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Despite the alienating snarl of the title Savages, Theory of a Deadman find space for guests on their fifth album. Alice Cooper wanders into the title track to mumble a recitation and Joe Don Rooney -- aka the Rascal Flatt who plays guitar but doesn't front the band -- comes in for the tongue-in-cheek "Livin' My Life Like a Country Song." This isn't the only time TOAD play around on Savages. They jab at Chris Brown and the Kardashians on "Blow," they claim they're living through "World War Me," they write an ode to their "Panic Room," and they enlist a children's choir to help them bring "The Sun Has Set on Me" to its rousing conclusion. As before, producer Howard Benson gives TOAD a muscular sound that accentuates the group's debt to Nickelback -- they both specialize in growled singsong riffs -- and his sinewy sheen is appealing; he shines the big hooks and layers the riffs so they contain a visceral force.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2014
Label: Roadrunner Records
UPC: 0016861756321
catalogNumber: 175632
Rank: 143242


  1. Drown
  2. Blow
  3. Savages
  4. Misery of Mankind
  5. Salt In the Wound
  6. Angel
  7. Heavy
  8. Panic Room
  9. The One
  10. Livin' My Life Like a Country Song
  11. World War Me
  12. In Ruins
  13. The Sun Has Set On Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Theory of a Deadman   Primary Artist
Alice Cooper   Vocals
Howard Benson   Keyboards
Joe Don Rooney   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Harmony,Mando
Catherine Matthews   Children's Chorus
Travis Toy   Steel Guitar
Dean Back   Bass,Group Member
Tyler Connolly   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dave Brenner   Guitar,Group Member
Joe Matthews   Children's Chorus
Mariah Britt   Children's Chorus
Brandon Large   Children's Chorus
Lenny Skolnik   Piano,Keyboards
Joe Dandeneau   Drums
Claira Titman   Children's Chorus
Karissa Lee   Children's Chorus
Carson Billingsley   Children's Chorus
Emily Titman   Children's Chorus
Jonny Litten   Keyboards
Micah Lee   Children's Chorus
Page La Kids   Children's Chorus
Jordan Koz   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Howard Benson   Producer
Bobbi Page   Director
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Scott Stevens   Composer
Johnny Andrews   Composer
Joe Don Rooney   Producer
Theory of a Deadman   Composer
Tony Couch   Management
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki   Engineer
Deborah Lurie   String Arrangements
Ken Fermaglich   Booking
Marc VanGool   Guitar Techician
Sean Neff   Engineer
Tyler Connolly   Composer
Jon Nicholson   Drum Technician
Bill McGathy   Management
Erik Toms   Vocal Engineer
Christine Connolly   Composer
Lenny Skolnik   Programming
Hatsukazu Inagaki   Engineer
Colin Lewis   Booking
Geoff Meall   Booking
Jenn Decilveo   Composer
Cristi Vaughan   Composer
Jonny Litten   Programming
Miles Bergsma   Programming

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