AOTY 2023

Blood & Stone

Sevendust - Blood & Stone
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #468 / 868
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
Liked by 2 people
October 23, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rise / Label
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Spill Magazine
You can feel that this album was written from the heart, and it flows so smoothly that you find yourself at the end, and feeling good.
Metal Hammer

With Blood & Stone the band finally sound as if they mean business again.

Classic Rock
Their take on Soundgarden's The Day I Tried To Live might highlight unfavorably Sevendust's relative lack of distinctive songwriting traits, but this album is still a very sturdy slab of 21st-century hard rock.

The aptly named Blood & Stone is so committed to its late-'90s/early-2000s esthetic that the last decade may as well have been a cosmic aberration, but as per usual, Sevendust manage to infuse the proceedings with enough gravitas to elicit respect.

It’s another solid outing then, from one of modern rock’s most consistent acts. It’s not a game changer but for existing fans that might just be goods enough.

Sevendust - Blood & Stone

Genre: Alternative Metal
Country: US

Final Verdict: 62% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 364th / 1006

Highlight: What You've become

Made me think of:
Fing Finger Death Punch
System of a Down
Code Orange


The hype on this album is not unfounded. It has really good production and some decent instrumentation. The standout highlight is, of course, their cover of Soundgarden's "The Day I Tried To Live", which is a fantastic tribute and closer to the album. In terms of alt metal, this is one of the better albums this year.


I am a huge fan of 7D.
It is really hard for me to not like an album of theirs.
And as always I enjoyed this record.
There were some songs that I felt brought the album to complete halt, but other than that I can see myself putting this on repeat for the rest of the year.
Positives- there is no signs of Sevendust slowing down.
Guitar work stuck out to me this time around on this record.

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Track List

  1. Dying to Live
  2. Love
  3. Blood From A Stone
  4. Feel Like Going On
  5. What You’ve Become
  6. Kill Me
  7. Nothing Left to See Here Anymore
  8. Desperation
  9. Criminal
  10. Against the World
  11. Alone
  12. Wish You Well
  13. The Day I Tried To Live
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Added on: August 15, 2020