Seether played a style of heavy metal mostly associated with the post-grunge era of alternative music, complete with self-obsessed lyrics and a sound that mixed crunchy distortion with brooding texture. Hailing from South Africa, the group was discovered by Wind Up Records and instantly pushed to the moon by the label. They landed a spot on the popular Ozzfest tour and managed to release an EP while biding their time for the unveiling of their full-length debut in the summer of 2002. Issued that August, Disclaimer was an immediate hit, boasting a solid single in "Fine Again". Seether spent much of the following year on the road, where singer Shaun Morgan's relationship with Evanescence siren Amy Lee blossomed. But while the tour time ensured top of mind status for Seether, it also delayed their return to the studio. In March '04 a few tracks appeared on the Punisher soundtrack, including a duet version of Disclaimer's "Broken" featuring Lee. Then, in June of that year, Disclaimer II appeared, with a handful of new tracks fleshing out the original album. Grateful for the fan support his band had received to that point, Morgan took to the Internet message boards almost immediately to explain the curious move. Evidently unhappy with Disclaimer's initial mix, he'd seen an opportunity to re-evaluate the release, and give listeners some new content as a holdover until the proper follow-up, slated for 2005. To that end, Disclaimer II featured the Lee/Morgan duet version of "Broken", as well as a bonus DVD. Their proper sophomore effort, Karma and Effect, was released in May of 2005.