10/22/2003 - Review by: Eric Compton
Sevendust - Seasons 2003 TVT Records - Reviewed by EC
So far, Sevendust really haven't done anything remotely interesting. Sure they play heavy. They are loud. They even looked fairly decent on stage when I saw them live a few years back. They just simply have no identity or purpose whatsover.
After four listens to this new release, "Seasons", Sevendust haven't managed to learn anything over their entire career. Still throwing out useless guitar riffs that go absolutely nowhere. Think of Disturbed and Godsmack. Just tired, rehashed "factory" riffs that are about as catchy as the hum from my wash machine. No melody, no inspiration, no display of creativity, originality or talent.
It seems like every track is an attempt to write a radio friendly chorus; a trend that bands like Saliva, Nickelback and Three Doors Down follow religiously. The radio friendly chorus wouldn't be a huge problem if we had some good guitar to go along with it. But instead we just get generic three chord riffs, and even those are played poorly. I honestly believe a pair of tube socks could write better music than this.
People looking for this type of music (catchy chorus, good guitar) should invest their money in bands like Shakra, Pink Cream 69, and Pretty Maids. For the most part people refuse to research quality music. They are happy just going to their local K-Mart and picking up weekend music. So don't be surprised to see Sevendust and its fancy black digipak dominate record sales and your local "modern-rock" radio.
For the serious rock fans out there, please start "shopping" for the goods!
Sevendust....please go away!
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