From start to finish, Sevendust’s first album in nearly three years gives fans exactly what they want- classic riffs, pounding rhythms, and “Southern rock brutality”. Vocalist, Laigon Witherspoon describes the album as a mix between Animosity and Home, featuring darker vibes, with industrial and even reggae moments. Highlights of the thirteen tracks include the powerful introductory riff on “Faithless”, the headbang-worthy “Till Death” and the album closer, “Murder Bar” – inspired by the New Jersey murders that took place at the bar across from the hotel they stayed at while recording. The self-produced and recorded metal gem concludes more powerfully than it starts, but features some of the most forceful and intense songs the band has written to date.


Black Out the Sun

Review by Caroline Jensen