Isolate And Medicate Caroline
The release of a ‘best of...’ collection by a band, especially one not yet retired, usually hints that, perhaps, the creative well has run a little dry. Seether attempt to prove that wrong with album six, released just a year after the Seether: 2002-2013 collection. There’s still plenty up the sleaves of the trio and with a large and devoted enough fan base to rest on their laurels, they still push themselves into some varied territory. Opener “Down At The Bottom” combines Middle Eastern melodies with a dark, stadium chorus; “Same Damn Life” is acutely executed guitar pop, complete with falsetto hooks; the gallop of the chorus in “Suffer It All” is bookended by a mix of rapid chugs and a staccato stop-start verse. There’s nothing worldchanging here, but plenty for fans of old and some big choruses sure to capture a few more.