Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Seemless - Seemless
By Mark Hensch

Seemless - Seemless
Label: Equal Vision Records 
Rating: 

Grungy stoner rock outfit Seemless hardly seem like they would hail from Boston, MA. The deserts of the southwest would make more sense, with their airy, rocking, and gritty sludge rock sound. Mixing the grunge metal hybrid that is stoner rock with political
and sociological undertones, amazingly dirty riffing, funky solos, and downright righteous rock music, Seemless will (God willing) explode in the underground rock world and take it by fire.

Possessing a pedigree few bands could ever hope to match, Seemless has so much raw talent it's hard to believe that this album is nothing but a year-old re-release of their debut courtesy of Equal Vision Records. Fronted by Jesse David, who once sang for melodic metal band Killswitch Engage, many will now be able to see Jesse's amazing ability to yowl, screech, croon, and sing. Pete Cortese carries Seemless with his bluesy metal riffing and solos, and he once played in the original lineup of hardcore legends Overcast. Drummer Derek Kerswill (along with Cortese) played in Medium and a small band just starting out called Shadows Fall.

Only bassist Jeff Fultz has no previous band experience, and from his jamming with the other members, one would not be able to tell;  Seemless drops jaws in a way only most older bands are able to do.

"Intro" is one of those worthless filler pieces; Seemless sets the mood with some quiet space riffs that gain intensity as the "song" wears on and later a drum beat begins right as the next track starts. "Something's Got to Give" has a start-stop riff of pure grunge and some bluesy refrains which rock hard and should get some feet tapping. The mellow, airy verses give a chance for Jesse David to spout sociological laments bemoaning the lifestyles of people in our country. By song's end, things have been kicked into overdrive and a driving stoner rock riff is thrashing wildly as Jesse screeches like a mountain lion. 

"The Wanderer" is an upbeat and lively song that has a lot more energy then the previous tracks. An amazing guitar solo will knock your socks off towards the end, as it starts and stops and squeals with manic fury. 

"Soft Spoken Sanity" is a mellow and near-purist stoner rock anthem with spacey vocals, group choruses that rock, and crooning over wickedly sludgey riffs. "Endless" is a quiet and stunningly poignant little ballad, with ethereal and deep space effects on each guitar note as Jesse David croons softly and in mourning fashion. Seemless doesn't let even a tiny-little ballad silence their penchant for thrashing, as later on the band breaks into full-on slow rock jamming. 

"The Crisis" sounds like an angry melding of Soundgarden and random grunge bands. "Lay My Burden Down" is a favorite of mine, straight-up stoner rock and bluesy lyrics making the perfect tune for a band like Seemless. The pissed off rock breakdown finds Jesse David growling in a depressed outro that he is going to "Lay My Burden Down/This is What it is to Bleed." The equally amazing "War/Peace" is a grungy Rage Against The Machine song, sounding like a social activist version of Soundgarden as well. It makes an excellent folk song for the Queens of the Stone Age generation. 

"In My Time of Need" is one of the weaker tracks, pretty much basic music from the band that doesn't really push their limits or comfort zones at all, with the exception of some more great funk guitaring interludes.

 "All is Not Lost" is an acoustic filler track, and nothing too special. "In This Life" is one of the hardest rocking songs on the entire album, and is an excellent finale of sorts. There is also a bonus track, a live song called "Maintain," a bluesy feedback monster that sounds really freaking good for a live song.

After all is said and done, Seemless can easily blow a hole or two in your wall. Metal heads or hardcore kids expecting some more Shadows Fall, Killswitch, or Overcast tunes better not get their hopes up. Seemless seems content to defy the past and move on ahead with some excellent stoner rock tunes. Sounding at times like Zeppelin, Kyuss, or (most notably) Soundgarden, people looking for soulful rock music will feel right at home with this stuff. If you like riffs so down and dirty in the mud it makes you shower after a listen, and solos straight from the days of rock since past, Seemless will fit like a glove.
 

Seemless - Seemless

Tracks:
1. Intro
2. Something's Got to Give
3. The Wanderer
4. Soft Spoken Sanity
5. Endless
6. The Crisis
7. Lay My Burden Down
8. War/Peace
9. In My Time of Need
10. All is Not Lost
11. In This Live
12. Maintain (Live)
 

Listen to samples and Purchase this CD online

tell a friend about this article


Your Turn, What do you think?


