Check this band off my personal bucket list.
Sevendust rolled through Baltimore again to promote their 20th anniversary tour. How this band had eluded me all these years, I don’t know, but finally the seas parted for me and I got to witness the power of this band. Playing their self-titled 1997 album in its entirety, the band, which still has all its original members and that is a very rare these days, started the evening off with “Black.” You could feel the energy pulsing through the crowd.
“Bitch” and “Terminator” quickly followed, and it was like the album was coming alive right in front of my eyes. Guitarists Clint Lowery and John Connolly were mesmerizing to watch as they fed off of each other. Lead singer Lajon Witherspoon was ecstatic over how the crowd was enjoying themselves after each song. It was only an eleven-song set unfortunately, as they were playing the album from start to finish.
Sevendust have always have been a live band and I was finally standing in awe watching them perform. As an encore, “Born To Die” was the final song of the night. Like I stated in the beginning of this article, I was finally able to cross them off my bucket list. I do look forward to seeing them again hopefully. Look for a new album from them later in the year as they are putting the finishing touches on it after this tour.