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Isolate and Medicate

Isolate and Medicate
Isolate and medicate album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 July 2014
Recorded2013-2014
Genre
Length38:48
55:02 (Deluxe Edition)
LabelBicycle, Concord Bicycle, Spinefarm
ProducerBrendan O'Brien
Seether chronology
Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray
(2011)
Isolate and Medicate
(2014)
Poison the Parish
(2017)
Singles from Isolate and Medicate
  1. "Words as Weapons"
    Released: 1 May 2014
  2. "Same Damn Life"
    Released: 16 September 2014
  3. "Nobody Praying for Me"
    Released: 28 April 2015[1]
  4. "Save Today"
    Released: 22 September 2015[2]

Isolate and Medicate (Stylized as isolate and medicate) is the sixth studio album by South African post-grunge band Seether.[3] It was released on 1 July 2014 by The Bicycle Music Company, in association with Concord Music Group and Spinefarm Records.[4] It is the first Seether album to be released on a vinyl LP.[5]

Release and promotion

On 1 May 2014, the band released the first single from the album, "Words as Weapons".[6] "Same Damn Life" was released on 16 September 2014 as the album's second single. "Nobody Praying for Me" was sent to US Active Rock stations on 28 April 2015 as the third single off of the album.[1] "Save Today" was sent to US Active Rock stations on 22 September 2015 as the fourth single off of the album.[2]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[7]
Loudwire4.5/5 stars[8]
Kill Your Stereo81/100[9]
Already Heard4/5 stars[10]
Hit The Floor3.5/5 stars[11]
The Music2.5/5 stars[12]
MusicReviewRadar3.5/5 stars[13]
Blabbermouth.net3.5/5 stars[14]

Loudwire wrote "the group offers one of their finest albums to date by digging deep and expressing themselves in a variety of ways".[15] AllMusic said "Seether gravitate toward the melodic, a shift apparent in both the verses and the riffs, although there's still a tendency to grind out thick neo-grunge guitar workouts both slow ("My Disaster") and fast ("Suffer It All")".[16] Blabbermouth.net wrote "Isolate and Medicate shows Seether trying to roll after more than a decade and a half in the life, but it presents a case of identity crisis, since it's apparent these guys are capable of writing pretty kickass stuff if left to their own devices."[14]

Track listing

Standard edition
No.TitleLength
1."See You at the Bottom"3:38
2."Same Damn Life"3:20
3."Words as Weapons"4:01
4."My Disaster"4:34
5."Crash"3:41
6."Suffer It All"3:55
7."Watch Me Drown"3:09
8."Nobody Praying for Me"3:18
9."Keep the Dogs at Bay"4:25
10."Save Today"4:47
Total length:38:48
Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Turn Around"4:14
12."Burn the World"3:38
13."Goodbye Tonight" (With Van Coke Kartel (English))3:22
14."Weak" (From Seether: 2002-2013)3:48
Total length:55:02

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[17] 6
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 24
US Billboard 200[19] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[20] 1
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[21] 1
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard Alternative Albums [23] 31
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[24] 15
US Billboard Rock Albums[25] 48

Release history

Region Date
Australia[26] 27 June 2014
United Kingdom[27] 30 June 2014
United States[4] 1 July 2014
Germany[28] 4 July 2014

Personnel

References

  1. ^ a b "Rock Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Rock Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Seether Announce Sixth Studio Album 'Isolate and Medicate'". Loudwire.com. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  4. ^ a b "Seether - Isolate and Medicate (Deluxe Edition)". iTunes US.
  5. ^ "Seether Official Store | Isolate and Medicate Deluxe CD, Vinyl, & Tee Bundle". Seether.fanfire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  6. ^ Styles, Wes. "Seether Release New Single 'Words As Weapons,' Announce New Album Read More: Seether Release New Single 'Words As Weapons,' Announce New Album". q103albany.com. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Isolate & Medicate". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  8. ^ Childers, Chad. "Seether, 'Isolate and Medicate' – Album Review". Loudwire. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Seether - Isolate and Medicate Review". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Album Review: Seether - Isolate and Medicate". Already Heard. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Seether – Isolate And Medicate | Album Review". Hit The Floor. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Seether Isolate & Medicate Review". The Music. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  13. ^ "The good old Seether are back, alive and kicking (ass)". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  14. ^ a b Ray Van Horn, Jr. "Seether - Isolate and Medicate". BlabberMouth.
  15. ^ Chad Childers. "Seether "Isolate and Medicate" - Album Review". LoudWire. Retrieved 2015-06-30.
  16. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Isolate and Medicate - Review". AllMusic.
  17. ^ "Seether Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Seether – Isolate and Medicate". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  19. ^ "Seether Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  20. ^ "Seether Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "Seether Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  22. ^ "Seether Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  23. ^ "Alternative Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015.(subscription required)
  24. ^ "2014 Year End Charts - Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  25. ^ "2014 Year End Charts - Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  26. ^ "Seether - Isolate and Medicate (Deluxe Edition)". iTunes AU.
  27. ^ "Seether - Isolate and Medicate (Deluxe Edition)". Amazon.co.uk.
  28. ^ "Seether - Isolate and Medicate (Deluxe Edition)". Amazon.de.

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