I DON’T EVEN CARE THAT I DON’T LIKE THE SEVENDUST COLD DAY MEMORY COVER ART
Looking for subtlety in metal – especially mainstream metal – is like looking for real breasts amongst a group of Rock of Love contestants. Some might be polite and call it “a quixotic task;” I just call it “a fool’s errand.”
Sill, the cover art for Sevendust’s new album, Cold Day Memory, is about as unsubtle as you can get. I mean, it’s a semi-mechanical heart. Chained. To ice. The only way this cover could be any less subtle is if it were actually a picture of a dude with a thought bubble over his head in which there were an image of him shivering on a cold day.
But I don’t care! I was thrilled to see how many of you still care about album art (or at least claim to), because here I thought I was a dinosaur from the pre-iTunes era. That being said, I’m not especially bothered by the fact that I don’t really like this album cover.
Porquoi?, you’d like to know? ‘Cause the first single from the album, “Unraveling,” is so catchy my doctor prescribed Valtrex for it. It gets stuck in my head at least once every couple of days since I first heard it, which means I have to go listen to it. Now, obviously, a bad song can get stuck in your head, but I don’t think this is a bad song. I think this is solid pop metal of the highest Docitude. In fact, it’s stuck in my head right now. Oy.
Cold Day Memory comes out April 20 on 7 Bros. via some Warner subsidiary whose name I’m too lazy to type or even cut and paste even though in the time it’s taken me to type this I could have just done it already.