Review Summary: Shinedown's best album.2 of 16 thought this review was well written
There is no other way to start my review of The Sound Of Madness than to just say it; Shinedown has made their classic album. Every single track is worthy of a million play's. Devour is rock n roll at its best. Sound of Madness has such a distinct guitar riff and vocals that blow your mind with each listen, best rock song on the album. If you have a radio, you've heard Second Chance, I don't need to tell you how astounding every aspect of this song is. Crow & The Butterfly is nothing short of beautiful perfection, the lyrics are so creative and unique, they are really pushing the genre. Breaking Inside is a ballad through and through, I'm very surprised the song hasn't got the mainstream attention it deserves. Call Me is acceptable for any audience, the piano is a perfect tool to close out such an intense album. The tracks I didn't mention do not deserve any less attention than the one's I have, mind you. The Sound Of Madness has something for everyone, it is a classic.
Best Track: Sound Of Madness/Crow And The Butterfly
Worst Track: N/A
Rock Ballad: Breaking Inside
Spine-Tingler: Call Me
Girlfriendly Song: If You Only Knew/Crow And The Butterfly