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SEETHER ISOLATE AND MEDICATE REVIEW 2014

 

SEETHER - ISOLATE AND MEDICATE

CAROLINE AUSTRALIA

JUNE 27 2014

 

 

Seether’s new release could well just be their best in what has turned out to be a rather exciting career to date. Combining all that we know and love about Seether with a real sense of freedom ‘Isolate and Medicate’ was recorded over a mere two weeks with producer Brendan O’Brien. It’s a powerful album, passionate and intricate with lyrics that will floor you.

 

The first single from the album ‘Words as Weapons’ is really just a taster, and its huge hooks and insistent melody will stay with you for weeks until the album drops and you realise that just about everything therein is important.

 

From the strummed opening of ‘See You at the Bottom’ that gives way to a huge riff you know this is going to be huge. The song itself has a giant melody, some great backing vocals and yet manages to mitigate the sweetness of the verses with the power of the crashing chorus. As far as openings go this is one to get excited about.

 

Everywhere you rest the needle there’s no real respite from the sheer quality: with the sweet melodies and swirling grandeur of ‘Crash’; the brilliant ‘My Disaster’ which has a wonderful grungy hue and is probably my favourite here; then there’s the heart-wrenching ‘Nobody Praying for me’ and the real power of a closer like ‘Save Today’. An album you will put on repeat right away.

 

Wherever you turn on this album there’s quality to fall over. This is Seether at their very best.

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

SEETHER ISOLATE AND MEDICATE REVIEW 2014