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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 after Bicycle bought most of Wind Up Records' catalogue and contracts before eventually merging with Concord Music Group in 2015. 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)
    • Poison the Parish (2017)
    • Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2020)

The music of Seether provides examples of:

  • Alternative Metal: One of their two main styles along with Post-Grunge.
  • 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.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Many songs on Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces have this.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Karma and Effect. Both terms mean the same thing, and it serves as the title of their third studio album.
  • Greatest Hits Album: Seether: 2002-2013.
  • Nu Metal: Disclaimer and Karma and Effect fall into the nu metal genre.
  • Religion Rant Song: Subverted with "No Jesus Christ." Despite its provocative title, the song is actually about being annoyed with somebody for having a major God complex ("you're no Jesus Christ!").
  • Shout-Out:
    • They take their name from a Veruca Salt song, which they later covered as a bonus track for their greatest hits album.
    • "Hang On," from the Daredevil soundtrack, contains the line "Wish I was deaf and dumb."
  • 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.
  • Precision F-Strike: "Fake It" has the line "You're such a FUCKING hypocrite!" closing the song.

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