SEEKER Unloved

SEEKER Unloved
7
This is an album that's absolutely merciless in its assault on weak, mortal ears. Expanding upon the deathcore genre, Seeker's sound doesn't rely on the repetitive breakdown cliché that's become the template for many of their peers. Unloved continually generates a natural groove despite the erratic rhythm structures and start-stop riffs found within each song. The resounding success of this release comes is due to their ability not to oversaturate their music with noise, showing just enough constraint to project their very clear sense of aggression in a coherent manor, rather than degrading into audio mush. The production deserves a great deal of credit for achieving that delicate balance, as each layer is heard clearly while still being as loud and heavy as possible. By the eighth track "Salvation," you gain an appreciation for Bryce Lucien's vocals. Practically ripping his throat out on each track, Bryce's voice dominates over music that would normally eclipse most singers. The extent in which he pushes himself throughout "Salvation" is just savage. It will be interesting to see how his vocals sound live and if he can maintain the aggression he projects on a continual basis while touring. (Victory)