Threat to Survival

Threat to Survival

by Shinedown
     
 

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The fifth studio long-player from the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock unit, Threat to Survival is also Shinedown's most pop-oriented set of songs to date. Front-loaded with two of its hardest-hitting (and classic-sounding) cuts in "Asking for It" and the hefty first single "Cut the Cord," both of which are as hook-laden as they

Overview

The fifth studio long-player from the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock unit, Threat to Survival is also Shinedown's most pop-oriented set of songs to date. Front-loaded with two of its hardest-hitting (and classic-sounding) cuts in "Asking for It" and the hefty first single "Cut the Cord," both of which are as hook-laden as they are bruising, Threat to Survival begins to detour from the post-grunge highway with "State of My Head," a slick amalgam of electro-pop and vintage alt-rock with a catchy as hell though extremely well-worn chorus. Meticulously crafted radio fodder like "How Did You Love," "Thick as Thieves," and the Killers-lite "Misfits" follow suit, further distancing the group from its nu-metal origins, but the band hasn't completely lost its knack for crafting punishing blasts of groove-laden and distortion-heavy modern rock. The roaring "Oblivion" sees vocalist Brent Smith doing his best Layne Staley impression while the band lets loose a firestorm of heavily compressed decibels behind him, and late album highlight "Black Cadillac," which somehow manages to both brutalize and swing, seems destined to become a fan favorite. If anything, Threat to Survival proves that Shinedown still have plenty of gas left in the tank, and while the occasional foray into the shallower end of the mainstream may divide some listeners, there's enough here to keep longtime followers satiated (and probably a little curious
ervous as to what the future holds) until the next ride.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2015
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678668180
catalogNumber:
551483
Rank:
6955

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shinedown   Primary Artist
Lynn Mabry   Background Vocals
Patrick Warren   Synthesizer,chamberlain
Dave Bassett   Synthesizer,Guitar
Barry Kerch   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Brent Smith   Vocals,Group Member
Eric Bass   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Zach Myers   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Sherree Brown   Background Vocals
Delaney McLernon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Patrick Warren   Programming
Nigel Lundemo   Vocal Editing
Dave Bassett   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Scott Stevens   Composer
Eric Rickert   Engineer
Brent Smith   Composer
Francesco Cameli   Engineer
Chris Baseford   Engineer
Alex Kirzhner   Illustrations
Darren Doane   Band Photo
Mark Obriski   Art Direction
Anthony Delia   Marketing
Eric Bass   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Jayson DeZuzio   Composer
Zach Myers   Composer
Joshua Skubel   Packaging
Beth Sabbagh   Company Manager
Peter Nappi   Composer,Producer
Ethan Thompson   Composer
Laurie Davis   Company Manager
Dave Schiffman   Engineer
David Weise   Company Manager
Jeff Leonard   Engineer
Scott "the Ninja" Stevens   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Hans Buscher   Guitar Techician
Carlo Colasacco   Composer

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