Devour

Shinedown

About Devour

"Devour" is a song by American rock band Shinedown. The song was released as the first single in promotion of the band's third studio album, The Sound of Madness. The track landed online and at multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide on May 5. As has been the case with other new singles by bands such as Disturbed, Theory of a Deadman, and Seether, "Devour" is so far Shinedown's fastest rising single to date, reaching the top five of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in four weeks. In a No. 1 countdown interview, vocalist Brent Smith said that the single was "a letter to the President," and that it is about Smith's distaste towards George W. Bush. It is their second No. 1 song on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. 


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2011
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Take it and take it and take it and take it all
Take it and take it and take it until you take us all
Smash it and crash it and thrash it and trash it
You know they're only toys
Try it you'll like, it don't hide it, don't fight it, just let it out
Steal and shoot it and kill it or take another route
Take it and take it and take it
You know they're only toys

Devour, devour
Suffocate you own empire
Devour, devour
It's your final hour
Devour, devour
Stolen like a foreign soul
Devour, devour
What a way to go!

You want it, you want it, you want it
Well here it is
Everything, everything ,everything
Isn't so primitive

Take it and take it and take it and take it and take it all
Nobody, nobody wants to feel like this
Nobody, nobody wants to live like this
Nobody, nobody wants a war like this

Devour, devour
Suffocate you own empire
Devour, devour
It's your final hour
Devour, devour
Stolen like a foreign soul
Devour, devour
What a way to go!

Diving down, round and round [Repeat: x2]

Devour, devour
Suffocate you own empire
Devour, devour
It's your final hour
Devour, devour
Stolen like a foreign soul
Devour, devour
What a way to go!

Devour, devour
Suffocate you own empire
Devour, devour
It's your final hour
Devour, devour
Stolen like a foreign soul
Devour, devour
What a way to go!

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Shinedown

Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums). A few line-up changes followed, and the band's current line-up consists of Smith and Kerch, the band's only two remaining original members, with guitarist Zach Myers and bassist and pianist Eric Bass. Since Shinedown's inception, they have released four albums – Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), and Amaryllis (2012) – and a total of 15 singles. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. more »

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Written by: DAVE BASSETT, BRENT SMITH

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Artist Information
"Devour" is a song by two different well-known rock bands: Disturbed and Shinedown. It's important to note that these are two separate songs, each unique in its own style, despite sharing the same title.
Disturbed's "Devour
Released on June 3, 2008, as part of the album "Indestructible. - The album "Indestructible" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, and it is known as one of Disturbed's pivotal works. - "Devour" is one of the heavier tracks on the album, showcasing the band's signature blend of heavy metal and hard rock. - Disturbed vocalist David Draiman wrote the song about how people can lose themselves to their hunger and craving for success.
Shinedown's "Devour
Released on May 20, 2008, as the lead single from their third studio album, "The Sound of Madness." - It reached number 2 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and stayed in the chart for 26 weeks. - The song bears an anti-war message, reflecting the political climate at the time of its release. - With its mix of heavy guitars and piercing lyrics, "Devour" showcased a darker, heavier sound compared to Shinedown's previous work.
Recognition and Awards
While neither of the "Devour" tracks won any awards, both bands have achieved remarkable success. Disturbed has received multiple accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, and Shinedown has received a range of Billboard Music Awards nominations.
Critical Reception
Both songs were well received by fans and critics alike, contributing to the rising popularity of both bands within the rock music scene.

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