Animosity [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581587021
  • Catalog Number: 5870
  • Sales rank: 31,476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tits on a Boar (3:39)
  2. 2 Praise (3:38)
  3. 3 Trust (5:14)
  4. 4 Crucified (4:13)
  5. 5 Xmas Day - Clint Lowery (5:14)
  6. 6 Dead Set (4:59)
  7. 7 Shine (3:43)
  8. 8 Follow (4:33)
  9. 9 Damaged (4:34)
  10. 10 Live Again (4:11)
  11. 11 Beautiful (4:11)
  12. 12 Redefine (3:41)
  13. 13 Angel's Son (3:49)
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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, Digital Editing
Sevendust Producer
Justin Z. Walden Programming
Adam Barber Digital Editing
Jeff Hanson Executive Producer
Daniel Tremonti Cover Art
Blumpy Programming, Digital Editing
Norm Costa Drum Technician
Brent Mullins Guitar Techician
David "Bill" Parrish Guitar Techician
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sevendust: Animosity

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the albums that has moved music foward.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A very good album

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sevendust stays strong

    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

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