Animosity

Animosity

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by Sevendust
     
 

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With a title like Animosity, you would think the third album from these Atlanta-bred heavy rockers to be a nonstop exercise in nastiness. But while Sevendust haven't turned their back on the Sabbath-style crypt-kicking that marked their first pair of releases, they have broadened their palette considerably here -- the better to shed…  See more details below

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With a title like Animosity, you would think the third album from these Atlanta-bred heavy rockers to be a nonstop exercise in nastiness. But while Sevendust haven't turned their back on the Sabbath-style crypt-kicking that marked their first pair of releases, they have broadened their palette considerably here -- the better to shed light on the powerful (and, yes, melodic) vocals of Lajon Witherspoon. His poignant renditions of the pensive “Xmas Day” and a string-draped version of the Lynn Strait tribute “Angel’s Son” betray the band’s gruff exterior. Guitarists Clint Lowery and John Conley often play as if conjoined at the synapses, making for a tighter-than-tight mesh on mosh pit delights such as "Damaged" and "Dead Set." Songs like the disc opener “T.O.A.B.” barely hint at the album’s bolder emotional statements, but by and large, Animosity shows that Sevendust seem to have gotten the balance right when it comes to giving the people what they want and diving headlong into the unknown.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Semioli
On Animosity, Sevendust stick to an alternative industrial metal formula of mind-numbing aggression propelled by rapid-fire pentatonic riffs, growling lower-register bass rumblings, and polyrhythmic drum patterns intermixed with electronic samples. "Angel's Son" is the most listenable cut, thanks to a series of open-tuning guitar patterns, sustained arpeggios, and interesting counterpoint harmonies via orchestral string arrangements that allow a little light to shine through the dark lyrics.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Tvt
UPC:
0016581587021
catalogNumber:
5870
Rank:
40247

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sevendust   Primary Artist
Luis Resto   Strings,Keyboards
Aaron Lewis   Vocals
Justin Z. Walden   Keyboards
Vince Hornsby   Bass
John Connolly   Guitar
Lajon Witherspoon   Vocals
Clint Lowery   Guitar,Vocals
Morgan Rose   Drums,Vocals
Blumpy   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jeff Cameron   Executive Producer
Tony Adams   Drum Technician
Jay Jay French   Executive Producer
Steve Gottlieb   Executive Producer
Ben Grosse   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Sevendust   Producer
Justin Z. Walden   Programming
Jeff Hanson   Executive Producer
Daniel Tremonti   Cover Art
Blumpy   Programming
Norm Costa   Drum Technician
Brent Mullins   Guitar Techician
David "Bill" Parrish   Guitar Techician

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Animosity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this CD the day it came out, and I'm glad I did. Singles like Angel's Son and Praise are great, and the rest of the CD has a good sound too. ''Home'' by Sevendust is one of my favorite albums, and I think Animosity is on par with it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite albums, every single song on it is good. I like the fact that when I put the cd in, I can listen to it from the very beginning to the very end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One great album, if you don't have it, you should own it. The music generation has taken a step foward and so has SEVENDUST... Great album and will always be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome album. The best song is "Live Again." But other great songs are "Dead Set," "Angel's Son," "Follow," and, well they're all great. Buy it if you like any kind of rock.