In 1997 an unknown Sevendust ripped up a tiny little stage at Wetlands in New York City in support of its debut album. Blood, sweat, and tears oozed from each member during the 30-minute set. There were only six spectators and two bartenders that witnessed this magical performance. Today, Sevendust holds the #96 spot on the Gears of Rock’s countdown of the Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time. Since their self-titled debut in 1997, Sevendust has consistently released powerful and commercially successful hard rock records. They achieved much of their greatness quietly while maintaining an almost Machiavellian composure. When you look back on their nine studio albums, you realize that this band does not have a bad song in its catalog. You can count on Sevendust to keep their sound and formula much like you can count on bands like AC/DC and Slayer. The best Sevendust songs are “Praise,” “Denial,” “Black,” “Unraveling,” “Enemy,” “Angel’s Son,” “Bitch,” and “Driven.”
Best Song: “Denial” (1999)
Best Album: “Home” (1999)
Best Tour: Sevendust Tour 1997-1998
Most Valuable Member: Lajon Witherspoon – Vocals
Fun Fact: Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister helped sign Sevendust then produced their first 3 albums.