I've been wondering ever since Digital Renegade was announced, why I See Stars was planning another album so early. Was it for the fans? Was it for the critics that panned their 2011 album The End of the World Party? Or is it because they are that motivated to revolutionaize everything? Regardless, they impress, even if that means they barely scratched the surface of something new. In simple terms, it's stronger then both their previous albums. It's heavier then anything they've previously released that it feels edgy and risky at the same time. The integrated electronic sound has never felt more comftorable then ever before, clearly demonstrating a better understanding of what "electronicore" is. As some songs show passion for music making, a lot of it sometimes feels like rinse and repeat for each breakdown and every beat. Most importantly, It's a love letter to their dedicated fans and the club scene. This is their best album to date.
This album is the best I See Stars have to offer yet in their still relatively young life as a band. Everything has pretty much improved tenfold from previous albums and is executed with proficiency most of the time. Seems a bit underrated on this site, tbh.
If 3OH!3 and melo deth had an affair. Great, just what the world needs. More of The Browning, and who could forget the almighty insensibility that several other similar acts haad on us. Oh, the impact is just too much to bear.
While I See Stars demonstrates improvement from their previous efforts with improved electronic components, less reliance on poppy choruses and more solid harsh vocals, it isn't enough to make up for the out of place cleans, horrid lyricism and for the most part generic instrumentation.