Sevendust’s twelfth studio album All I See Is War was released today. It’s okay to call today your birthday, because this album is truly a gift from arguably one of the most talented, underrated bands. Sevendust will be headlining the Who’s On Top stage at Rock Fest Saturday, July 14.
About the Songs
The album opens with track “Dirty,” a song with a sound that is typical to Sevendust: signature bass rhythms from Vince Hornsby, guitar riffs that push intensity, drum work that refuses to let up, together with a chorus that could blow apart the Energizer Bunny.
“Unforgiven” is enough to pull any soul up from darkness. It’s the anthem we’ll scream as we’re aligned together in the front line, the song that won’t allow parasites to penetrate our glory.
Something to believe
That pulls us to our knees
When all is lost, we find the will to live and let it go
If it’s comfort that you need
Try and just believe you’re unforgiven
The delivery that frontman LaJon Witherspoon executes in “Cheers” really showcases his talents, stretching from lyrical melodies to cutting harsh vocals.
But fast forward—even if just to humor me—to Track 7 “Risen.” It’s the song that’s fitting my mood. A song that screams “f*ck your BS and start acting the part you auditioned for.”
If I fall would you pick me up?
Or kick me down again?
If I tell you my deepest thoughts
Would you hear me out?
And help me rise again?
But maybe that’s just my interpretation.
Sevendust walks new ground with “Not Original,” a single that utilizes synthesizers in the intro. The video was revealed in early April; check it out.
All I See Is War Track List:
02. God Bites His Tongue
09. Not Original
11. Life Deceives You
12. The Truth