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Sevendust

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Animosity

 

    Variety doesn't count for a lot in hard rock. The Atlanta-based Sevendust get by on volume and the occasional vocal hook, aiming for melody and melodrama amid intense metal riffing. Animosity's scattered charms owe much to singer Lajon Witherspoon, who finds melodic inspiration within the band's angry and convoluted lyrics ("So much pain to ease my simple mind!"). But he's trapped within a rudimentary, modern metal formula, which makes much of the album sound like grinding, pedestrian background music. Still, the atmosphere is dependably... Read More

dark and gothic - to match the leeches and forked tongue depicted within the CD booklet - as the ominous near-ballad "Xmas Day" finds some real weight within waves of desperation. The acoustic "Angel's Son" (also on 2000's Strait Up tribute to late Snot singer Lynn Strait) suggests the ambition of System of a Down and other contemporaries working to loosen the metal landscape with new ideas. But for most of Animosity, Sevendust are still struggling to set their desperation free.

STEVE APPLEFORD
(RS 887 - January 17, 2002)





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CD Single
  Artist   Title   Format   Condition   Seller Price    
SEVENDUST - Animosity Sampler (praise 3:40/crucified 4:11/trust 5:14/shine 3:40/deadset 5:01/angel's Son 3:49)   SEVENDUST   Animosity Sampler (praise 3:40/crucified 4:11/trust 5:14/shine 3:40/deadset 5:01/angel's Son 3:49)
Cd Single, Sevendust: Animosity Sampler (praise 3:40/crucified 4:11/trust 5:14/shine 3:40/de...
  CD Single   M-/VG+ Music Obsess
United States
  $3.30     Details
Sevendust - Animosity Album Sampler   Sevendust   Animosity Album Sampler
Sevendust Animosity Album Sampler (2001 Us 6-track Tvt Records Promotional Only Album Sampler Cd...
  CD Single   EX TO MINT eil / esprit
United Kingdom
  $11.17     Details
  SEVENDUST   Animosity (praise/ Tits On A Boar)
Cs/ Promo Usa, Tvt, N/a
  CD Single   NM IntDj
United States
  $26.24     Details

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