Sound — 10
This album contains all the elements of previous Sevendust albums: tuned-down power chords put into a different rhythm every song, deep bass, soulful vocals, and break the skins drumming. this album is heavy like all Sevendust's previous albums. They don't really progess in sound, but drummer Morgan Rose calls it a "recovery record." This album is heavy and ass-kicking from start to finish, with the exception of the "Skeleton Song," which is nice change to an acoustic ballad from the melodic hard rock. Most songs follow the standard Sevnedust song structure with a power chord riffage verse to the vocally melodic chorus, with occasional changes, complemented by Morgan Rose's amazing drumming, who is easily one of the best in the rock scene today. Even though there is no progression in sound, it still sounds great.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics on "Seasons" are about love, loss, hurt, and overcoming, which are all feelings felt by all band members. The lyrics are straight forward, and are drawn from previous experiences, especially from when Lajon Witherspoon lost his brother in 2002. The lyrics coincide nicely with the music: a heavy verse with aggressive vocals, and a melodic vocal chorus. Lajon Witherspoon is a hell of a singer, also one of the best in the rock scene nowadays. His vocals are also complemented by Rose's occasional screams to further the heavy sound of the music. In mosts of the choruses backup is sung by guitarist Clint Lowery. All three have talent in this department, especially Lajon.
Overall Impression — 8
Comparing "Seasons" to other 7dust albums, it sounds most like "Animosity", which has that melodic hard rock sound. Sevendust is one of the most underrated bands in rock today. Most impressive songs are, "Enemy", "Broken Down", and "Skeleton Song." I like the fact that Sevendust has always stayed true to their sound and they haven't sold out. The album is for sure worth buying, and you should buy it to support Sevendust, who is very underrated.