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/a>/i>… See more details below
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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Performance CreditsSevendust 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
Technical CreditsJeff Cameron Executive Producer
Tony Adams Drum Technician
Jay Jay French Executive Producer
Steve Gottlieb Executive Producer
Ben Grosse Programming,Producer,Engineer
Justin Z. Walden Programming
Jeff Hanson Executive Producer
Daniel Tremonti Cover Art
Norm Costa Drum Technician
Brent Mullins Guitar Techician
David "Bill" Parrish Guitar Techician
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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
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.
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.
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.