43. Shinedown - Amaryllis
Shinedown have taken what made them famous and injected a mild amount of aggression in to their formula. In turn, Amaryllis comes out. Nothing revolutionary, nothing terrible either. A solid album with some memorable tracks, and the band sounds more tight in terms of instrumental arrangement. Notably, hearing the guitarist do solos now is a breath of fresh air for this band, let alone any mainstream hard rock band in the first place. There are notable heavier moments such as "Enemies", and great catchy radio-friendly tunes like the title track and "Unity". Fair game for those open to listening to things other than constant metal. An aside, but great cover artwork as well. Very Tool-esque.
"Enemies" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z9Kmla_ceA