Sevendust is one of those gruff, crunchy bands that came of age during the Creed era. But unlike so many of their peers, this Atlanta group have found a way to remain relevant. Time Travelers & Bonfires, an aggressively acoustic and radio-ready album, reveals lyrical depths and melodic nuances otherwise buried when the band is plugged in.
Almost 3,500 fans helped fund the project through the crowdsourcing site PledgeMusic, and Sevendust thanks them with a rousing 12-track collection of new songs and re-recorded hits. The band bursts with emotion while teetering somewhere between delicate and dangerous. Even if you weren't a fan back in the day, you may find this album a pleasant surprise.