Seer
Vol 6
(2019)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Doom, Sludge
Sounds Like:
Jesu, Dirge
Monday, February 25, 2019
Through our innate supernatural insight we accurately predicted that Vol. 6 would be the next release for Seer. The five piece band hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia have quietly amassed an impressive collection of dark cavernous works. While we have taken the deepest dive into their latest release, perusal of their other works has gotten us juiced up to expand our Seer library. Seer is all about building an atmosphere of the unknown. Vol. 6 contains some impressive detailed swirling accents that really paint some wild imagery. Cauê Piloto’s artwork captures the essence of this album so fucking well. From his painting we embrace depth, texture, beauty, and overcast wonder so akin to what Seer has fortified in their latest volume.

Track Listing:
1. Oath of Exile (3:44)
2. Iron Worth Striking (8:39)
3. Seven Stars, Seven Stones (7:21)
4. Frost Tulpa (8:59)
5. As The Light Fades (7:46)
6. Prior Forms (2:26)

Standout Track:
"Seven Stars, Seven Stones" elevates the album to new heights. On this track, Bronson’s cries remind us of a polished Danzig, but more convincing and heartfelt. While all six tracks blend perfectly, this track feels like the anchor to the album, hitting its stride effortlessly.

Adult Beverage Pairing:
At 7.0% ABV Storm Brewing kills it with their Basil IPA. Vancouver alike, this is a match made in Seer heaven. Taste is basil with a light malty sweetness and light earthy hop bitterness.Light bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate.

ROTATION RECAP:
Captivation and Variety
9.6 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
9.5 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.3 out of 11

Percussion Prowess
9.6 out of 11

Vocal Performance
9.4 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.4 out of 11

Contrast
9.2 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
10.2 out of 11

Production Value
9.5 out of 11

Band Members:
Madison Norton - Drums
Bronson Lee Norton - Vocals, Piano, Percussion
Peter Sacco - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Josh Campbell - Bass Guitar, Chapman Stick, Synth
Kyle Tavares - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard, Synth, Percussion

Final Thoughts:
We are excited to continue to entrench ourselves in the works of Seer. Throw the BC natives into full rotation and let yourself travel through their inner workings. Bellowing bass and diverse melodies set these folks apart from the doom masses.

Previous Releases
Vol. 5 (2017)
Vol. III & IV Cult of the Void (2017)
Vol. 2 (2016)
Vol. 1 (2015)

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