Label: Roadrunner Records
Even the most ardent of the band's fans will have to concede that the vocal deliveries on Savages are really kind of odd. Of course, Theory Of A Deadman have always exuded a certain degree of twisted humor. But on "Blow," "Livin' My Life Like a Country Song" and the title track (featuring a cameo from Alice Cooper) singer Tyler Connolly sounds like he's auditioning for a grunge-inspired, comedy-rock version of Barenaked Ladies. The oddity of this approach is only intensified by the fact that the entire record is a meditation on the supposed savagery and depressing banality of modern society.