Review : Seether - Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
BillboardAngst mongers are likely licking their chops over the prospect of Seether's new album. After all, Shaun Morgan, who leads this trio of South African expatriates, has been through the ringer in the past 18 months, with a public breakup with girlfriend Amy Lee (who vented her feelings on much of Evanescence's "The Open Door") and a stint in rehab counted among his struggles. So Morgan theoretically had a few issues of his own to work out in song, and he doesn't disappoint. The singer/ guitarist claims that only "Breakdown" deals with Lee, but you can't help but figure she crossed his mind while writing such fury-filled diatribes as "FMLYHM" and the single "Fake It....full text
PopmattersThere are some album titles that grab you right away and tell you everything about an album before you even listen to it. Seether’s third Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces is one. They’re a band that puts the pain back into music, and a really messy year as an outfit has given them some real reasons to be angry. Frontman Shaun Morgan alone has had to deal with a stint in rehab, the suicide of his brother, and most ludicrous of all, having Evanescence’s “Call Me When You’re Sober” penned about him, taking sop-rock to an all new low....full text
RollingstoneWorst-lyric-of-the-year alert: "Your verbal defecation I can't wash away despite myself." So Seether frontman Shaun Morgan informs us in his Nickelback-ian growl during "No Jesus Christ," a seven-minute-long compilation of post-grunge cliches. The lip-ringed Morgan -- best known as the subject of Evanescence's "Call Me When You're Sober," as penned by former girlfriend Amy Lee -- and his band do know how to write some catchy heavy-guitar riffs. What's more, the rhythm section, while overactive, is way tighter than your average indie wusses (check out the surprising swing of the single "Fake It")....full text
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