This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Betray and Degrade

"Betray and Degrade"
Single by Seether
from the album Poison the Parish
ReleasedAugust 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)
FormatDigital download
GenreHard rock[1]
  • Shaun Morgan
Seether singles chronology
"Let You Down"
"Betray and Degrade"
"Against the Wall"

"Betray and Degrade" is a single by rock band Seether, the second off of their studio album Poison the Parish. It peaked at 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in December 2017.


The song was released as the second single, after "Let You Down", from the band's seventh studio album, Poison the Parish.[2] The song's music video was released on August 10, 2017.[3] Its music video was noted for its change in direction from usual - while typically serious, the video was described as "comedic" and "carefree".[2] The video features the band - vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan, bassist Dale Stewart, touring guitarist Clint Lowery and drummer John Humphrey - performing in a lighthearted manner, with huge grins in peaceful backdrops like forests and beaches.[4] As the song progresses, the scenery darkens, while the band members begin to look menacing, covered in dirt and blood,[4] and zombie-fied.[5][6]

Themes and composition

The song was self-produced by Morgan.[7] The song uses quiet-loud dynamics, going from "bouncy" vibes to heavier, more aggressive tones.[4]


The song was generally well received by critics.[8][9] Loudwire named the song the 23rd best hard rock song of 2017.[1]



Chart (2017) Peak
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[10] 2
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[11] 16
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 29


  1. ^ a b []
  2. ^ a b "VIDEO: Seether – Betray And Degrade | DEAD PRESS! | Alternative music news, reviews, interviews and more!". August 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Video Premiere: SEETHER's 'Betray And Degrade'". August 10, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c []
  5. ^ "Watch now: Seether puts on a happy face in "Betray and Degrade" video | News | 103.7 the KRRO". August 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Seether Drop Weird Video For "Betray and Degrade"". August 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Seether Release 'Betray and Degrade' Music Video ::Seether News". August 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Poison the Parish - Seether - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Seether Drop Weird Video For "Betray and Degrade"". August 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Seether Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Seether Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Seether Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 December 2017.