Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray

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All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
Shaun Morgan seems angry again. On Seether's 2011 opus, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, disillusionment, anger, and pain are central themes. Morgan's writing has always felt real, offering up some of the genres better moments with 2005's Karma and Effect and 2007's Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces. With this opus, Morgan has again struck a chord. "Desire for Need" is a four-on-the-floor rock joint that finds Morgan reaching for falsetto, which adds an alternative, bluesy vibe to the song's feel. Tunes like "Country Song" and "Master of Disaster" are stamped with Dale Stewart's sexy bass grooves as well as anthemic vocals. On the latter, Morgan's vocal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
Shaun Morgan seems angry again. On Seether's 2011 opus, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, disillusionment, anger, and pain are central themes. Morgan's writing has always felt real, offering up some of the genres better moments with 2005's Karma and Effect and 2007's Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces. With this opus, Morgan has again struck a chord. "Desire for Need" is a four-on-the-floor rock joint that finds Morgan reaching for falsetto, which adds an alternative, bluesy vibe to the song's feel. Tunes like "Country Song" and "Master of Disaster" are stamped with Dale Stewart's sexy bass grooves as well as anthemic vocals. On the latter, Morgan's vocal melody actually takes on a Queensr├┐che feel. One shining moment is the ballad "Pass Slowly." Musically, the band lays down an ethereal groove that reaches its pinnacle behind well-built guitar and bass riffs. Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray is another journey into the mind of Shaun Morgan: through heartbreak and rebirth he still has a lot to say about betrayal. His stamps as guitarist, a songwriter, and a lead vocalist are everywhere on this disc, and thankfully, that's what ultimately drives the release home.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Bicycle Music Com.
  • UPC: 601501325021
  • Catalog Number: 13250
  • Sales rank: 45,649

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fur Cue (3:48)
  2. 2 No Resolution (3:08)
  3. 3 Here and Now (3:55)
  4. 4 Country Song (3:49)
  5. 5 Master of Disaster (4:18)
  6. 6 Tonight (3:44)
  7. 7 Pass Slowly (3:27)
  8. 8 Fade Out (3:54)
  9. 9 Roses (4:17)
  10. 10 Down (3:57)
  11. 11 Desire for Need (3:33)
  12. 12 Forsaken (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seether Primary Artist
Stevie Blacke Strings
Troy McLawhorn Guitar
Dale Stewart Bass, Vocals, Group Member
John Humphrey Drums, Group Member
Shaun Morgan Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Stevie Blacke Engineer, String Arrangements
Ted Jensen Mastering
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Michael Simmons Guitar Techician
Mark Kostabi Cover Art
Billy Joe Bowers Digital Editing, Pro-Tools
David Perez Guitar Techician
Gregg Wattenberg Producer
Seether Composer
Michelle Lukianovich Art Direction
Tom Syrowski Engineer
Shaun Morgan Composer, Lyricist, Layout
Curtis Clyde Drum Technician
Bryan Wickmann Layout
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