They call you
What do you think ?:

Fan Speak:




.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Foreigner's Jones and Gramm Reuniting For New Music- Sharon Osbourne Slams U2- Robert Plant Dismisses Led Zeppelin Bonus Songs- Rolling Stones Opening The Vault- more

Day in Pop Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend Over Leaked Music- Patti LaBelle Accused Of Ordering Bodyguard To Beat Cadet- Garth Brooks Adds Show- Beyonce and Jay-Z Making Album?- more

B-Sides: Fall Out Boy Show You How To Delete Free U2 Album- Foo Fighters Tease New Song Outside- Slash Looks Back At Appetite For Destruction- Primus Streaming New Song- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

MorleyView: From Light Rose The Angels

Death - Leprosy

Road Trip: Under the Volcano: Fun Erupts on Star Flyer Cruise to Nicaragua

Godsmack - 1000hp

Rock Reads: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day- Teenage News Issue 2

The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story

Devo - The Men Who Make the Music

Hot In The City: Voodoo Sex Cult's A Year and a Day

Anthrax - Chile on Hell

Rock Reads: Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

The Chimpz - Self Titled EP

On The Record: Kodacrome - Aftermaths

Kyle Hollingsworth - Speed of Life

Meridian - The Awful Truth

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland

ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013

Helstar - This Wicked Nest


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

Foreigner's Jones and Gramm Reuniting For New Music

Sharon Osbourne Slams U2

Robert Plant Dismisses Led Zeppelin Bonus Songs

Rolling Stones Opening The Vault For New Releases

Bruce Springsteen To Do Stand Up Comedy At Benefit

Rob Zombie Almost Done With New Album

Teaser Trailer For Slipknot's Corey Taylor's Upcoming Film Released

Paul McCartney Announces New Collector's Edition

Ace Frehley Announces New Band Lineup

Robert Wyatt Releasing Rarities and More In November

Ghost Won't Make Mistake Of Haunting Fans Too Long

Adrien Belew Reveals More Flux Project Details

Threshold Streaming New Album 'For The Journey' Online

Paradise Lost May Be Returning To Their Heavier Roots

Foo Fighters Get Their Very Own Day in Richmond, VA

Be-Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson To Receive Home Town Honor

Fleetwood Mac In The Studio For Tusk 35th Anniversary

Devin Townsend Announces Tour Dates and Previews New Album

Alice Cooper Leads Little Kids Rock Benefit Lineup

Northlane Lose Their Voice


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend Over Leaked Music

Patti LaBelle Accused Of Ordering Bodyguard To Beat Cadet

Garth Brooks Adds Halloween Show to Comeback Tour

Beyonce and Jay-Z Making Album Together?

Nick Jonas' Girlfriend Stars In His New 'Jealous' Video

Nicole Scherzinger Releasing New Album Big Fat Lie Next Month

Lady Antebellum Release Funky New Song Freestyle

Dolly Parton Corn Maze Announced

Interpol Release 'Twice As Hard' Video

Kendrick Lamar Releasing New Song

Bono and Liam Neeson Writing Screenplay

Chris Brown Freestyles Over Schoolboy Q's 'Studio'

Darius Rucker Talks New Album Homegrown Honey

Jessie Ware and Miguel Team Up On New Track

Video of Bill Murray Dancing to 'Turn Down for What' Goes Online

Imagine Dragons Release New Song In League of Legends Game

Demi Lovato Talks Keeping Her Show Fresh and More

Jamie Foxx Releases New Song With 2 Chainz

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


Fall Out Boy Show You How To Delete Free U2 Album

Foo Fighters Tease New Song Outside

Slash Looks Back At Appetite For Destruction

Primus Streaming New 'Golden Ticket' Wonka Song

Meshuggah Release Clip From Upcoming DVD

Devil You Know Premiere New Song 'My Own'

Sepultura Release Live Roots Bloody Roots Video

Unearth Release New Song The Swarm

I Am The Avalanche Release 177 Video

Motionless In White Release Reincarnate Video

The Tea Party Release Water's On Fire Video

Singled Out: Vespers Nine's Mystery

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
AudioNationRadio.com The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.