Bassist/vocalist Bryce Lucien sounds like a younger version of George ‘Corpsgrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse, bellowing his guts out like a gorilla tossed into a meat grinder.

The evolution of death metal has been one of pure amazement. Having grown up with pioneers such as Obituary, Decide and Entombed I never would have envisioned music so savagely serious becoming even more unmerciful but it has.

Seeker is part of a new wave of extreme acts blending metalcore, death metal and progressive rock into something worthy of death’s forefathers. The attack is insanely fast like a deathcore version of Nile. Bassist/vocalist Bryce Lucien sounds like a younger version of George ‘Corpsgrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse. He bellows his guts out like a gorilla tossed into a meat grinder. This viciousness must be appreciated.

The short tracks keep the music from sounding repetitive. I initially envisioned the song titles as the exploration of emotion but they are so much more. Upon fully reading the lyrics I realized this collection could be interpreted as a morbid concept album. For example, the final line of the second song “Throat” is: ‘Answer the Void’ and the very next song is a called “Void”. The similarities are too numerous to cite. This gruesome voyage ends with the title track “Loss”, a complex look at sorrow through the eyes of possession.

Like the lyrics, I discovered more layers to Seeker’s music with repeated listens. The melodies are brutal and fast but they are also progressive, especially the guitars, which have a real experimental feel. Highlight tracks for me are: “Throat”, “Void”, “Rot”,” Swallowed” and “Loss”.

Seeker has put themselves on the map with Loss. It is a fiendishly multi-layered offering intent on obliterating any listener. Find some Loss before the Seeker finds you! \m/

Seeker are:

• Andy Torres – Guitar

• Alex Curry – Drums

•  Bryan Lucien – Bass/Vocals

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