Isolate and Medicate [Deluxe Version]

Isolate and Medicate [Deluxe Version]

by Seether
     
 

At 15 years old, Seether are starting to slide into middle age and, appropriately, their music is beginning to mature on Isolate and Medicate, their sixth studio album. Once again working with Brendan O'Brien, the grunge-era superstar who helmed …  See more details below

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At 15 years old, Seether are starting to slide into middle age and, appropriately, their music is beginning to mature on Isolate and Medicate, their sixth studio album. Once again working with Brendan O'Brien, the grunge-era superstar who helmed Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, Seether gravitate toward the melodic, a shift apparent in both the verses and the riffs, although there's still a tendency to grind out thick neo-grunge guitar workouts both slow ("My Disaster") and fast ("Suffer It All"). These bursts of heaviosity are the exceptions to the rule, though, for much of Isolate and Medicate finds Seether uncannily re-creating the sound and style of Nickelback, to the point where "Nobody Praying for Me" seems to follow the cadences of "How You Remind Me." This is where O'Brien provides a huge assist to Seether. A dexterous, nimble producer, he gives Isolate and Medicate considerable color and variety, letting Shaun Morgan's growl and guitar breathe in equal measure, often giving the impression that the songs are a little more melodic than they actually are. Despite the creeping Chad Kroegerisms -- they're not just there on "Nobody Praying for Me," but on many of the record's boldest songs -- Seether often one-up their former tourmates because Morgan isn't a bellower, either as a vocalist or writer; he prefers muscular melodies to brute force, and sometimes they do hit hard on Isolate and Medicate. [A Deluxe version added three bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2014
Label:
Bicycle Music Com.
UPC:
0888072355774
catalogNumber:
35577
Rank:
25635

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Seether   Primary Artist
Dale Stewart   Bass
Shaun Morgan   Guitar,Vocals
John Humphrey   Drums

Technical Credits

Ted Jensen   Mastering
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Jon Savage   Composer,Producer
Billy Joe Bowers   Mastering
Seether   Composer
Miguel Lara   Engineer
Tom Syrowski   Engineer
Shaun Morgan   Composer,Lyricist
Bryan Wickmann   Cover Art
Jedd Kossew   Composer
Francois Badenhorst   Composer
Jason Oosthuizen   Composer
Brendan Rusti Rossouw   Engineer

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