Theory of a Deadman is still out to be all, or at least, most things to all people. At its heart, the Canadian quartet hits hard on dark, angsty tracks such as “Drown,” “Heavy,” and “Panic Room,” while Alice Cooper guests on the thrashy title track. It would be interesting to hear the group go all the way with that, but Tyler Connolly & Co. want to keep a foothold in the rock mainstream, whether it’s aping early supporters Nickelback on “Blow,” traipsing into power-ballad territory on “Angel," or roping in Rascal Flatt’s Joe Don Rooney to help on the twangy “Livin’ My Life Like a Country Song.” Sound, but a tricky one for the headbanging set to buy into whole-hog. GARY GRAFF
Check out “Savages” (featuring Alice Cooper) from 'Savages.'