Threat to Survival

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Threat to Survival
Threat To Survival by Shinedown.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2015
Studio Ocean Way Recording, Capitol Studios, NRG Recording Studios
Label Atlantic
Shinedown chronology
Threat to Survival
Attention Attention
Singles from Threat to Survival
  1. "Cut the Cord"
    Released: June 29, 2015
  2. "State of My Head"
    Released: October 9, 2015
  3. "Asking for It"
    Released: April 5, 2016 [3]
  4. "How Did You Love"
    Released: October 4, 2016

Threat to Survival is the fifth studio album by American rock band Shinedown. It was announced on August 7, 2015 that the album would be released on September 18, 2015. [4] Four singles were released from the album, "Cut the Cord", "State of My Head", "Asking for It", and "How Did You Love". "Black Cadillac" was also released as a promotional song prior to the album's release as well. [5] In February 2018, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA, indicating 500,000 copies sold in the US.



Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Ultimate Guitar 4.7/10 [2]
Sputnikmusic Star full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [7]
Loudwire positive [1]

Reception for the album from critics has been mixed. The staff review for Sputnikmusic panned the album for "a complete lack of substance", stating that "The melodies just aren't flowing and the choruses are rarely memorable. The instrumentation is lacking to say the least, and their brand new ideas are questionable at best. There's absolutely no lyrical, emotional, or musical substance", while conceding that "Cut the Cord" still managed to be one of the band's best singles. [7] AllMusic was less negative, conceding that "If anything, Threat to Survival proves that Shinedown still have plenty of gas left in the tank, and while the occasional foray into the shallower end of the mainstream may divide some listeners, there's enough here to keep longtime followers satiated..." [6]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Brent Smith and Dave Bassett, except where noted.

1."Asking for It"3:30
2."Cut the Cord" (Smith, Eric Bass)3:45
3."State of My Head" (Smith, Carlo Colasacco, Jayson DeZuzio, Peter Nappi, Ethan Thompson)3:25
5."How Did You Love" (Smith, Scott Stevens)3:07
6."It All Adds Up" (Smith, Bassett, Zach Myers)3:51
8."Dangerous" (Smith, Stevens)3:51
9."Thick as Thieves"3:54
10."Black Cadillac" (Smith, Bassett, Bass)3:27
Total length:40:14
Japanese bonus tracks
12."Never Gonna Let Go" (Smith, David Hodges)4:06
13."Reject" (Smith, Jimmy Messer)3:30



Chart (2015)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [8] 37
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [9] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [10] 140
Canadian Albums (Billboard) [11] 8
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [12] 50
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [13] 40
Irish Albums (IRMA) [14] 86
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [15] 34
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [16] 13
UK Albums (OCC) [17] 13
US Billboard 200 [18] 6
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard) [19] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard) [20] 2


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [21] Gold500,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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