When I hear "Southern Rock sound" I think Kenny Wayne Shepherd or Black Stone Cherry type sound.... and this isnt it. to me, this is more of a Papa Roach or Saving Abel type sound. Definately radio friendly rock and if thats what your in the mood for than this is ok.
I really cannot fathom the hatred people have for this album - this is Disciple's classic. The guitar work is beyond impressive here - it's both pervasive and yet altogether tasteful. Southern Hospitality lacks pretense, yet delivers larger-than-life licks, riffs, and solos throughout, as any great rock-and-roll album should. Sure, the lyrical work here is not exactly awe-inspiring, but even if it were, it just might distract the listener from the superb music here; I can find no greater praise to sing for a rock album.