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Needtobreathe's new album, "Rivers in the Wasteland."

Needtobreathe's 'Rivers in Wasteland' takes listeners on figurative, lyrical journey

South Carolina-based Southern rockers Needtobreathe released the group's fifth studio album, entitled "Rivers in the Wasteland," this week. "Wasteland" came on the heels of the group's recent tour announcement: the band will spend two nights at the Tennessee Theatre on Aug. 20 and 21.

Although the album has a slightly different sound to it, the band did not disappoint with this effort, the group's first since 2011's "The Reckoning."

When the rock tracks on the album, such as "State I'm In" and "Feet, Don't Fail Me Now," are mixed with lyrically-raw songs like "Wasteland ...