2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2004
Initially one must compare this album to Home and Animosity. And, once having listened through it a few times you can only conclude that it's not as good as the band's previous albums. Nevertheless there are still a few superb rocking tracks but many of the others are just average. Certainly a worth-while buy if you're a fan but if you're new to Sevendust go with Home or Animosity before this one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2003
I own all of the previous 3 sevendust albums. The first two (self-titled and Home) are very good with the latter being an improvement. Their third album, Animosity was an absoulte step-up and an amazing album. Sevendust have grown and improved on the perfection that was Animosity. This album is incredible from the first track all the way to the last. Since I'm from the UK we also get two extra tracks which is a welcome bonus!
I recommend this to any of you rock fans who listen to bands like nickelback, puddle of mudd or linkin park. Sevendust are a band who simply just make good rock music...you will not be disappointed!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2003
All good things come to those who wait.
If we keep waiting we will see the very best this band, probably this genre of music entirely, can offer the world of music.
Chaos, Mayhem aggression and twice as much artistic flair characterised their first album.
They're an odd band these 'boys from Georgia who just want to play music'. That quote sums up all they've ever considered themselves, this band didn't come together to be famous, the musicians were all playing in very diverse genres from death, thrash and speed metal, to gospel R&B. A couple of them started writing riffs together, got a drummer involved, realised a couplke more guys and a vocalist would make a pretty cool band and the whole thing Snowballed into Sevendust.
As a bunch of real guys living in an unreal (the music) world, they force their lives into their music. The other albums all dealt with aspects of the members' personalities, their wildness of youth, drugs, addiction, despair anger and then regret and repent, it is the last two that make up a lot of the subject matter in Seasons. The music reflects their increased maturity as well. This is a band that gets bored with repetitive and looping basic riffs that we hear from Limp Bizkit and especially Linkin Park which is partly why you probably haven't heard of them before. Firstly because you needed to listen to previous albums a couple of times before you got into what this unique band was about, secondly, they don't mix with celebs ala Fred Durst and don't run around being non-threatening Metallers that your mum will get to approve of like Linkin Park, they've been known well in the industry for their antics offstage simply because, they weren't in it for the money, so they didn't care.
Now they do, when you have a wife and child like the majority of the band now, you earn as much for them as you can. They have put a lot into making this album more acessible than the others. But somehow they still managed to make it even better than anything before. They have forced themselves to put more choruses into this album so listeners remember songs more easily now, which has apparently done a power of good for their famous live shows in the US (they are more famous for their gigs than their albums, this band actually sounds better live). And these are good songs! The heavy riffs are still in there but they have this catchy hookiness running through them now, backing up far more complex lyrics than the band has given us in the past. And these lyrics are sung by the greatest set of vocal chords in Metal, ever. The guitar solos and actually the drum sections too are brilliant, they have excellent rhythm and its music you just want to listen to. There are acoustic elements slipped in more than ever and also another acoustic track (Skeleton Song). The best thing about this band is that they can stay loud yet be tender one moment and brutal the next yet you're still jumping up and down or waving your head around in delight, Going from Ballads like 'Gone' and 'Burned Out' to absolute killers like 'Enemy' and 'Face to face' are great examples. However, I think it's definitely time for the band to branch out into different subjects for their songs, like they did in their first album.
Having said that I still have to give this a max rating, there isn't a bad song there and the band members are friends, they're helthy and happy and it's clear there will be at least album 5 in a couple of years and that, will be something extremely special indeed.
Buy this if you like anything from Pantera and Metallica to Creed and Nickleback, Sevendust is the perfect mix of all, with a little something new of their own thrown in.
on 6 October 2003
This is probably the best of the 4 Sevendust albums, its new, its fresh and its DAMN GOOD, but then the others were at the time... A must have in your music collection!
It has the mellow songs and the pure metalness that define Sevendust so well!
Separate is a wonderful song with meaning and focus while Gone gives you the feeling and sounds of the softer Sevendust!
Classic waiting to be discovered!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2004
Easily the best album i have ever heard (no joke). Every song on the album is brilliant. The song skeleton song is pure genius and how the band is not known all around the world is a mystery. I got into the band by hearing SEPERATE on the MTV2 headbangers ball album and then i heard LEECH on the Freddy vs Jason soundtack album and thought they were good. So i bought this album with AS THE PALACES BURN by LAMB OF GOD and PERSEVERANCE by HATEBREED and i thought this would be the worst album but it completely blew me away. Good lyrics,Good singing,Good guitars,Some heavy stuff mixed in and it makes a truly brilliant album.
2 words - BUY IT
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2003
I have been a sevendust fan from the day-of-release of their first album, and while I thought "Animosity" marked a new high in their career, "Seasons" comes as a real disappointment.
The songs aren't exactly bad, they just lack the spark of genius present on so much of "Animosity". The choruses here are bland, and the riffs uninspiring. The occasional song shows some promise - the title song, for example, is worthy of the band. However, and I hate to say this, the majority of the material on offer isn't up to the band's usual standard - in fact, it's plain average.
I hope the band get another chance to prove themselves, because this album doesn't show what they are capable of.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2004
Having heard Home and animosity i was expecting crunchy riffery and
relatively heavy vocals. This is not what i found. At first i thought that sevendust may be 'pussying out'. I think they may have been but doing it with taste. There may not be the crunching riffs of their previous albums but the chorus vocal melodies totally oblitterate any by any metal band i have heard before....and i've heard alot! so this may not be their best as riffs go but definately their best as vocals go. ur missing out if you are a metal fan without this album. its a full on killer! (thats a good thing)