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CD Review: Sevendust – ‘Cold Day Memory’

04 Nov

Sevendust - Cold Day Memory‘Cold Day Memory’ marks the ultimate return to form for the Atlanta, Georgia quintet, after less stellar recent releases like ‘Next’ and ‘Alpha’. Given that these albums were written and recorded during a period when guitarist Clint Lowery had departed the group (returning for 2008’s ‘Chapter VII’); you’d be forgiven for believing he was the spark that lights the band’s song writing fire.

Lajon Witherspoon’s mammoth voice soars over the bottom-heavy riff-fest that Sevendust have become renown for – a combination that is finished off with choruses likely to stick in your brain long after the 12 tracks of ‘Cold Day…’ are over. It’s a typically layered listen, with the album opening with the epically heavy ‘Splinter’ and closer ‘Strong Arm Broken’. In between, tracks like ‘Unravelling’, ‘Last Breath’ and ‘Confessions’ are reminiscent of Sevendust’s early classics ‘Home’ and ‘Animosity’. It’s all killer and no filler.