesis zeppelin they continue to progress and develop along with technology and the times,great lyrics intense vocals and musical creativity never go out of style,these guys know how to do it and are true professionals ,if you haven’t noticed love the new album thanks Brent and boys.