The choice to do this and other acoustic performances was made because of stomach problems suffered by singer Shaun Morgan, which kept him from screaming as much as the band's music would normally require. See more »
This entire acoustic experiment was pretty weird. Most of Seether's songs just don't translate that well to acoustic. The only real exceptions from where I sit were "Truth," which I actually thought was better acoustic, and "The Gift," which I thought to be comparable to its well-known electric version.
But the video of the show itself, which is of course what this IMDb page is all about, is especially weird. It seemed like the director was trying to make too much happen that wasn't actually there. There were way too many shots that stayed on-screen for a total of about a second. And they weren't subtle fades, either; the shot would appear, quickly fade to black, and a brief moment later be replaced by another shot (probably from the other side of the stage or perhaps even of the crowd), then the whole thing would start over again. And again. A nice hard camera never hurt anyone. Neither did sticking with the same shot for more than five seconds. It was as if the goal was to show each band member as many different times as possible in each song. It's reasonable to not just want to show the singer, but taken beyond its logical extreme the approach just produces headache. It might have been helpful also to put each song's title on screen as a graphic, since they weren't introduced by Shaun Morgan (or if they were, it was edited out), and two of the songs aren't from any of Seether's major label albums.
Ultimately, I probably rated this too high as Seether is absolutely my favorite band, and I actually was the one who submitted this title and got it listed. As I said in the title, the whole thing is pretty weird, and that's kind of a compelling novelty, but I think people who aren't already fans of the band would probably not enjoy One Cold Night.
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