Review: Seether pack Saint Andrews for second show
Tracy Heck

This week, Seether played back to back shows in Detroit at Saint Andrews Hall on Wednesday and Thursday with Letters from the Fire and Detroit's own Kaleido. The band is out touring behind their new release Poison the Parish, which features new hit single "Let You Down."

Thursday's Saint Andrews Hall show was packed to capacity and although the band did pull out "Let You Down," the setlist mostly stuck to the band's older material with hits like "Fine Again," "Country Song" and "Fake It" delighting the crowd.  The band also pulled out some tracks from their last album, 2014's Isolate and Medicate, with "Nobody Praying For Me" and "Words As Weapons," which got a huge crowd reaction as they sang along to the chorus.

Seether opened the show in style with a sea of lights and lasers before blasting into "Gasoline." Vocalist Shaun Morgan spent most of the show bathed in darkness as the lights swirled around him and the rest of the band gave it their all, including Clint Lowery (Sevendust) who has joined the band for the tour on guitar.

The set highlight was a fantastic performance of "Rise Above This," which allowed Morgan to really let go and share his passionate enthusiasm for the music.

Ahead of Seether, Kaleido took to the stage for a short, but hard-hitting set of their Detroit-bred rock that included some songs from their brand new release Experience, including new single "Die Tryin'" and the groovy "Trouble In Paradise." For anyone who hadn't heard of the band beforehand, they certainly made a impression. Later, vocalist Christina Chriss returned to the stage to sing the popular Seether duet "Broken" with Morgan and showed off her incredible vocal prowess.

Letters from the Fire also pulled out a killer set of rock that included the title track from their 2016 release Worth the Pain, as well as a new track off of a upcoming release. The band also pulled out crowd fave "Mother Misery." Vocalist Alexa Kabazie has the ability to change gears whenever it is needed and her incredible stage presence had the crowd eating out of her hands.

The evening was truly a satisfying block of rock in a intimate venue with great sound that left everyone in attendance feeling lucky they had a chance to catch the show.


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