"Savages" by Theory of a Deadman on iTunes

13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

On the hard-rockers’ fifth album, Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly is still voicing his frustrations on topics from greed (the title track, spiked with a sermon from Alice Cooper) to breakups (“Salt In the Wound”). But Savages stretches that comfort zone: “Blow” laces sing-songy pop with subversive lyrics, while The Offspring-esque “World War Me” is answered by lovelorn ballad “In Ruins.” Most shocking—yet surprisingly successful—is “Livin’ My Life Like a Country Song,” a heartfelt genre homage laden with knowing references.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On the hard-rockers’ fifth album, Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly is still voicing his frustrations on topics from greed (the title track, spiked with a sermon from Alice Cooper) to breakups (“Salt In the Wound”). But Savages stretches that comfort zone: “Blow” laces sing-songy pop with subversive lyrics, while The Offspring-esque “World War Me” is answered by lovelorn ballad “In Ruins.” Most shocking—yet surprisingly successful—is “Livin’ My Life Like a Country Song,” a heartfelt genre homage laden with knowing references.

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

382 Ratings

Promising

JessicaRae,

Based on Drown and Angel this sounds promising for the rest of the album, enough for me to pre-order it. I've always liked Theory of a Deadman, and I agree with Titans3693's review. I like Drown, it is good. It isn't amazing or anything, just good. Angel on the other hand is great.

Theory really is better at the ballads than the harder rock songs. They have this thing that just happens when they make ballads. A fluid and ear pleasing melody comes forth every time that I just love. Their ballads just flow, which is something when it comes to Rock ballads. Most of the time Rock ballads have a great melody and lyrics, but come across with highs and lows in their flow/power. Theory's ballads are like water. They go down smooth and refreshing. :)

Looking forward to listening to the rest of the album.

should be heavy

shsfalconsx10,

I recently saw Theory of a deadman with Staind and managed to meet them outside the venue, and Tyler told me this album is going to be really heavy. I doubt he would lie and plus, who else is going to tell me otherwise? lol angel will appeal to pop radio like not meant to be did, and that may be what they're aiming for there, but otherwise expect great things from this album. They played saveges live too and it was really energetic.

About Theory of a Deadman

Vancouver, Canada's Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001. Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar) reportedly slipped a copy of the band's demo to Kroeger at a post-concert party and the two were soon collaborating on songs together. One of these, "Invisible Man," was used as the B-side for 2002's wildly successful Spider-Man theme "Hero" (a Kroeger collaboration with Saliva singer Josey Scott), and anticipated Theory of a Deadman's self-titled debut the same year. Also featuring Dave Brenner (guitar), Dean Back (bass), and Tim Hart (drums), the album's hook-laden, emotional hard rock sounded very similar to their celebrity benefactor's band; almost disturbingly so, actually. But a healthy touring work load and simple maturation ultimately helped Theory of a Deadman break out of that confining stylistic box for their more varied and distinctive sophomore effort, Gasoline, which was recorded with session drummer Robin Diaz. The trio later tapped veteran journeyman Brent Fitz (formerly of Union and Vince Neil's solo band) as their new permanent touring drummer. Theory of a Deadman returned to the studio in 2007 to record their third album, Scars and Souvenirs, which was produced by Howard Benson. The album was released in April 2008, and was certified gold in less than a year. The hard-hitting Canadian rockers' fourth studio album, The Truth Is..., which was preceded by the single "Lowlife," dropped on July 12, 2011, and was followed by a co-headlining tour with Alter Bridge under the banner the Carnival of Madness, which also included Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, and Emphatic. In 2014, the bandmembers announced they were working on an album, and a new single, "Drown," arrived in April of that year. Their fifth album, Savages, followed in July of 2014. In October 2017 the band released a music video for the song "Rx" in anticipation of the arrival of the full-length Wake Up Call, which dropped later that month. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

  • ORIGIN
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana
  • FORMED
    2001

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