On 'Left Unsaid,' Sevenfold's music speaks for itself
Contrary to the popular phrase "some things are better left unsaid,"
Houston-based modern rock band Sevenfold's new album Things Left Unsaid
must be spoken about.
Photo courtesy of Sevenfold
Houston's own Sevenfold sets a new standard for local
bands with its release Things Left Unsaid.
Sevenfold's talent is undeniable. The musically creative quartet has
had a wide array of successes since the release of its debut album and
first show in April
When VH1 recognized Sevenfold as one of the top unsigned bands in America,
the spotlight was aimed at these guys.
Getting to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an opening act
for John Fogerty was a definite highlight. However, sharing the stage with
bands like 3 Doors
Down, Dexter Freebish, Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Eve 6, Days of
the New, Joy Drop and many others is not exactly rain on Sevenfold's parade.
Making up a mainstream rock band with a touch of pop and an easy-listening
appeal, David Underwood (lead vocals and guitar), Robert Swonke (lead guitar),
Matthew Cook (guitar and vocals), Jon Wright (bass) and Joey Wright
(drums and percussion) have a surefire ability that could have them standing
on top of the
The drums and bass accentuate the flowing beats, while the guitars branch
through an array of sounds ranging from a wailing whimper to a relaxing
The vocals are full of emotion and passion.Underwood's strong voice
and Sevenfold's music as a whole are even more appreciable when the lyrics
With an underlying optimism and the usual ability to relate to society
in general, the stories and lessons on love presented in the 11 tracks
on Things Left Unsaid
The album's first single, "Never Been One," can be found in your grocer's
freezer ... yes, I'm serious. Just pick up the Chicken and Vegetable Uncle
Bowl and you will find a CD compilation with a Sevenfold song on it.
It was the only independent band alongside major label bands on the CD.
"Music Man" is one of the more catchy songs on the album with an appeal
to the senses. It is a love story from past to present. Underwood sings,
"Reach out your
hand/ Trust me/ I'll take you anywhere you want to go tonight/ If you
can love me/ 'Cause I will love you for the rest of my life."
Things Left Unsaid is like a journey through ups and downs in the life
of any person longing for love — constantly finding, then losing.
Sevenfold doesn't sound like a local band, but more like a group that
is already heard on the radio. It is without a doubt reaching for extremely
and it probably won't be long until we do hear our airwaves graced
with this great, radio-friendly band's music. For more information on Sevenfold,
check out the
band's web site at sevenfold.com.