Karma and Effect

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Karma and Effect
Studio album by Seether
Released 24 May 2005
Recorded 5 October 2004–9 January 2005
Length 60:55
Label Wind-up
Producer Bob Marlette
Seether chronology
Disclaimer II
(2004)Disclaimer II2004
Karma and Effect
Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
(2007)Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces2007
Singles from Karma and Effect
  1. "Remedy"
    Released: 11 April 2005
  2. "Truth"
    Released: 6 September 2005
  3. "The Gift"
    Released: 28 February 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
musicOMH (mixed)[3]
Ultimate Guitar 9.5/10[4]

Karma and Effect is the third studio album by the South African rock band Seether. It was released on 24 May 2005 by Wind-up Records. It is certified gold in the US and Canada.

Upon release, the album debuted in the top 10 in many countries around the world and the first single "Remedy" held the top spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Following singles "Truth," and "The Gift", though not to the same extent, also found success on rock radio. Since its release the album has sold 635,413 units in the U.S. and nearly 800,000 worldwide. This is the band's second and final release with lead guitarist Pat Callahan before his departure a year later.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Because of Me" 3:36
2. "Remedy" 3:27
3. "Truth" 3:50
4. "The Gift" 5:34
5. "Burrito" 3:51
6. "Given" 3:46
7. "Never Leave" 4:59
8. "World Falls Away" 4:40
9. "Tongue" 4:05
10. "I'm the One" 2:48
11. "Simplest Mistake" 5:28
12. "Diseased" 3:40
13. "Plastic Man" (The actual song is 3:49, the rest of the song is 5 minutes of silence) 8:49
14. "Kom saam met my" (Hidden track, sung in Afrikaans) 2:18
Total length: 55:51


Unreleased songs[edit]

Before the release of Karma and Effect, a blog from the band on their website stated that there would be three b-side tracks for the album. They are: "Let Me Go", "Innocence" and "Blister". "Let Me Go" has been released and can be found on the "Remedy" single. "Innocence" and "Blister" were never mixed or mastered, but both songs, likely obtained off the album's demo tapes, were made available on a fan site for a short time. All of these songs were eventually included on the second disc of their greatest hits album, Seether: 2002-2013.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[5] 39
French Albums Chart[6] 168
German Albums Chart[7] 94
New Zealand Albums Chart[8] 25
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 74
US Billboard 200[10] 8


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[11] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Kergan, Wade. "Karma and Effect - Seether". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ Wood, Mikael (June 24, 2005). "Karma and Effect Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ Day, Tom (September 19, 2005). "Seether - Karma and Effect". musicOMH. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Karma And Effect Review". Ultimate Guitar. 
  5. ^ "Seether - Karma And Effect" Check |url= value (help). australian-charts.com. 
  6. ^ "Seether - Karma And Effect" Check |url= value (help). lescharts.com. 
  7. ^ "Seether > Longplay-Chartverfolgung". Musicline.de (in German). PhonoNet. 
  8. ^ "Seether - Karma And Effect" Check |url= value (help). charts.org.nz. 
  9. ^ "Seether - Karma And Effect" Check |url= value (help). hitparade.ch. 
  10. ^ "Karma and Effect - Seether". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Seether – Karma and Effect". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Seether – Karma and Effect". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH