Review Summary: Brutally boring.
Feedback opens into a fast, heavily palm-muted chaotic section. The guitars alternate between low-pitched chugs and high-pitched squeals. The bass is inaudible. The drums seem to be hitting everything in sight. One of the guitars plays a brief, semi-technical riff. Then, an even heavier chugging section. The riff returns. Everything drops out but the vocals, which are fairly indecipherable. Then, a breakdown.
This sound is so overused it’s nigh-on impossible to namedrop just one band for comparison. The worst part about it is that every song has a ridiculously brief cool bit. Take the semi-technical riff from the first song. It sounds like something from a Dillinger Escape Plan B-side. The difference between Dillinger and the Seeker is that Dillinger does “cool bits” throughout every song, and transitions endlessly from one “cool bit” to another. The Seeker has a “cool bit” somewhere in the middle of every song to make sure they haven’t lost your attention, and they then return to the painfully boring chugging they had previously exhibited through the rest of the song.
The songs are all very homogenous, and all follow a specific formula. Once the requisite “cool bit” is in place, The Seeker places “fast chug” sections, “slow chug” sections, and breakdowns. Every song has at least one section from each category. The fast chug sections are generally just one or two djent-y chords played ad nauseum, while the slow sections resemble heavy riffs. The breakdowns are your standard deathcore fare, with “violent” and “brutal” lyrics repeated over a “heavy” chugging attack played at a crawlingly slow place. It’s completely pedestrian.
Overall, the album is half an hour of completely unmemorable deathcore played on seven-string guitars. Why would you want to listen to this?