Release date: 23-10-2007 Label: Windup/Sony BMG
By: Sabine van Gameren
To be honest, I don’t know many rock bands from South Africa other then
Seether. Seether made its breakthrough in Europe and America with the ballad
song “Broken” featured by Amy Lee,singer of the popular gothic rock
band Evenescence. But when I heard their first cd, I was already sold. After
a long period of silence, Seether is back with its fifth album “Finding
Beauty in Negative Spaces”.
The first album “Disclaimer” was released in 2002 and gave is raw
and edgy hard rock songs. This album was later rereleased under the name “Disclaimer
II. During the years the band developed a more smooth style.
In the year 2005 the band released “Karma and Effect” which contained
hits as “Truth” and “Remedy”. The album sold platinum. With
this album they wanted to step away from the image they created with their break
trough song “Broken”.
In 2006 they released an acoustic album and now in 2007 they finally came up
with some new material. The album starts of with the confidential sound of Shaun’s
voice on “Like Suicide”. Loads of energy coming out of my speakers!
Exactly what I am used to when listening to these South Africans. Second song
on the album is “Fake it” which is the first single of this album.
The scream driven songs sound a little more melodic compared with their latest
studio release. The album total also sounds a little more melodic, but “Finding
Beauty in Negative Spaces” is definitely a logical follow up album in the
discography of Seether. The band seems to want to learn us something important:
Whatever happens, always look on the bright side of life!
SHAUN MORGAN – Vocals, Guitar
DALE STEWART – Bass, Vocals
JOHN HUMPHREY – Drums
| 01. Like Suicide
02. Fake It
06. Rise Above This
07. No Jesus Christ
08. Six Gun Quota
09. Walk Away From The Sun
10. Eyes of The Devil
11. Don’t Believe