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[ALBUM REVIEW] SEETHER ‘Poison The Parish’

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Yes, finally a band that I have loved for years have delivered an album in 2017 that not only matches their previous work but has me in absolute raptures. While this year’s servings from Paramore and Linkin Park have seen them deliver a sound that borders on pop Seether returns one of the damn finest hard rock albums that you are going to hear this year.

To be blunt Poison The Parish is an absolutely sensational album… the kind of album in a fact that you just know you are going to listen to over and over. In fact, I’ve had the album for twenty-fours now and have already given it a swirl five times.

With Poison The Parish Seether don’t try to be anything that they aren’t. You very quickly realise with the opening track, Stroke The Fire, that the band have set about delivering a hard rock album with the grunt and that is exactly what they have done. By the time the heavy bass-line of Betray And Degrade kicks in your realise that this is what true hard rock is supposed to sound like… not what these other imposters have served up this year.

There are catchy moments to the album – I’ll Survive is a memorable song that will get stuck in your head as is the hook on Count Me Out but the band never stray from the heavy, almost brutal sound that has won them countless fans over the years. They even deliver the radio-unfriendly Saviours which delivers a real f**k your mentality.

Mixed in with the hard rock is the grungy sound that has been with Seether since day one. Here on Let Me Heal some of the melodies sound a lot like Nirvana while brand new single Let You Down also has the grunge element is one of the best singles to so far surface in 2017. Another great track on Poison The Parish is the slowed down Sell My Soul which has a country music story-telling feel to it.

Seether delivers one of the finest albums of 2017 with Poison The Parsh. There’s very little that needs to be said about it as an album but – this is the way that rock is supposed to sound.

5/5 Stars

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