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Betray and Degrade

"Betray and Degrade"
Single by Seether
from the album Poison the Parish
Released August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 4:04
  • 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