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“One Cold Night” by Seether

Artist: Seether
Title: “One Cold Night”
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 7/11/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

I heard Seether a few years after they had started up as a band but when Wind-Up Records re-issued their first album and loaded up the bonus features I became an instant fan. Their songs are very similar to the sorrow-laden angst one finds in bands like Staind however, I felt that Seether had much better songs when the two are compared side to side. The recording of “One Cold Night” finds the band performing live but instead of delivering their music electrically, they have opted to do the show acoustically and I felt that this was great for it brought back memories of the “MTV Unplugged” show. I’m sure I was not the only fan of the program which allowed us to see many of our favorite bands and how awesome their songs sounded when done in this fashion. Seether is no different as their material really translates well in the acoustic format and everything sounds very clean and perfect. As you watch the band perform you can’t help but be reminded a little of Nirvana’s famous Kurt Cobain, as singer Shaun Morgan really has a close vocal register. This might annoy some people, but in all honesty I think this is part of the bands appeal to me. The best songs on the release “Fine Again”, “Gasoline” and of course the chart-topping “Broken”, the latter tune being a different sounding tune without the presence of Evanescence’s Amy Lee. Morgan is joined by Dale Stewart on bass and John Humphrey on drums. The band is very together all through the performance.

This CD comes with a bonus DVD in the same package and on this you will find the full concert as the audio disk along with a couple of bonus features. There is an interview with the group and a bonus video for “The Gift” but of course the best part of the film is getting to watch the performance itself. It’s a pretty straight shot performance with little activity from the band outside of the playing. No guests appear during the set but it truly is a nice way to catch a different side of a very talented Rock band. I recommend this for fans of this style of Alt-Rock for the guys in Seether stand out a little more than some of the other less memorable bands to arrive at the same time.

Track List:
1. Gasoline
2. Driven Under
3. Diseased
4. Truth
5. Immortality
6. Tied My Hands
7. Sympathetic
8. Fine Again
9. Broken
10. The Gift
11. Remedy
12. Plastic Man
13. The Gift – bonus mix

Official Web site: www.seether.com