|4. Too Close To Hate|
|9. Will It Bleed|
|10. My Ruin|
|11. Born To Die|
While I may be tempted to dissect each and every song, I think I'll refrain from doing so. Like I said, some of the songs on here sound quite a bit like each other, but they're all pretty darn good. Opener "Black" is obviously the stand-out track and was the first single released on this album. Mixing catchy riffs, clever lyrics and bass with one hell of a pulse, it's no surprise that this is one of my favorite Sevendust songs.
"B*tch" is a great follow-up, and the subject material for that song is a little different from what most Sevendust fans would expect (though they sorta re-hashed this subject with "Enemy"). And then come the rapcore(ish) songs. Don't let me make this sound like a bad thing, Sevendust is NO Limp Bizkit, but the rapping can be irritating at times. But "Terminator", "Face" and "Speak" are all great, underrated songs that deserve more credit than they get. "Prayer" is probably my second favorite. This song is the only one that resembles Sevendust's more recent material. It's a nice, jazzy almost ballad-like tune with some surprisingly good lyrics.
Sevendust has always had the ability to make great, driving and emotional music that is technical as well as pleasing to the ears. Self-titled is their rawest example of that. I often have trouble deciding what my favorite Sevendust album is either this one or "Home". I guess it just depends on which album I'm listening to at the moment. So, I can honestly say this is their best. From the great beginning of "Black" to the pounding sound of "Too Close to Hate" and to the end with classics like "Will it Bleed?" (my favorite) and "My Ruin" this album keeps you satisfied. It is never dull.
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