Re: New Shinedown

Author:John Frank
Date:2018-04-02 17:16:44
In Reply To:Re: New Shinedown by Harvester
Guitarist that wrote most of the songs for the first two albums left.
Yeah, TSoM is the product of the singer, Brent Smith, and songwriter Dave Bassett, according to Wikipedia. The next two albums feature that same core songwriting team. Perhaps the strife within the band (firing the original guitarist and bassist) led to the asskicker songs on TSoM.

I had no idea the band was big starting with their debut. I clearly did not/still do not have a finger on the pulse of the modern hard rock scene. That works for me, as almost all of the bands do nothing for me. However, my lack of vigilance does make me late to the party for the few bands I end up digging, such as Shinedown and Alter Bridge.

"It's not exactly a horrible album, but it's no better than something by, I dunno, Pagan's Mind or some other shirt-tucking nerdprog band." - Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh
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