Counted among the handful of recruits recently added to the Victory Records stable of heavyweights is a vicious Texas-based metalcore bruiser that goes by the name of Seeker. “Unloved,” Seeker’s upcoming full-length album, will mark the band’s very first release for Victory, and with it they will undoubtedly prove a wise addition to the label, just as they have already proven themselves to the music scene in general these last few years.
The ten songs on Seeker’s “Unloved” album are equivalent to a wrecking ball of sound, smashing through the walls of obscurity to introduce their brutal onslaught of sound to the music world. To be sure, these four remarkably talented noise-makers are quickly establishing themselves as a force with which to be reckoned, with heavily distorted six-string progressions which rip through each composition like a rusty buzz-saw, intricate and sweeping leads which are interwoven throughout the fabric of the songs, thundering low-end accompaniment that isn’t just the rhythm’s bastard but a beast unto itself, hyper-aggressive drumbeats like the unrelenting fists of a seasoned bare-knuckle boxer pummeling his opponent against the ropes, and frayed vocal cord growls and screams. In varying degrees, the material on “Unloved” shows that Seeker’s sound is as prone to blurring the lines between hardcore and all-out death metal as Integrity, as fevered and hyperactive as Kill the Client, as gritty and aggressive as Asschapel, and as abrasively heavy and mathematically tight as Soilent Green. And that is saying a hell of a lot!
Having only formed in 2011, Seeker must be doing something right to have acquired such a fast growing fan base, and to have caught the attention of Victory Records, one of the leading heavy music labels in today’s scene. The October 29th release of “Unloved” on Victory is Seeker’s label debut, and it’s not likely to be their last. As such, the four-piece is gearing up to head out on the road to tour in support of “Unloved” alongside King Conquer, Betrayal, Aegaeon, and others. Being on the road, however, isn’t a foreign concept for these four, since they have spent much their time on the road touring since coming together three years ago.
Regarding Seeker’s “Unloved” album, the publication Decibel wrote: “Part noise rock. Part old-school metalcore. All f**king lethal.” My sentiments exactly.