There are bands that when they put out a new album you know what you are going to get. Each album offers a couple different things but for the most part it’s not going to stray too far from what the band does.
Today, Sevendust released their 12th studio album, All I See Is War. Sevendust is one of the most consistent heavy rock bands in the last 20 years. Every time they put out a new record you know you are going to get a righteous slab of heavy rock and melody and on All I See Is War is just that with just a touch more melody. Instead of self producing like they have on the past couple albums, they worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Chevelle, Slash, Alter Bridge) and the end result is Sevendust doing what Sevendust does. This album has a bit of a Home and Seasons meets Cold Day Memory vibe to it. There are plenty of “classic” Sevendust style songs on the album like “Dirty,” “Risen,” Then there are the songs like “Medicated,” “Sickness” “Moments” “Descend,” and “Not Original” that explore that more melodic side and delicate nature of what Sevendust is capable of.
All I See Is War is a solid album from the band you’ve come to enjoy through 12 albums. The real highlight on this album is Lajon Witherspoon. Lajon is probably in the top 5 of underrated vocalists in rock music. The sheer magnitude from his delivery on these songs are top notch. His ability to add a more soulful approach has always made Sevendust stand out vocally and on this new album it really shows. The rest of the band is firing on all cylinders as well. The secret weapon of Sevendust has and always will be Clint Lowery. You can really hear his signature sound and style on this album just as it was prevalent on Home, Seasons and Cold Day Memory. If you are looking for a heavy rock album with the right amount of melody and an uplifting, hopeful sense of being, then Sevendust’s All I See Is War is the album for you.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
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