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  • Summary: Its third album on Wind-Up Records finds the band without lead guitarist Pat Callahan.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Morgan simply lets his rage rock, infusing the album with the same kind of active/ alt-rock straddling approach that's vaulted Seether's previous releases to gold status.
  2. With hardly a distraction or ballad in sight, it is their most direct and focused record yet, and quite possibly their most consistent.
  3. On this South African band's third album, the guitar tones are a teeth-grinding, digitized-sounding nightmare, and a series of I'm-singing-through-a-cell-phone vocal filters can't disguise how played out Morgan's style is.
  4. Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces is nearly all negative space with very little beauty.
  5. Anyone believing that Bush betrayed grunge's punk promise will feel like reaching for a shotgun. [Aug 2008, p.135]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. derekt
    May 20, 2008
    in this album seether display just how good they can be. this is thier best album yet and has HUGE replay value it has every thing from the softer seether to the head-banging mania that is the bands unique style and take on the music genre it really makes me want to see seethers next golden hit! Expand
  2. TreyN
    Sep 1, 2009
    Once again, I have to listen to a bunch of ignorant people bashing an album. And once again, people bashing the cd w/o offering an artist they think is worth listening to, because their fragile and callow selves cannot take the barrage of criticism they so readily are able to dispense and the drop of a dime! To the people praising this album, don't try to convince listeners that it is a good album based on the radio played it.....these people hate anything played on the radio! If it were up to them, they would hope the artist starves to death and makes cd's for them and a couple hundred other people so they can feel "original". So I salute all you that gave it a "0".....damn the MAN, down with Corporate America, and go get another tat to make yourself feel more original (nevermind the fact that 1 out of 2 people your age has a tattoo, so you're not that original)! Expand
  3. JP
    Nov 21, 2008
    This album is the best album of 2007. Every song has a bit of a different feel to it and every one of the songs are excellent. Need proof? How many albums that came out over a year ago, (that are any good), are still having songs chart very well. This album has also been recently certified as their best selling album. This album is great at first, but requires you to listen to it several times to really get it. This album could not get enough praise for it's greatness, and sadly will never get the sells it deserves (even though it has sold well compared to their other CD's). If you like Seether or even just a single song from them you must pick this up. Expand
  4. KristineB
    Apr 22, 2008
    I really like this album. I recently saw seether in concert and they played songs from this album. Like suicide, Fake it, and FMLYHM are just a few songs that make this CD awesome. Expand
  5. AndrewD.
    Jan 23, 2009
    May not be their best album but this band has sooo much potential to do great things as long as they stop giving in to their labels demands. I love how all shaun's lyrics actually mean something and reportedly he created 60 songs that didn't make it to the album and he's making a new album set to be released in 2010 all of unreleased songs!! (I hope let me go, blister, and innocence makes it). Collapse
  6. ImaW
    Feb 1, 2008
    the album has its high points and low points, listen to "Fake It" "FMLYHM", "Like Suicide", and "Waste". and skip "6 Gun Quota", "Eyes of a Devil", "Walk Away From The Sun" and "Rise Against This". half the album is the best Seether has ever done, half is some of there worst shit ever. Expand
  7. what?what?
    Dec 28, 2007
    This is a response to that "Hannah Montana" comment. Are you insinuating that only prepubescent pop girls wouldn't like this? Because FYI, the same overpaid intern-fucking executives that tell Hannah Montana what to do do the same thing to Seether while they turn the knobs to make this half-assed attempt at noise sound even remotely listenable. It's all produced by the same people, on the same immense editing equipment. You don't know anything and this is the worst album of the year. Go tie your bondage pants to the back of a car. Expand

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