Release Date: June 15, 2004
Reviewed by Scott Olivenbaum
Seether’s Disclaimer, the original release, is a great album. An emotional journey through lead singer Shaun Morgan’s emotional hardships played to a grunge rock eerily reminiscent of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
Disclaimer II is a rip off by Wind Up Records and Seether. They remastered all of Disclaimer, smoothing out all of the ‘production flaws’ – which is always a mistake as the quirks make original recordings raw and endearing. Then they added songs that weren’t quite good enough to make the debut release or were recorded for movie soundtracks. To top it off, Seether re-recorded “Broken” with Morgan’s girlfriend, Evanescence’s Amy Lee. The result is a radio-friendly creampuff of a track that is lacking of the heartbreak that made the original so powerful.
The only track that was laying around that Seether didn’t throw in on II is the band’s spot-on cover of Nirvana’s “You Know Your Right”, a shame as it blows away all of the other detritus that is tossed on the album.
Even with an additional dvd thrown in with behind-the-scenes features, this release is nothing more than a poor bone thrown out to fans while the band tours and Morgan spends time with his girlfriend. Seether and Wind Up are just exploiting loyal fans for their personal gain.