Alpha, the sixth and newest album from Sevendust, marks a return to the
band's origins and a welcome sonic assault to their legions of followers.
Crammed into the same rehearsal/writing room which spawned their
ground-breaking 1997 debut, Sevendust found themselves right where it all
started in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Recorded at Tree Sound
Studios with long time friend and co-producer/engineer Shawn Grove, Alpha
Indeed conceptual in nature, Alpha explores the recesses of the mind and the
torturous conflict within the question: Can I possibly continue along this
Gone are the acoustic guitars and overt electronic inflection of the last
couple of records as the band returns to a raw, uncompromising complexity
reminiscent of the Home years.
There in the humble beginnings and stomping grounds where it all began, the
band brewed up twelve brutal tracks blending a new innovative crunch with
that infamous, ferocious throat.
From the blood-curdling vocal introduction of the first track, Deathstar,
the listener knows it's old school Sevendust on a collision course with a
fresh burning desire to obliterate, even if the victim may come from within.