On October 11, 2005, Sevendust released their fifth studio album, Next! The album hit number one here in the US on the Top Independent Albums charts!
The first single, "Ugly" came out on October 17, 2005. The song is actually the second song on the album, and it seems a little bit like self hatred, but at the same time seems to be calling a person out for being an "ugly person." Not in a superficial manner, but on the inside. Its an interesting track that may get some people to stop and think about their actions but I wouldn't go as far as to say it really stands out at all.
A track that does stand out though is "This Life", which is the fifth track on the album. Its most definitely about an unborn child. While I didn't read that anywhere so I technically have no proof, the lyrics speak for themselves. Its incredibly sweet and beautiful, and I hope one day the child its about really appreciate it.
Over all, it seems like the album was written as a outlet, or a release if you will. A release for anxiety, depression, anger, ect. It all sounds incredibly personal, and you have to admire it when artists truly pour their hearts into their music. Its just something beautiful, and helpful to all. It makes the artist feel better, and chances are someone out there can relate to every track.
Its a great album, and I highly recommend you check it out, along with all of Sevendust's discography. This includes their latest album, Kill The Flaw! In support of that album, they are very soon going to be going out on tour with Trivium and Like A Storm. During this tour and just after it are many festivals! Festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Lunatic Luau '16,Carolina Rebellion, 98.9 The Rock's Rockfest, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, Rock N Derby,Rocklahoma, and River City Rockfest. For further information, please head on over to the respective festival websites or Sevendust's official website!
Also be sure to check out all of the reviews we have done for Sevendust so far! We are currently working on completing reviews for all of their albums and have already done several. More are still coming, but all we've done thus far are below!
Alpha- Chapter Vii: Hope & Sorrow -Cold Day Memory -Black Out The Sun -Time Travelers & Bonfires -Kill The Flaw
Be sure to stay tuned too because we just may manage to catch their set at Fort Rock this year, so there will be a ton of pictures coming up in early May from the festival!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.