This is not just a randomly ordered collection of songs put together on one disk. The band thought this one through. When you listen to it, it onfolds as a journey, a concept album on which they clearly created a beginning, a middle and an end. A great experience while listening. Shinedown made sure there is a natural flow. 14 tracks and 50 minutes long, it feels like time goes past really quickly.
While listening you'll find many twists and turns. Hearing the lyrics "Attention attention" through a Tannoy draggs you inside this fantastic title song.
They really have looked into each song to make them stand out in their unique way.
"Darkside" for example is a fine example of this. For the first few minutes it is pretty heavy sounding song, then all of a sudden out of nowhere it kicks back into a more funky interlude, before shifting back into the heavy mode again. There is space for very commercial songs like for example the modern pop influenced track "Get up". To me they overdid this a bit to much. but the song has a fantastic message which makes up for it slightly.
The final song "Brilliant" finished the album in style, anthemic rock they are so well known for.
Ps: i love the way they end it when you hear a door creaking and someone walking away followed by someone saying "Until next time".