Sevendust "Decay" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:18:21
Sevendust don't pull any punches whatsoever on "Decay".
The first single from their forthcoming ninth studio album, Black Out The Sun out March 26, seesaws between tight and tough pummeling from guitar-slingers Clint Lowery and John Connolly, pounding rhythms from Morgan Rose and bassist Vinnie Hornsby, and Lajon Witherspoon's unmistakable scream from the soul. After a groan of feedback, eerie clean guitar builds with a hum before steamrolling into a chugging verse. It's as potent as the band's early fare, but simultaneously the melodies rise elegantly with seasoned songwriting chops.
"You're giving us nothing," announces Witherspoon as the wail coils around his voice. A lead mid-song practically blazes through the speakers as everything mounts into one final blast of cathartic energy.
This band remains one of the most crushingly consistent of the past 20 years. They've never wavered in their infectiousness or intensity, and that's why they're nine albums deep. For fans, rest assured. Sevendust hit harder and heavier than ever with their best offering since Seasons and one of the best hard rock records of 2013.
Have you heard "Decay"? Check it out at Billboard!