By Amber Ainsworth, Staff Writer
Seether brought a wave of energy to The Fillmore when they made a stop in Detroit last month.
Performing for a crowd ranging from a youngest of around six (perched on his dad’s shoulders) to middle-aged and beyond, the rockers from Africa brought an arsenal of music to entertain all of their many fans. It was a full house, with people cramming the floor to see both Seether and Papa Roach during one of the many sold-out shows on their co-headlining tour.
Though there was a blend, the setlist was heavily driven by older tracks and songs that easily define Seether as a band. There was hardly a song on the bill that wouldn’t be recognized by even the newest or slightest fan, a move that kept the audience energized throughout the entire time the group was on the stage.
“We play loud and like to sweat,” said drummer John Humphrey in an interview prior to the Detroit date, “I think the songs come across live with a lot of energy.”
With 12 powerhouse tracks, Humphrey wasn’t exaggerating. There wasn’t a single moment during the set that the band wasn’t making noise or moving on the stage.
The first four songs played all came from albums that were released prior to 2008, before the setlist jumped into a block of songs off their 2014 release, “Isolate and Medicate.” In the six months since its release, its singles have gained plenty of attention, and the three song chunk of new songs was a perfect twist after so many old songs.
Seether’s performance was tied together by three songs that were all once Billboard chart topping singles at the time of their release. Besides being a show that was able to provide an upbeat and engaging show for all fans, by playing hit after hit after hit, Seether was able to show their dominance and influence they continue to have on the rock world. For a band that’s been continually growing for over a decade, they’ve got a lot to show for it, and they brought all of that to Detroit.