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Live in Rockford, Illinois, January 2011

Review by Gary Hill

When I heard the new CD from Sevendust I felt that it was a bit too generic and overproduced. It just didn’t seem all that interesting. As soon as they hit the stage it became apparent that where Sevendust really shines is in the live performance.
They came out and just connected and entertained in a great way. Their sound was so much different from the sound on that album. It was aggressive and powerful metal, but with a bit of a groove to it. Comparisons to Living Colour would be appropriate, but this music was much more metal than that would indicate.

Gary Hill
Gary Hill

There was a definite sense of genuine enjoyment coming from the band. They seemed intent on connecting with the audience, and that really added a lot to their performance. They had only a very short time to play, and that’s a shame because they were really great. The first band at the show was very bad, so perhaps it would have been better to have left them off the bill altogether and split their time between Sevendust and Korn (who followed SD). I guess it just means I need to go see Sevendust headline a gig sometime.

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Gary Hill
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