2012, The band has grown artistically and the compositions are far beyond any nu metal/fm rock band of the so called New Wave Of American Heavy Metal genre. Based out on Gainesville in Florida, they jumped on the bandwagon of the success of bands like Nickelback and Creed. Their strong points are their vocalist Brent Smith and the twin guitar attack with a lot owned to bands like Aerosmith and Thin Lizzy. Imagine a modern Ted Nugent with a charismatic vocalist and songs that can blow the roof of any rock joint in the country. This album from the opener to the closing song has no fillers but pure American rock. Arena rock with a nu metal edge and Southern origins, this is big, ugly and nasty. AMARYLLIS is a monster album from a very promising young band.