Sevendust has had a protracted, constant and profitable profession. Their first three albums went gold, and so they’ve achieved effectively on the charts. A number of information landed within the prime 30 of Billboard’s album chart, and their final 5 albums have topped out at both primary or two on the Exhausting Rock chart. They’ve additionally had greater than 30 singles make an look on the Mainstream Rock chart.
There have been some rumblings that Sevendust may dial issues again in relation to the frequency of latest albums and excursions, however for now, they’re going at full pace. They’ve a brand new file cope with Napalm Information, lots of touring on the schedule for the remainder of the yr, and a model new album, Reality Killer, their fourteenth studio effort.
Even after almost three a long time Sevendust continues to defy expectations. A conventional opening monitor can be a rousing single, one thing Reality Killer has loads of. As a substitute, they selected to start with “I May Let The Satan Win,” described as if Trent Reznor produced The Weeknd. It begins in a laid-back style, with electronics entrance and heart and subdued vocals from Lajon Witherspoon, a particular departure from the standard Sevendust music. It will definitely kicks in with heavy guitars and a extra conventional strategy.
And whereas the electronics are most evident on that monitor, they’re sprinkled all through the album. “We pulled in lots of digital parts,” says guitarist Clint Lowery. “Prior to now, I employed outdoors programmers, however I did the programming myself. I attempted to create a musical mattress that made it straightforward to sing cool vocal components. We at all times set a aim to have a sure sound, and we adopted via with it. We didn’t compromise.”
These parts are used successfully to supply taste, ambiance and a contemporary vibe to the songs. Sevendust have at all times been capable of pack lots of selection right into a 4 minute music. The groovy title monitor injects an ambient interlude and a heavy breakdown type part with temporary harsh vocals, whereas “Gained’t Cease The Bleeding” shifts from bombastic to clean and again once more.
The charismatic Witherspoon strikes seamlessly between vocal kinds, whether or not it’s laid-back singing or full out belting. “Messenger” is a melodic, clean sounding anthem, whereas “Fence” embraces Sevendust’s basic sound with lots of aggressive vocals. Some of the melodic songs on the album is “Superficial Drug,” with lyrics concerning the superficiality of the social media world.
For the third consecutive album, Sevendust labored with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, whose resume consists of manufacturing on albums from bands corresponding to Trivium, Alter Bridge, Mammoth WVH and Slash. In the case of this style, Baskette is aware of seize each a band’s heat and aggression.
Reality Killer has that particular Sevendust sound whereas nonetheless transferring in new instructions. It’s targeted and streamlined with loads of catchy songs and some surprises. 2020’s Blood & Stone was effectively obtained, and this one ought to garner related acclaim.