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  • Sevendust "Decay" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars

    Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:18:21

    Sevendust "Decay" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    • Sevendust - LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18:  Drummer Morgan Rose of Sevendust performs at Hard Rock Live Las Vegas as the band tours in support of the album 'Black Out the Sun' on September 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Sevendust - LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18:  Guitarists Clint Lowery (L) and John Connolly of Sevendust perform at Hard Rock Live Las Vegas as the band tours in support of the album 'Black Out the Sun' on September 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Sevendust - LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18:  Singer Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust reaches out to fans as he performs at Hard Rock Live Las Vegas as the band tours in support of the album 'Black Out the Sun' on September 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    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.

    Rick Florino
    01.12.13


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