Release Date: Sep 18, 2015
Record label: Atlantic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge
Oomphy, heartfelt fifth from Florida’s hard-rock A-team. Like their peers Halestorm, Shinedown have an emotionally charged urgency that’s lured younger listeners to the wonders of rock. Lyrically they reach out to the downtrodden.. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads.
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.
Review Summary: Don't be a casualty, cut the cord.There was a time when Shinedown was destined to become one of the greatest rock bands of the early 2000s. Ignore the snickering of doubters in the background; it's true. With 2003’s slow burning, southern-influenced Leave a Whisper and 2005’s ambitious rocker Us and Them, things once looked incredibly optimistic.