Paul Gargano of the Hollywood Reporter has issued the following report:

Guitar legend Eddie Van Halen bore witness to an eruption like no other Sunday night at the Sunset Strip House of Blues, when Atlanta metal veterans SEVENDUST had a sold-out, all-ages crowd running with the devil as they unchained a 16-song set that lasted well past the midnight hour.

Watching the show from the front row of the balcony, the VAN HALEN namesake had to recognize a trick or two as the lights dimmed, a curtain dropped and the club stage was adorned with ramps that ran behind the drum kit and back to the sides of the stage. Tearing into the first two tracks from new release "Next", guitarists John Connolly and Sonny Mayo paid due homage to the icons who came before them, delivering the pulverizing riffs that drive "Hero" and "Ugly" with a flair seldom seen by today's legions of hard rock and metal acts.

Read the rest of the review at Reuters.com.


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