South of Sideways is the major label debut album of Dallas hard rock band Edgewater. It includes tracks from their previous independent albums. Weeks prior to Edgewater's debut release, the track "Eyes Wired Shut" was included on The Punisher: The Album. It was also the official theme song for WWE pay-per-view Backlash 2004.
Musically, the album incorporates heavy guitar riffing, akin to Edgewater's numerous contemporaries, with an emphasis on melody. Digital effects are also evident in the background of various tracks. Moseman's vocals typically dwell in the realm of clean or heated singing but occasional boast drawn-out screams which give the album its alternative metal and nu metal edge.