Seether

Seether

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Seether's debut EP contains one song that is absolutely fantastic, and that song is called "Gasoline." The track is a plodding monster, utilizing Iron Maiden-esque harmonic guitars in a much slower and more desperate environment than that comparison would merit. The lyrics from singer/songwriter Shaun Morgan are a harsh attack on rail-thin models that stick to the brain quite easily, and the memorable chorus only adds to the heavy atmosphere. This song is important because absolutely nothing else on the EP is as good as that track. The Alice in Chains-meets-emo of "Driven Under" is as close as any other song comes, and despite a great chorus, it lacks any memorable verses to carry it. But the rest of the album mires down in the muck of generic alternative metal, delivering all the typical groans and moans that would be expected from a group such as this. This is a true shame, because the aforementioned tracks point to only better things from this band. If they can avoid the trap of recycling grunge clich├ęs, they have a bright future in the genre. As it stands, this EP is a mixed bag that might entertain, but says nothing about the future of this group.

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