Hinder - All American Nightmare Lyrics
- Release date: December 2010 -
All American Nightmare is the third studio album by American rock band Hinder. Released on December 7, 2010, it is the band's successor to Take It to the Limit, which was released in 2008. All American Nightmare is significantly heavier in sound than either of the band's other two records.
Hinder began recording the album in early 2010 with producer Kevin Churko. The band had originally selected Howard Benson to produce the album, but Churko was later hired for the role. According to singer Austin Winkler, he and drummer Cody Hanson wrote around 60 songs for the album, of which 10 were recorded for the standard release, and an additional two which are on the deluxe version of the album. The writing process was different from what the band had done in the past; Winkler said that "We normally do whatever the label wants. But for this record, we had to do something different. We had to mix it up a little bit."
The album was recorded in two parts; all music was recorded at Hanson's personal studio, while vocals, performed by Winkler, were recorded at his studio in Las Vegas. Winkler said that he was pleased with the album, saying that "I'm ecstatic about the album...I've never been more proud of a record than I have with this one."
Winkler said that the band had intentionally modified the sound of the music on the album, intending for it to sound like "Southern rock with a twist, but still heavy." He said further that many of the songs on the album are dissimilar to one another, with "some unique songs on there." In addition to Winkler and Hanson, the band asked other musicians to be involved with the writing of several songs. Winkler said that "We went around and wrote with anybody we could think of, just to see what would happen and to get a different vibe. We knew we needed a different flavor and some different influences in there."
The album sold 35,000 copies during its first week on sale in the United States, and debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at number 37.
All American Nightmare Album Tracklist
- 2 Sides Of Me
- All American Nightmare
- What Ya Gonna Do?
- Hey Ho
- The Life
- Waking Up The Devil
- Red Tail Lights
- Strip Tease
- Everybody's Wrong
- Put That Record On
- Good Life [Deluxe Edition]
- Bad Mutha Fucka [Deluxe Edition]