Seethe - Dislocate
Released off label 2022
In my previous ventures with Seethe I have been more than willing to brush aside personal tastes for something a little different. Seethe’s combination of early nu-metal, industrial metal, trap, and what can only be described as manic hip-hop has often been a thrill ride. His latest album “Departures” and the EP “Zen (0)” were both awarded a good score of seven out of ten by yours truly and I found his constantly revolving sound to be addictive. However, on “Departures” I did note that the bass was too dominant. Unfortunately, Seethe’s latest single ‘Dislocate’ is nothing but a distorted bass monster that doesn’t really suit my tastes.
Tearing a page from the books of dubstep, ‘Dislocate’ has absolutely destructive bass that completely takes over the track. While I’m a fan of glitch, this sounds less like that and more like a broken monitor that’s spitting back feedback all over the place. Underneath the bass, however, there is a decently catchy trap-rhythm with excellent kick-drums and steely elements. Also, the screaming hasn’t changed up much from their previous releases. But, because of those horrid dubstep elements the mix is completely altered and one-sided; it makes ‘Dislocate’ a song I don’t want to trudge through again.
While I won’t say that you shouldn’t check out Seethe, as that’s a complete lie, I won’t lie to you and say that ‘Dislocate’ is a good song. No, I find it to be a bit of a low point for Seethe’s career – and probably the worst thing I’ve heard from him thus far. This is the first single off of his upcoming album “Lucid Dream”, which I can only hope will stray away from sounds such as this. Three-and-a-half out of ten.
This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.Feb 19 2022
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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