Sevendust - Blood and Stone Review


Sevendust

Blood & Stone

Rise Records

October 23, 2020


Sevendust are set return with their 13th studio album, “Blood & Stone,” on October 23rd. “Blood & Stone” is the follow up to 2018’s “All I See Is War.” Sevendust have taken a slightly different approach with the new album. They have put an emphasis on clean vocal melodies and have incorporated the use of keyboards throughout the album.


From start to finish, “Blood & Stone” is packed full of hooky, groove-laden metal riffs and melodies with a crushing rhythm section with some mellow tracks sprinkled in. Although the album is considerably different from previous Sevendust records, Lajon and the boys deliver and are on top of their game, even with the toned down style of the album.


No matter how different the approach was going into the recording process with producer Elvis Baskette, These songs will fit in nicely with the classic tracks that Sevendust have recorded since their self-titled debut in 1997. Yes, you read that right. These guys have been a staple in the metal community for going on 25 years, and there are no signs that they will be letting up anytime soon.


Album closer, Soundgarden cover, and the first single from the record,

“The Day I Tried To Live,” has kick started the album’s inevitable success. In addition to the lead single, Sevendust have already released videos for “Blood From A Stone” and “Dying To Live.”


In closing, one listen to this album will have you begging for more. In Sevendust’s case, a different approach is definitely a good approach. You can catch Sevendust’s only performance of 2020 via live stream on the day of release. More details can be found at www.sevendust.com





Track Listing:

Dying To Live

Love

Blood From A Stone

Feel Like Going On

What You’ve Become

Kill Me

Nothing Left To See Here Anymore

Desperation

Criminal

Against The World

Alone

Wish You Well

The Day I Tried To Live


Sevendust is:

Vince Hornsby: Bass

Morgan Rose: Drums

John Connolly: Rhythm Guitar

Lajon Witherspoon: Vocals

Clint Lowery: Lead Guitar




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