Music: Seether

Seether is a South African rock band from Pretoria, South Africa formed in 1999. They were signed to Wind-up Records until 2014, now they've jumped over to The Bicycle Music Company. They started their career with the name of Saron Gas (taken from the back of a sound effects CD) and signed to Musketeer Records in South Africa. They changed their name in 2002 with their first major label debut, Disclaimer, taking their new name from a Veruca Salt song. The band embraces a brand of rock mostly associated with the Post-Grunge style of alternative music, complete with crunchy distortion and brooding textures.

  • Discography:
    • Fragile (2000) (as Saron Gas)
    • Disclaimer (2002)
    • Disclaimer II (2004)
    • Karma and Effect (2005)
    • One Cold Night (2006)
    • Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces (2007)
    • Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray (2011)
    • Isolate and Medicate (2014)

The music of Seether provides examples of:

  • Alternative Metal: While not technically part of this genre, they have a few songs with a metal sound to them, including "Because of Me" and "Fur Cue". Even their cover of "Careless Whisper" has a few metal influences.
  • Careful with That Axe: "Let Me Go" ends the song with Shaun Morgan screaming the title of the song a few times.
    • He does this in *many* other songs, as well.
  • Greatest Hits Album: Seether: 2002-2013.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Generally 6. However they do go down to about a 4, with "Broken" and even lower with a few other songs. Their heavier songs get up to a 7. Overall, their hardness is comparable to that of Stone Temple Pilots during the "Core" and "Purple" years.
  • Shout-Out: They take their name from a Veruca Salt song, which they later covered as a bonus track for their greatest hits album.
  • Take That: Most fans interpret "Fake It" as this towards Amy Lee. The band won't say for sure, but despite who it is based upon, this is the song's obvious intent.

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