After finishing up recording their brand new highly anticipated album, Poison The Parish, Seether hit the road to celebrate the feat and melt faces along the way. Joining forces with the trio was none other than Clint Lowery of Sevendust to round out the band. With the addition of Lowery, their live show completely transformed into an amazing beast that shouldn’t be missed. This show was the first time in years that had really left an impact on how well everything went together. From the two massive light towers with multi colored led’s and spotlights that shined brightly onto the chandeliers in The Dome at The Oakdale Theatre, it was a moving experience.
Opening the night in support of Seether was a band by the name of Kaleido. If you haven’t heard of them yet, you need to get on that, pronto. The bright pink hair of lead singer Christina Chriss took the spotlight, as did the stunning energy that all five members brought to the stage during their short opening set. Hit song “Trouble in Paradise” got the early crowd moving and didn’t disappoint.
Next up was none other than the newly reformed Letters From The Fire. I’d seen this band on Shiprocked in 2015, where they had a different lead singer. Shortly after that cruise, the band parted ways with their singer and found Alexa Kabazie and absolutely changed their look and style. It was surely a turn for the better as they’ve had strong and amazing feedback with Alexa in front. Her powerful stage presence was key to preserving the fanbase that was already accrued. I had the chance to hear their new single “Give In To Me” for the first time live and it went exactly as expected. Incredible.
I recently had heard Seether’s new album Poison The Parish before it was available to the public and I knew that since their last album Isolate & Medicate, they had found something special in their new recordings. Solely produced by Shaun Morgan himself through his record label Canine Riot Records, he was exactly his own worst critic and there was no stone left unturned in making sure that Poison The Parish was flawless before hitting the shelves. This tour date was special to me since it was the eve that Poison The Parish was to become available. Official release date in the United States was May 12. Upon arrival, the album was not available, but during their set, Shaun had announced to the starving fans that they’d start selling their new album at 11pm, one hour before it was made available to the public. I scooped up a deluxe copy for the car, as its 15 tracks are ALL great. Playing most of the hits throughout their illustrious 15 year career, “Country Song”, “Fake It”, & “Broken” were the crowd favorites. They included a “Black Honey” cover by Thrice as well, which was an awesome touch to an already epic show. Closing out an amazing night with Clint Lowery on guitar and clearly stepping up to the plate to complete an already amazing live show, they played “Remedy”. Promptly after the song, Shaun Morgan did what some rockstars do and smashed his signature guitar on the stage after a frustrating last few songs with feedback from the house. It left everyone in shock as he left the stage, after an overall amazing performance.
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Review and Photos by Scott Langevin