Sound — 10
Seether's latest effort, "Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray", brings a unique assortment of songs. The song "Country Song", being the single, proves that Seether is able to blend genres and create music that is original. The album beings in the best way it could, with a hard rocking song, "Fur Cue". It pumps adrenaline through your entire body! "Master Of Disaster" and "Roses" prove the uncanny ability for Shaun and the band to write songs that are sonically amazing and dynamically pefect. The music is very good, in fact amazing, considering the fact that Troy left the band. Shaun Morgan has proven time and time again that he is a force in the music world and this latest record proves even more of that he is a musical genius.
Lyrics — 10
Shaun's lyrics are, as always, deep and heartfelt. He paints pictures with words, as well as his music. Morgan should be recognized in the same level of amazing song writting ability as Kurt Cobain, which ironically was one of Shaun's idols. Shaun Morgan is more of a poet in this record, though. In "Pass Slowly", Morgan shows his ability to to paint pictures through words.
Overall Impression — 10
Once again Seether proves that they are force to be reckoned with in the music industry and will time and time again make music that touches musicians as well as inspires. I love how the album was produced. I would definitley buy this record again if I lost it or it was stolen. In fact, the record might be stolen due to it's amazing songs.