Time for us to say goodbye to the deluxe edition of Breaking Benjamin’s “Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin”. One of you Shockya readers were able to convince us that you needed this copy more than we did. Before we announce the winner, we are going to briefly remind you just what Breaking Benjamin have been up to lately.

The alternative rock band, which currently consists of lead vocalist, Benjamin Burnley and drummer and percussionist, Chad Szeliga, formed in the late 90s and dropped four studio albums, “Saturate”, “We Are Not Alone”, “Phobia” and “Dear Agony”. Their most recent release, “Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin” is compiled of various songs from these albums as well as an entire second disc of rare recordings, unreleased songs, live performances, acoustic recordings and remixes.

“Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin” hit stores on August 16th via Hollywood Records. Sandy, you don’t have to worry about “hitting” one of these stores or online distributors because your heartfelt plea, won us over. The deluxe edition is rightfully all yours. Check out Sandy’s entry below and take note what it means to be a diehard fan of band.

by Lonnie Nemiroff

Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin

I became a fan of Breaking Benjamin after listening to their Phobia album at work on my ipod (with one ear bud on). What Breaking Benjamin means to me is raw truth. All their songs have deep purposes whether its straight forward like “Skin” or metaphorical like “Breath”. Their music along with Benjamin Burnley’s alluring voice make it a perfect combination. I love singing along to their songs, using my pen as an imaginary drum and of course screaming Fall! to the beginning of “I will not bow”. I have yet to see them in concert, but a Deluxe version of their album, “Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin” will soothe my soul.
Sandy Tamayo

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