On May 24, 2005 Seether released their third studio album, Karma And Effect. The album did decent on charts, though its highest chart rating was number 8 on the Billboard 200. It also reached number 25 in New Zealand, 39 in Australia, and broke the top 100 in Swizterland and Germany.
It may not have done great on charts, but it has also been ceritified gold in both the US and Canada.
The first single, "Remedy" was by far the most popular, and became one of the songs most assoicated with Seether's name. Its a bit of a personal turning point, trying to fix something that's just killing you. One day you realize that there's no remedy, because they will just end up being the death of you. That sounds incredibly sad, but sometimes that can be a freeing thing. They did this in a fairly catchy way, which greatly helped.
Aside from the hit single, there's a couple other songs I'd like to highlight. One of those is "World Falls Away", which very clearly came from a very personal place deep inside of singer, Shaun Morgan. He's known to be a very shy person, and its no secret that he's had his demons to battle. This song sounds like it was written in the middle of the night, after an anxiety attack hit, or a very rough day where you want to do nothing but feel normal. You're trying to remind yourself that there's more for you, and you want to feel just like everyone else, in the darkest moments. Its a very deep, personal song that I have to respect Shaun for releasing. You can tell it was written as an attempt to get out of his head, so to share that with the world is very respectful.
This entire album has a theme like that -a bit dark, and very personal but I think many peiple around the world could relate to it, or at least appreciate hearing it. I highly recommend checking it out if you have yet to. Use it, and the rest of Seether's discography to get excited because Seether will be at a few of the big festivals coming in the new year. Those festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion. For further information, please check out the festival websites, and follow Seether on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with them and all they do.
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