Let me describe the sound in one sentence: It’s pure metal, but not as fast as “Master of Puppets”, but deeper sounding than “Korn”. I just love the way the guitars are played in this album. It’s so different, and the deep sounding bass really pumps me up. This is one of a few metal bands that just flows well.Want to know what I mean? Listen to “Terminator” or “Too Close to Hate”. The bass really kicks in. It’s not distorted like most other metal bands. It’s smooth sounding.Another awesome thing about this CD is the fact that the lead singer isn’t the only one who sings. Not only is the bass incredible, but the way the other guitarists sing in the background just adds a lot more to the songs.I highly recommend this album.
At first it sounds like Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover was spliced into a joint project between Faith No More and Testament, but the longer Sevendust’s self-titled debut album plays, the more it takes on its own life. The Atlanta, Georgia band is well schooled in thrash metal, but it has a soft spot for sing-along melodies and more than a passing interest in hip-hop. Cobbled together, the results could sound fractured and divisive, but Sevendust’s surging wah-wah guitars, razor-edged riffs, bloodcurdling screams, and soulful vocals blend together as smoothly as strawberries and rum. –Jon Wiederhorn
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First, if you’re on this page, you’re interested, so go ahead and pick up Sevendust’s self-titled debut. It’s good.Second off, I just had to clear some things up. Scroll down a ways, until you get to the one out-of-place review here briliantly entitled “LAME!!!!!” with five, count ‘em, five exclamation points to really drive this person’s pointless review home.Now, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and I understand that, and I wouldn’t have even written a thing about it if it didn’t appear to be a totally WORTHLESS jumble of whining. From the top, the cd is good and solid, and actually has music behind the thrash you think it may just be. This certain reviewer from can you find Arthur? (whatever that is supposed to try and mean beats the crap out of me – probably just more pointless junk) starts off by complaining to all of us how he/she felt pressured to buy the cd because “everyone just loves [it]“. And then they whined because it was a waste of their money. Heads up for you: they’re reviews on the page of a product you must be interested enough in already (you’re viewing the page to buy it, after all) and not people making you do anything. Then they go on to say it is just like every other band they’ve heard other than their certain select favorites. Well, if you hate all other bands other than Pink Floyd and Nirvana and such, why would you waste your money on anything else? Just stay at home and listen to them all you want and don’t try and steer people interested in this hard-working band away.Just my opinions on the matter. Buy it if you want, don’t if you don’t want to. Peace out.
I first saw this band at a local venue here in Atlanta 95′ or 96′ prior to this release. A lil history here… they were under the name “Crawlspace” at the time and i still have the six-song cassette tape i bought from that show to prove it. Those orignal songs went on this debut cd release.
Side 1. Terminator, Speak, Black.
Side 2. Bitch, Face, Prayer.
They cleaned them up a bit for the cd but they still sound close to the demo tape.
Now there is already a band with the “Crawlspace” name so i assume there was a conflict there and they became Sevendust. I heard them on the radio a couple years later and went and picked up the new cd. history lesson over…
I was as impressed with this release as i was seeing them live and shelling out $6 for the demo. I don’t care much for their follow up cds, seems they strayed away from the raging sound that i grew to love from them. Like a lot of bands, sometimes their first is their best effort.
As you hear the opening distortion to “Black” you can’t help but be reeled into the power this album has. “Black” was the only song i had heard from this album and it was all i needed to buy it. The song opens you up into this aggressive, no holds barred rock album. Sevendust is a breath of fresh air in the middle of a dulled out immature rock scene we’ve been getting lately. Lajon has a mindblowing voice and proves that you don’t need to be an angry white guy to be metal. I recommend getting this album, especially if you’re looking for something that gives you hope that rock will never die.
Key Tracks: Black, Bitch, Too Close to Hate, Face
To this day Iam surprised that Sevendust hasnt made it big yet, but then I think to myself, hey thats cause they havnt sold out. This album as well as Home are two of the best metal CDs on the market, plain and simple. The heavy riffs mixed with probably the most talented metal singer EVER Lajon, create a very unique blend of harmony. Ive seen these guys play live serveral times and they are filled with tons of energy. This CD kicks major @ss! Best songs are Terminator and Too Close to Hate, actually the whole CD rocks. If you like Metallica and Creed you’ll fall in love with Sevendust.