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    Default Shinedown The Sound Of Madness

    Early in 2007, producer Rob Cavallo asked Shinedown frontman Brent Smith about his goals for the band's new album. Smith didn't hesitate.

    "I said, 'You know what -- when I'm dead and gone, when everybody in this band has passed or what have you, I want the world to remember this as a record that needed to be made, and that there was a reason for it,' " Smith says. "That was the motivation behind this album.”

    "And part of the reason it took so long to make!"

    Welcome then to THE SOUND OF MADNESS, Shinedown's third album -- and the Florida rockers' boldest effort to date. Like its two predecessors, 2003's Platinum LEAVE A WHISPER and 2005's Gold US AND THEM, THE SOUND OF MADNESS offers a brave and unsparing look into the soul and psyche amidst a fierce musical attack that, even in its quieter moments, vibrate with the passion, energy and focus of a band with high-minded ideals and limitless ambitions.

    THE SOUND OF MADNESS also contains Smith's first-ever political song “Devour,” which he says was inspired by Shinedown's visits to troops in Iraq and his feelings about the end of George W. Bush's presidency.

    YouTube - Shinedown - Sound of Madness music video

    YouTube - Shinedown - Second Chance - Official Music Video

    YouTube - Shinedown-Devour
    Last edited by KiD KroniK; 08-27-2009 at 06:23 PM.

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    Good band, and this third release from them is pretty solid.

    Loudest of Love

    I'm tied within
    I'm luck's last match struck
    In the pouring down wind

    ~Chris Cornell~

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    Nice job Kid, I have heard of Shinedown before, but I am a fan of political/thought provoking albums so after reading your review I will obtain a copy of this one for sure.

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