- KYS: 38
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Regardless of genre labelling, this is a mediocre album. I Am Abomination's technical ability is impressive, but their songwriting does not match. The band has no end of potential, but the album just went by in a blur.
However, if you like Protest The Hero and all your songs sounding the same, by all means check out I Am Abomination.
- KYS: 75
- User: 20
‘Outlive You All’ offers no surprises. But, putting context into our analysis, this is an overwhelmingly positive statement. The album is no-nonsense, fundamental music. The full-length does not prioritise with complexity. Bleeding Through and Atreyu fans will love the debut offering, while neutral listeners should find reason to equally engage.
- KYS: 75
- User: 37
On their third EP, I Call Fives have married the styles of their previous releases together, creating a pop punk sound that is fast, full of energy and highly accessible. The result is a four-track effort layered with diversity, taking the listener on a short, memorable journey of breakneck punk, slow-burning ballads and even an experimentation with acoustic songwriting. ‘Something That’s Not You’ is I Call Fives at their most adventurous.
- KYS: 55
- User: 40
When bands put out two albums in a short space of time there is always the danger of the latter seeming rushed. I See Stars seem to have fallen into that trap with their third release, Digital Renegade. In an attempt to be “heavier” after the more pop-punk effort of 2011, The End Of The World Party, the extra breakdowns and screaming mixed with electronica unfortunately fall short of culminating in an album showing true progression and growth. Older fans of the band and fans of the genre will be pleased, but from the neutral its lack of inventive songwriting is disappointing.