Personnel: Chris Daughtry (vocals); Brian Craddock, Josh Steely (guitar); Howard Benson (keyboards, programming); Robin Diaz (drums).
Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Bay 7 Studios; Sparky Dark Studio, Calabasas, CA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; The Gray Curtain Studio; Valley Village.
Photographer: Chapman Baehler.
Former American Idol fan favorite turned post-grunge star Chris Daughtry returns with his band's third studio effort, 2011's Break the Spell. Once again featuring production from Howard Benson, who produced Daughtry's 2007 self-titled debut and 2009's Leave This Town, Break the Spell includes the leadoff single "Renegade."
Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[With] the jubilant Judas Priest crunch of 'Renegade' and hedonistic strut of 'Outta My Head'....He wields his Ginsu-sharp melodies like a Benihana chef..." -- Grade: B