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Isolate And Medicate
Seether – Isolate And Medicate
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 20:33
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Shit, these guys still exist? I had completely forgotten about this nu metal/grunge outfit that really only ever got some attention because vocalist Shaun Morgan was in a relationship with Evanescence’s Amy Lee. But seeing as everyone has already long since forgotten Evanescence, how can we be expected to still remember Seether?

“Isolate And Medicate” still sounds like the result of someone who worships bands like Alice In Chains, Nirvana and Bush but doesn’t have enough inspiration to do his own thing with it. Something that can already be heard on opening track “See You At The Bottom”. Next up is “Same Damn Life”, a song plagued by an uninspired chorus and a simply boring transition towards the end before going back to repeating the uninspired chorus. Oh, and it comes with some falsetto vocals that just sound plain awkward. You might have already heard “Words As Weapons”, once again a fine example of what is wrong with this album. It sounds like they just placed layer upon layer, hoping it would disguise the fact that the song doesn’t really has a lot to offer. It makes song titles like “My Disaster”, “Crash” and “Suffer It All” just all the more fitting when you think about it.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.