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I See Stars, 'Digital Renegade' May Be the Best Album of the Year

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

It's only April so the year is still pretty young, but I'm just massively impressed with the new I See Stars album Digital Renegade. No, the band isn't Glam. They are more in the vein of Asking Alexandria. A mix of metal, electronica and screamo.

I See Stars is a young band and they are on Sumerian Records, just like Asking Alexandria. They formed in 2006 in Michigan, so much Midwestern mad love to them.

Digital Renegade was released March 13, 2012. Digital Renegade has 10 tracks. Every single one of them is awesome. Yes, this means Digital Renegade is one of those rare albums where you can sit, listen all the way through, and not skip. Also, I've found Digital Renegade is a great running companion.

I hope my dear, die hard Glam fans are still reading this... and that you will give I See Stars a chance. If you want to preview some tracks, my favorites from Digital Renegade are the title track, "Endless Sky," "NZT48" and "Gnars Attacks." I like the song writing, the pop layers underneath and the metal guitars. I wish I See Stars was playing Rock on the Range this year -- maybe that will happen in the future. For whatever reason, Digital Renegade brings me immense happiness.

Give it a chance and let me know what you think.



Reader Comments (12)

ummmmmmmm....sorry, but that sucks. They must be paying you or your taste is changing....
April 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercoop
Al, that was atrocious. They were so all over the map and not in a good way. If you like the screamy stuff get the new Every Time I Die. Great band that has a rockstar vibe.
April 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Wow....got to agree with Coop and Scott, this is horrible
April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
no way!!!
This is the only album i have been listening to since its release. I completly agree with this assumption! Nice taste. I See Stars are really fresh i feel like glam fans will eventually catch on and like them hopefully. Awesome live too!
Which track is your favorite Allyson?
I really like the beggining of summer died in... reminds me of the 3D days ha but overall I'd have to say NZT48 or Endless Sky
and maybe filth friends and iBelieve
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflorentine
Sorry didn't read last paragraph yet! haha but have you seen them live? it would be sick if you did a review. and i completely agree about being able to listen to it straight through constantly ha!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflorentine
Im sorry for the multiple posts... but i just have to tell you how crazy it is that our favorite bands have been the same since i started reading this website! haha its ridiculous. First it was Aerosmith and Motley Crue (my first favorites), then Avenged Sevenfold came in the picture along with Bullet for My Valentine, and now Asking Alexandria and I See Stars! Is this just a common progression? But awesome choices! Let m e know some other groups you are liking because I most likely will as well!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflorentine
Wow - that's a great song. They remind me a lot of Bring Me the Horizon. I'm really digging bands like this who mash up electronica & metal.

Another similar band that I'm enjoying these days is Enter Shikari. Their latest, A Flash Flood of Colour, is pretty brilliant IMO.
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbryon
Part of my personal problem with this band is that the "Metal" portion of their sound is derivitive of the done-to-death metalcore sound of the mid-2000s. You can easily predict when the chunky breakdown will happen, as well as when the vocals will switch from screamo to clean. Yes, they do shake up this predictability by adding in some electronica and even slightly-industrial sounds, but it still doesn't work for me personally. Not that anyone cares, but my vote for album of the year so far is the new one from Flying Colors, the sort of supergroup with Mike Portnoy and Steve Morse...Amazing music!
April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Hey Florentine,

Shoot me an email to allyson@bringbackglam.com -

Thanks!
April 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
I agree completely.

I See Stars' album is probably the best album of the year, followed closely behind by Memphis May Fire - Challenger.

The Word Alive, Glass Cloud, and Haste the Day are tied for 3rd, in my opinion.
July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpek
The whole album is awesome, I've been listening since it came out, the new abandon all ships is pretty good too..
September 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterT101
This is a real and archetypical article that creates a different feelings about the digital society. Digital Renegade is a audio that becoming famous day to day for its upcoming musics and all the sweet activities in the video also. This is a well known and famous article of the music and and digital video world.
October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterResina

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