Shinedown was formed in Jacksonville, Florida back in 2001 and it only took two years to get a record deal and release their debut album ‘Leave a Whisper’. Their post-grunge, hard rock sound garnered them fast attention and they have since become one of the biggest acts in the business. Their music could be really heavy and it can be soft with a touching ballad, but whichever way you get it, it is going to be melodic and catchy as hell which has brought them great success.
Now, how did I get in to Shinedown. Believe it or not, it was Chris Daughtry from American Idol. I was watching the show and Chris came out and did a fantastic cover of “I Dare You” by Shinedown. At the time, I was not familiar with the band and as a result of him singing it, I went out and listened to the album and the rest is history. I have been a fan of Shinedown ever since.
They have 6 studio albums, one live album and numerous E.P.’s. We are only going to focus on the studio albums to keep it simple. So, why don’t we get started.
THE WORST – ‘THREAT TO SURVIVAL’ (2015):
Shinedown doesn’t really have a worst album, but one album has to be my least favorite and this one is it for me. I felt this one had too much filler and a little too soft overall when compared to the rest. Yes, you had some heavy songs, I only think they weren’t as strong as other albums. A little too soft. The back half of the album was weaker and it started to lose me until you get to the last song “Misfits” which was pretty awesome.