Sevendust: Lajon Witherspoon (vocals); Clint Lowery (guitar, background vocals); John Connolly (guitar); Vince Hornsby (bass); Morgan Rose (drums, background vocals).Additional personnel: Luis Resto (keyboards); Justin Walden, Blumpy (keyboards, programming); Ben Grosse (programming); Aaron Lewis (background vocals).Engineers include: Ben Grosse, Adam Barber, Blumpy.Recorded at Tree Sound, Atlanta, Georgia; Trans Continental, Orlando, Florida; Parc, The Mix Room, Burbank, California; Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York.Personnel: Clint Lowery (vocals, guitar); Morgan Rose (vocals, drums); Aaron Lewis, Lajon Witherspoon (vocals); John Connolly (guitar); Luis Resto (strings, keyboards); Justin Z. Walden, Blumpy (keyboards, programming); Ben Grosse (programming).Audio Mixer: Ben Grosse.Recording information: Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY; Parc Studios, Orlando, FL; The Mix Room, Burbank, CA; Transcontinental; Tree Sound Atlanta, GA.Photographer: Matthew Grasse.Hitting their stride on their third release, Georgia natives Sevendust learned to channel their aggressive emotion in a more streamlined fashion. The result is their strongest material to date. "Praise" is a radio-friendly track that stands above the nu-metal pack. "Trust" and "Crucified," both brutal and melodic, are vehicles for vocalist Lajon Witherspoon's expanded range. Producer Ben Grosse (Fuel, Filter) brings out the maximum amount of impact from the powerful quintet. The somber "Xmas Day" and "Shine" are both standouts, and show that while the band has matured, they are still metal to the bone. You'll want to turn up the bass on the bottom-heavy crunchers "Damaged" and "Beautiful." After working out their kinks and becoming a tighter unit via massive touring, Sevendust seems ready to lead the heavy music brigade.