We present to fans of experiments on the merging of heavy metal with alternative rock, the creative work of the group called Sevendust.
Sevendust. History reference.
Sevendust is an American metal band formed in 1992 in Atlanta (Georgia, USA). The band performs alternative metal music. To date, Sevendust has released variously successful twelve studio albums, one live and two compilations.
Later we will move on to the biography of the group, but for now - some of the most interesting tracks of the group.
The story of Sevendust dates back to 1992, when bass guitarist Vince Horseby and Morgan Rose, who played drums, left the band Snake Nation and decided to create their own project. At first the group was called “Crawlspace”. Later they were joined by Lyon Witherspoon (vocalist), guitarist Lee Banks and another guitarist, John Connolly. Banks, however, almost immediately left the group, and Clint Lowry took his place. In the summer of 1996, the band signed a contract with TVT Records.
In 1997, the first album of the same name was released. Literally all the tracks on the record are oversaturated with profanity, in connection with which Yandex.Music marks them with an “E” symbol. All songs of the collection are ideal for crossfit or classes in the hall with iron. We listen:
The band's second album, Home, was released in 1999 and immediately hit the 19 position on Billboard 200. Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Skin (Skunk Anansie) participated in the preparation of this album. In the same year, Sevendust appeared at the 1999 Woodstock festival, where besides them were such bands as Korn, Nonpoint, Reveille, Megadeth, Godsmack, Mudvayne, Powerman 5000, Machine Head, Limp Bizkit, Disturbed and Metallica.
By the end of 2001, the third longplay, “Animosity”, appeared on the counters of the stores, which later hit the 28 position on Billboard. Aaron Lewis from Staind contributed to the album. The two tracks from this album, Angel's Son and Live Again, were clips, and the singles Praise and Angel's Son took 15 and 11 positions on Modern Rock Chart.
In our opinion, the albums “Home” and “Animosity” are not very successful, perhaps only the track called “Praise” attracts attention: listening to it involuntarily recalls the soundtracks from the best versions of the 2000-th shooters. It is better not to try to translate the songs of these two albums into Russian as well, so as not to experience cultural shock.
In the fall of 2003, together with tvt label The fourth album, Seasons, was released, which is today considered one of the most commercially successful Sevendust albums: it debuted on the Billboard charts immediately at the 14 position, and in the first week of sales, 70 copies of this album were sold out. Like the previous work of the team, it is replete with calls for unnatural forms of sex with opponents, the words "shit", "ass" and their derivatives from the list "B".
The fifth album, “Next,” was released in October of 2005 and became one of the most notorious events of the alternative music scene for the fall of 2005 ... In the USA, this energetic album debuted at 20, in the first week about 37 thousand copies were sold album. One of the tracks of the album, the song "Pieces", hit the soundtrack for the movie Saw 2 (which is not surprising). Let's listen to this funny song, and then reality will seem much better than before.
The sixth Sevendust album, called “Alpha”, was released on March 6 of 2007. The album debuted at 14 in the USA (today it’s a Sevendust record), and in the first week more than 42.000 copies of the album were sold out. In the same year, Diecast and the band embarked on the longest tour in the history of Sevendust (10 weeks). Attention in the album attracts well-made from a technical point of view, the track “Driven”.
Later the collection Retrospective 2 was released, which included songs that were not included in the albums, some recordings from concerts, as well as the bonus track The Rim from the album Alpha.
The seventh studio album, "Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow", was released on April 2008 and debuted on the 19 position on Billboard. The song “The Past” is certainly aloof in the whole album, performed completely in a style that is not typical for the group.
The group’s eighth studio album, called Cold Day Memory, was released in the spring of 2010. Our interest in this album was caused by the almost romantic track “Last Breath” with a leitmotif that “nothing changes in this broken world when I pray for it.” Let's listen:
The ninth studio album, Black Out The Sun, was released on 26 March 2013. Simultaneously with him in the network posted a video for the single "Decay". The disc “Time Travelers & Bonfires” of twelve tracks was released in 2014 year. It differs from previous work Sevendust hovering melodiousness and a much lower degree of aggressiveness. Actually, it comes out with the mark "nu metal".
The penultimate (to date) album called “Kill The Flaw” was released in 2015, and only three years later - in May, the 2018 group enjoyed their fans with a fresh compilation “All I See Is War”. We have pleased you at the very beginning of this article with a few songs from it.
At the end of the material we cannot but offer to watch the latest video of Sevendust on the official channel of the label “Riserecords” called “Medicated”.