Alpha (Sevendust album)

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Alpha
Studio album by Sevendust
Released March 6, 2007
Recorded Late 2006
Genre Heavy metal, nu metal,[1]alternative metal, thrash metal (Only "Alpha")
Length 51:25
Label Asylum
Producer John Connolly
Morgan Rose
Shawn Grove
Sevendust chronology
Best of (Chapter One 1997–2004)
(2005)
Alpha
(2007)
Retrospective 2
(2007)
Singles from Alpha
  1. "Driven"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  2. "Beg to Differ"
    Released: May 3, 2007
  3. "Deathstar"
    Released: December 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 7/10 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]

Alpha is the sixth studio album by metal band Sevendust, and was released on March 6, 2007.

Alpha is the band's second album featuring Sonny Mayo on rhythm guitar and the first with him as part of the writing process. Alpha is also the first album by the band to be released under the Warner-affiliated Asylum Records, making Sevendust the first metal/rock band on that label (the rest being hip-hop and rap artists). The tracks "Driven" and "Feed" were featured on the video game, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008.

The album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 14, selling about 42,000 copies in its first week.[5]

The song "Burn" is the band's longest song to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Deathstar"   3:38
2. "Clueless"   3:49
3. "Driven"   3:48
4. "Feed"   3:37
5. "Suffer"   3:50
6. "Beg to Differ"   4:00
7. "Under"   3:14
8. "Story of Your Life"   4:09
9. "Confessions of Hatred"   4:09
10. "Aggression"   4:24
11. "Burn"   9:02
12. "Alpha"   3:45
Total length:
51:25

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position Ref.
2007 The Billboard 200 14 [6][7]
2007 The Billboard Comprehensive Albums 14
2007 Top Rock Albums 6 [8]
2007 Tastemakers 12
2007 Top Digital Albums 14 [9]
2007 Top Internet Albums 14 [7]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart Position Ref.
2007 "Driven" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 10 [10]
"Beg to Differ" 33 [10]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Sevendust Review". Allmusic. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "CD Reviews Sevendust". Blabbermouth. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (March 9, 2007). "Alpha Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hasty, Katie (March 14, 2007). "Notorious B.I.G. Scores Another 'Great' On The Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Sevendust (Chart History: Billboard 200)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Alpha > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sevendust (Chart History: Rock Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sevendust (Chart History: Digital Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Alpha > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 30, 2010.