Amaryllis (Shinedown album)

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Amaryllis
Shinedown-Amaryllis.jpg
Studio album by Shinedown
Released March 23, 2012
Studio Ocean Way Recording, Capitol Studios
Genre
Length 44:10
Label Atlantic, Roadrunner
Producer Rob Cavallo
Shinedown chronology
The Sound of Madness
(2008)
Amaryllis
(2012)
Threat to Survival
(2015)
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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 47/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About 3.5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Loudwire 4.5/5 stars[4]
Metal Hammer Germany 6/7[5]
Mind Equals Blown 4.5/5 stars[6]
Powermetal 4.5/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5[9]

Amaryllis is the fourth studio album by American hard 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.[10] A music video for the song "Unity" was released on March 12.[11] An e-book about the making of Amaryllis, titled For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Amaryllis, was released concurrently with the album.[12]

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.[10] Amaryllis was released on Atlantic Records in the United States[13] and via Roadrunner elsewhere.[14]

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."[10] "Adrenaline" served as the official theme song to WWE's Extreme Rules (2012).[15] The album's second single, "Unity", was released on May 15.[16] The album's third single, "Enemies" is used as the theme song to WWE Raw from July 25, 2016. [17]

On October 22, 2014, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brent Smith and Dave Bassett except where noted[18][19]

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" (Smith, Bass, Bassett) 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]

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

Chart positions[edit]

Amaryllis debuted at No. 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.[21] As of October 22, 2014, Amaryllis has sold 500,000 copies in the U.S.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[22] 43
Canadian Albums Chart[23] 7
Dutch Albums Chart[24] 85
German Albums Chart[25] 36
Japanese Albums Chart[26] 108
Swiss Albums Chart[27] 28
UK Albums Chart[28] 18
US Billboard 200[23] 4
US Billboard Alternative Albums[23] 1
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[23] 1
US Billboard Rock Albums[23] 1

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