Shinedown

Shinedown

"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 me.' We like that. We like to challenge our audience."

When Smith laid down the gauntlet, it set the tone for the recording of Shinedown's fourth full-length album - the bruising, unapologetic, and totally kinetic Amaryllis. With unflinchingly honest, unrepentant songs like first single "Bully"... more