Sevendust Flexes Their Metal Muscle as Energy and Emotion Ignite The Factory in Dallas
Sevendust – Saturday, October 7, 2023 – The Factory in Deep Ellum, TX – Words by Jonathan Stevens
Saturday night the walls of The Factory in Dallas shook as Sevendust took to the stage. Enticing an eager crowd with their signature blend of alternative metal, hard rock, and soul-stirring lyrics, Sevendust delivered a concert experience that evoked raw emotion and electrifying energy.
From the moment the lights dimmed, the atmosphere crackled with anticipation. As the first chords of “I Might Let The Devil Win” reverberated through the venue, the crowd erupted into a roiling sea of bodies. Sevendust, comprised of Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar), John Connolly (guitar), Vince Hornsby (bass), and Morgan Rose (drums), delivered a tight and intense performance that showcased their consummate musicianship.
Witherspoon’s commanding presence dominated the stage as he effortlessly transitioned from soulful melodies to powerful screams, captivating the audience with every note. The unmistakable chemistry and synchronized intensity between Lowery and Connolly added depth and complexity to the band’s sound, while Hornsby’s pulsating bass lines provided a visceral foundation for the performance. Rose’s thunderous drumming provided a driving force that surged through the entire set.
Hits such as “Truth Killer”, “Enemy”, and “Alpha”, a song with hasn’t been played since 2013, whipped the crowd into a frenzied frenzy. The synergy between band and audience was palpable, with fans passionately shouting along to every word. It was a profound testament to Sevendust’s ability to connect on a deeply emotional level through their music. I’ve always found that Sevendust has one of the most loyal fanbase’s around. This night was no different.
The Factory has proven to be the ideal venue for Sevendust’s explosive performance. The sound engineering team masterfully balanced the band’s raw power, allowing each instrument to shine through the dense wall of sound. The lighting design complemented the energy of the band, utilizing vibrant colors and dynamic effects that enhanced the visual impact of the performance.
The Factory crackled with an atmosphere charged with excitement and solidarity. Sevendust’s dedicated following, known as “The Family,” embodied the band’s message of resilience and unity. The audience, a diverse mix of age groups and backgrounds, swayed and jumped in unison, fostering an atmosphere of collective catharsis.
Tonight’s Sevendust’s concert at The Factory was an unequivocal triumph. Through their passionate delivery and unwavering musical prowess, the band demonstrated why they have remained a driving force in the alternative metal genre for over two decades. Fans left the venue uplifted, their spirits alight with the transformative power of Sevendust’s music. Near the end of the set “Trust” resonated through the air, and it was impossible not to feel the overwhelming gratitude shared by band and audience alike, affirming that this was an exceptional night of rock music and a testament to the enduring power of Sevendust and incredible bond with their fans.
I Might Let the Devil Win
(first time since 2013)
Strong Arm Broken
Face to Face