I See Stars
New Demons


2.5
average

Review

by pizzamachine USER (228 Reviews)
March 1st, 2021 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Unadulterated angst in musical form!

I can imagine the advertising of this album. Br00tal growls!!! EP1C RIFFAGE SAUSAGE FEST OMG!!! CRAY CRAY DUBSTEP *** THAT MAKE PANTIES DROP!!! Based on this fake ad, you might imagine this is the most immature album ever created. You might be on to something if you said that. The growls sound like if a teenager had a bad cold, and decided it would sound cool if he tried to gargle cookies and gasoline, and then attempt to breathe fire. I mean, some of it works, but the other half of it sounds like what anyone’s mother might imagine growly vocals sound like. This all might be okay if the sung vocals didn’t sound like if someone grabbed the dude’s testicles and yanked on them, but that’s exactly what happened. I love high vocals if they sound, y’know, good, but no such luck. This lead singer has the most nasally performance I’ve heard, and I’ve listened to other albums before - a lot of them. The dude sings through his nose and sounds like he’s breathing helium, and boy does it create a headache. Bless his soul, he tried. Let’s not even mention the hilariously terrible lyrics involving whining about a terrible relationship, and subsequently getting revenge.

If you can somehow look past half of the album’s direction, there are some cool bits. The production is incredible, and the editing is on point. There are a lot of cool electronic bits, as well as great riffs. Seriously, whoever did these riffs had a brain wave. Well played, great chords, actually enjoyable chug sections, perfectly timed with everything, the guitarist knows his stuff. The highlight of the album is definitely the riffs, because I can’t imagine there being another highlight. If you listen to this album, it’s because of the heavy riffs, and that’s the only selling point. Well, that and the silly faux dubstep and silly electronic elements that are just silly. The electronics only work 20% of the time, because the rest of the time it completely drowns out the music. It’s almost as though they were aware of how grating the vocals would be.

There are some that will enjoy this gong show of an album. I enjoy it in the same way that I enjoy the Twilight series - ironically. I See Stars tried so very hard to create a mature album, and it didn’t work at all, and it is hilarious. Twilight has more highlights though, and doesn’t have some dude screaming at the top of his lungs the entire time. If you want to hear better vocals, I would suggest I See Stars’ newer album, it honestly sounds good. I kid you not. Not gonna lie, the vocals even sound great in that album, for real. Like, I’m being serious. Anyway, skip this one. I don’t know what happened here, but it’s just an abomination. There are much nicer sounding albums that you could be listening to in your free time, so I don’t know why you would settle here. Let’s give this album a 2.5 because I’m merciful and just, and because the guitars are good.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
BookoftheFallen
March 1st 2021


529 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

You were much too kind to this band.

pizzamachine
March 1st 2021


14382 Comments


I definitely pulled my punches.

parksungjoon
March 1st 2021


28957 Comments


cover looks like linkin park

Sinternet
March 1st 2021


24057 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is one of the only somewhat enjoyable albums in this style

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pizzamachine
March 1st 2021


14382 Comments


which is a sad fact

SteakByrnes
March 1st 2021


23215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Murder Mitten owns

Digging: Hail the Sun - New Age Filth

TheSpirit
March 1st 2021


27496 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is a step down in terms of quality from Digital Renegade, but it's probably the best produced metalcore album of all time.

Digging: Dark Watcher - Hymns Of A Godless Land

SymbolicInTime
March 1st 2021


7102 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album rules, their best by a mile

William21
March 1st 2021


609 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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Also what the heck happened to this band, they've basically vanished since Treehouse

Shamus248
March 1st 2021


491 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album still slaps

pizzamachine
March 2nd 2021


14382 Comments


Yeah, I need a Treehouse Part 2 thank you

ConcubinaryCode
March 2nd 2021


5607 Comments


These guys and pierce the veil are somewhat guilty pleasure from this scene and I think both disappeared because of sexual misconduct lol.

ConcubinaryCode
March 2nd 2021


5607 Comments


Pos, there's something nostalgic about pizza reviews

"cover looks like linkin park"

Very Meteora reminiscent

pizzamachine
March 2nd 2021


14382 Comments


Oh, didn’t know! 😱

Yes, no one reviews quite like me 🤪😶😬😵😉

sempiturtle
March 2nd 2021


1572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I just realized these guys haven't released an album in 5 years lol wut

Feather
March 25th 2021


6669 Comments


Gave Murder Mitten a spin out of curiosity and I am very impressed. I expected this to be wayyyyyyyyyy worse.



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