The second album by the only band to perform on both the Warped Tour and at Woodstock '99 is rife with wicked, raw, hip-hop-influenced grunge-punk that satisfies without offering too many musical surprises. Overheated overdrive guitars are girded by a heavy-handed punk-funk fury that'll have a nation of testosterone-tweaked teens throwing their hands in the air and waving 'em like they just don't care. Singer Lajon Witherspoon gives new meaning to the phrase, "Shit, dude, lighten up," as he fires off nihilistic, proto-psycho songs like "Reconnect." Like Limp Bizkit's SIGNIFICANT OTHER, this music derives its dramatic intensity from depicting the bipolar angst of life in teenage wasteland, using overlapping vocals to suggest a loner on the edge hearing voices in his head and moving from Chili Peppers-style funk-rock verses to explosive hip-hop-rock choruses. Witherspoon is certainly a muscular, if relatively samey, rapper-moaner, but it's his jarringly sweet singing on the downright poppy "Licking Cream" (leavened by the backing vocals of Skunk Anansie singer Skin) that saves the record from sounding repetitious. It's a nice change of pace for an album that overall is about as tight and tough as punkified skate-metal gets.
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Performance CreditsSevendust Primary Artist,Band
Vince Hornsby Bass
John Connolly Guitar
Lajon Witherspoon Vocals
Clint Lowery Guitar,Background Vocals
Morgan Rose Drums,Background Vocals
Troy McLawhorn Guitar
Technical CreditsJay Jay French Executive Producer
Toby Wright Producer,Engineer
Robin Glowski Art Direction
John Connolly Composer
Clint Lowery Composer
Chino Moreno Contributor
Morgan Rose Composer
Steve Sisko Engineer
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I bought animosity and liked it so much that I had to buy this CD. This CD is really good. The best songs are waffle, home, denial, and licking cream.
I bought the album because I heard the song Denial which is an excellent song. I'm glad that I have denia on CD but not the rest of the album. I was very disapointed. I thought the music was stuck somewhere in between Korn and 80's hair metal. The songs where weak and repititous. Sorry guys go back to the drawing board.
Awsome cd.Real up beat,something to dance to.They have a good beat.I would recomend this CD ful heartedly.
''Home'' has the same root intensity of their first album, but their sophmore effort goes far beyond their self-titled record (which I loved!). If you like melodic tunes, you should get the album for songs like ''Feel So'', ''Licking Cream'', and ''Reconnect''. If you like hard and heavy songs, then try ''Rumble Fish'' and ''Home''. If you like heavy and emotion-filled songs, then ''Denial'', ''Headtrip'', and ''Waffle'' will make you feel things you haven't felt before! BUY THIS ALBUM!!! You won't regret it!
Overall this is one of the best Cd's of the late 90's , in any genre . 20 years from now people will still be cranking this . It is a classic . It is a little repetitious from a chord structure point of view , but other than that , it is consistantly good all the way through .