Seer Seeker - To The Core - Album Review - Alternative Electronic Rock from Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Seer Seeker - To The Core - Album Review - Alternative Electronic Rock from Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Seer Seeker - To The Core - Album Review - Alternative Electronic Rock from Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

It is one of those calm and peaceful evenings here in the Finnish prison. Day by day, I am regaining my strength, returning to my senses, in other words, to my factory settings. After spending a positive morning outside dealing with my daily errands, it was this time, the To The Core album was playing in my earpods on repeat, released on December 14, 2023, by Seer Seeker, hailing from Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.

Seer Seeker - Light It Up (Official Audio)

First of all, the album sparked my curiosity with the nostalgic influences it contained, even though there is almost nothing nostalgic about the soundscapes nor the production in its foundation. Nevertheless, I cannot deny the fact that the music encapsulated in the To The Core album transported me back to my childhood days, reminding me of the joy I experienced while listening to Linkin Park. Admittedly, the album contributed to the positive feelings I had after getting up in the morning.

Although I have never been deeply involved in electronic soundscapes, Seer Seeker stood out for me for his interpretation of electronic, hip-hop, trap, rock, dubstep, and even metal elements in his musical concept. From time to time, you get to hear familiar vibes from Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, and Korn, as a metal music enthusiast. In the particular song, "Light It Up," the foundational work that was laid out in the song has undoubtedly influences from these pioneers, even though they weren't directly presented.

Musically, "Light It Up" caught my attention with its simple approach to structure, focusing more on the general vibe and groove. Together with these nuances, it most certainly does qualify as a banger as we use the term mainly for rock and metal music, for its bass lines and groovy sections that evoked memories of Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu of Korn.

Moreover, the songs in the album mainly follow a commercial path while incorporating electronic and rock influences in its foundation. The vocalist generally has the leading role, yet the hierarchy is constant. I was satisfied by both instrumental and melodic sections throughout the album.

Also, I have to admit that Seer Seeker's leading vocals is one of the indispensable elements in this music, who successfully guides you through a dynamic journey for about 22 minutes. He mainly uses two vocal personalities; singing rap and hip-hop that reminded me of Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and his singing style, while being melodic and adaptable in his other, generally starring in the chorus sections.

Lastly, one of the things that the album made me think was that it is undoubtedly the work of a producer, or someone who is competent at sound engineering. Soundwise, the album shows promise with its electronic and post-modern climate, ranging from hip-hop to dubstep while never losing the momentum. I remember feeling delighted at many moments during my listen after years, taking a long walk while listening to such banger music in my ears.

Seer Seeker, To The Core album front cover artwork. Credit: Unknown

On the other side of the coin, with all due respect, it was obvious to me that the music belongs to an artist who is still searching for his signature sound. While it has flaws and imperfections, none of these mattered to me for a second during my listening.

In conclusion, I had a delightful experience listening to the To The Core album from start to finish. Surely a promising conceptual work that incorporates electronic, trap, and rock elements seamlessly, accompanied by melodic elements, commercial potential, and a leading vocalist. Thank you for reading.

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