Amaryllis (Shinedown album)

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Amaryllis
Studio album by Shinedown
Released March 23, 2012 (AUS)
March 26, 2012
March 27, 2012 (US)
Recorded Ocean Way Recording, Capitol Studios
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock, alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 44:10
Label Atlantic (US)
Roadrunner (International)
Producer Rob Cavallo
Shinedown chronology
The Sound of Madness
(2008)
Amaryllis
(2012)
The Covers: Acoustic
(2013)
Singles from Amaryllis
  1. "Bully"
    Released: January 3, 2012
  2. "Unity"
    Released: May 15, 2012
  3. "Enemies"
    Released: July 17, 2012
  4. "I'll Follow You"
    Released: February 5, 2013
  5. "Adrenaline"
    Released: August 13, 2013
  6. "Through The Ghost"
    Released: March 27, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Loudwire 4.5/5 stars[3]
Metal Hammer Germany 6/7[4]
Mind Equals Blown 4.5/5 stars[5]
Powermetal 4.5/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5[8]
The Hornet 5/5 stars[9]
The Void (positive)[10]
[&].com 6/10 stars[11]
Rockfreaks.net 7/10 stars[12]
Under The Gun Review 7/10 [13]

Amaryllis is the fourth studio album by American rock band Shinedown. It was announced on January 3, 2012, the same day as the first single, "Bully," was released, for release on March 27, with pre-orders opening on January 17.[14] A music video for the song "Unity" was released on March 12.[15] An e-book about the making of Amaryllis, entitled For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Amaryllis, was released concurrently with the album.[16]

The album was recorded at Lightning Sound Studios, Ocean Way Recording, No Excuses Studios and Capitol Studios, and was produced by Rob Cavallo, who also produced the band's previous album, The Sound of Madness.[14] Amaryllis was released on Atlantic Records in the US[17] and via Roadrunner elsewhere.[18]

Speaking about the album, Shinedown singer Brent Smith said that "During the recording [of Amaryllis], the vision of what Shinedown is and where it's going became completely clear. Amaryllis is the manifestation of that vision, the centerpiece of what Shinedown is. It reflects on everything we've done and where we're heading. It's a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we're about."[14] "Adrenaline" served as the official theme song to WWE's Extreme Rules (2012).[19] The album's second single, "Unity", was released on May 15.[20]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Brent Smith and David Bassett, except where noted[21][22]

No. Title Length
1. "Adrenaline"   3:26
2. "Bully" (Smith, Zach Myers, Bassett) 4:02
3. "Amaryllis"   4:04
4. "Unity" (Smith, Eric Bass, Bassett) 4:12
5. "Enemies" (Smith, Bass, Bassett) 3:08
6. "I'm Not Alright" (Smith, Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer) 3:07
7. "Nowhere Kids" (Smith, Bass, Bassett) 3:11
8. "Miracle"   3:38
9. "I'll Follow You"   3:58
10. "For My Sake"   3:47
11. "My Name (Wearing Me Out)"   3:36
12. "Through the Ghost"   4:01
Total length:
44:10

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Conducting, string arrangements, horn arrangements – David Campbell
  • Additional guitars – Dave Bassett, Rob Cavallo, Eric Bass
  • Keyboards & piano – Jamie Muhoberac
  • Additional keyboards – Rob Cavallo
  • Background vocals on "Bully" and "Enemies" – Dave Bassett and Eric Bass
  • Group vocals on "Adrenaline" – Eric Bass, Zach Myers and Barry Kerch
  • Choir on "Bully" – West Los Angeles children's choir
  • Trumpets on "I'm Not Alright" – Wayne Bergeron, Rick Baptist, Paul Klintworth
  • Trombones on "I'm Not Alright" – Alan Kaplan, Steve Holtman
  • Violins – Charlie Bishart, Jackie Brand, Darius Campo, Kevin Connolly, Mario Delcon, Tammy Hatwan, Gerry Hillera, Songa Lee, Natalie Leggett, Serena McKinneym, Sid Page, Alyssa Park, Katia Popov, Michelle Richards, Josefina Vergara, John Wittenberg, Ken Yerke on tracks 3,4,6,9,12
  • Violas – Roland Kato, Denyse Buffum, Andrew Duckles, Matt Funes, Kate Wincent on tracks 3,4,6,9,12
  • Cello – Steve Richards, Paula Hochhalter, Kim Scholes, Rudy Stein, Suzie Katayama on tracks 3,4,6,9,12
  • Bass – Dave Stone, Mike Valerio, Nico Abondolo, Don Ferrone on tracks 3,4,6,9,12

Chart positions[edit]

Amaryllis debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with 106,000 units sold in its first week; giving Shinedown their highest first week sales and highest entry on the charts.[24] As of July 31, 2013, Amaryllis has sold 425,000 copies in the U.S.[25]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[26] 43
Canadian Albums Chart[27] 7
Dutch Albums Chart[28] 85
German Albums Chart[29] 36
Japanese Albums Chart[30] 108
Swiss Albums Chart[31] 28
UK Albums Chart[32] 18
US Billboard 200[27] 4
US Billboard Alternative Albums[27] 1
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[27] 1
US Billboard Rock Albums[27] 1

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. Shinedown: Amaryllis Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
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  4. ^ Weckmann, Matthias. "2012 Review on Shinedown's "Amaryllis" – METAL HAMMER". at Metal Hammer. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
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  17. ^ "Shinedown Unveil "AMARYLLIS"; Multi-Platinum Rock Band Announce March 27th Release of Hugely Anticipated Follow-Up to "THE SOUND Of MADNESS"; Grammy-Winning Producer Rob Cavallo Behind the Board Once Again; First Single, "Bully," Available on January 3rd" (Press release). MarketWire. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
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  19. ^ "Extreme Rules' Official Theme". WWE. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. "FUELED BY 'ADRENALINE' Shinedown's "Adrenaline" is the official theme of WWE's Extreme Rules 2012. The song is off the band's brand new album, "Amaryllis," which is available everywhere now!" 
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  25. ^ http://www.metalinsider.net/metal-by-numbers/metal-by-numbers-731-metalcore-gets-back-to-its-roots
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