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Flee the Seen

Flee the Seen: Doubt Becomes the AddictionDoubt Becomes the Addiction (2006)
Facedown Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: crazytoledocrazytoledo
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After listening to the sampler that came with the February/March issue of AMP, I'm now going to have to buy it when ever it's released. The sampler introduced me to four outstanding bands: No Trigger, the Loved Ones, Skylines, and Flee the Seen. I didn't exactly expect much from this band, especiall.
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After listening to the sampler that came with the February/March issue of AMP, I'm now going to have to buy it when ever it's released. The sampler introduced me to four outstanding bands: No Trigger, the Loved Ones, Skylines, and Flee the Seen. I didn't exactly expect much from this band, especially after I saw their press photo, but damn this was a surprise.

Kim Anderson is easily the best female vocalist in the scene right now. And unlike some female vocalists, she isn't the only thing that will gather people's attention (Lacuna Coil, Paramore). Kim Anderson's mellow singing vocals are dead on, and she perfectly delivers the emotion around the choruses. You could probably describe her voice as a stronger version of Tsunami's Bomb vocalist Agent M. At times her male counterparts handle the vocals, which range from some laid back singing (think the Forecast) on tracks like "I'll Be Back on Sunday," to the high-pitched snarls layered behind Anderson's singing on "Wire Tap Out."

Musically, Flee the Seen try to at least keep it different. The music can pretty much be described as post-hardcore. At times, like on "Wire Tap Out," the music also features a few breakdowns and slower hardcore-ish moments. On "I'll Be Back on Sunday," the music is almost dreamy, filled with a mix of R.L. Brooks' and Anderson's mellow vocals to create the perfect atmosphere for the song.

Flee the Seen are one hell of a surprise. Not only do they bring one of the best female vocalists ever, they actually back it with worthy music and don't have to be carried by the vocals alone. If you're looking for a slightly different and fresh taste in this scene, or are just looking for something to fill the void of the now defunct Tsunami Bomb, check this out.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 26, 2006)

I'm also friends with these guys, and I'm probably just being biased, but I love the album.

Also, just to correct some statements that were made: They're not a Christian band, Facedown Records was actually looking to expand their base past the Christian Harcore scene and signed a secular band. I won't name names but two of the band members are openly Christian...two of them are "not-so-openly" Christian. Either way, the band does not consider themselves to be a Christian band, nor do they consider their music to be used as spreading the word of Christianity, which I think would be required for a band to be considered "Christian."

Either way, I'm proud of these guys. I know its not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm digging it. Good day.

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

best band ever

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

Full on ten, these guys (and gal) started in my area, I know them personally, I caught them at a band practice and I was expecting nothing less than an outstanding record. I couldn't be happier for the four of them. The music they make is a great thing for the scene, for Hardcore Kids, and Indie Kids. I can't wait to hear the next CD I'm already, too anxious.

-Jeff Smith

Anonymous (March 23, 2006)

"Kim Anderson is easily the best female vocalist in the scene right now."

i think u need to listen to ally french...then take the statement back...thank you

END OF THREAD.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (March 19, 2006)

I know will, i was just fucking around, some people see red whenever they hear that term so i just thought i'd throw it out and see how you reacted.

Anonymous (March 19, 2006)

Actually, I'm a democratic socialist with a few ideas taken from the communal anarchist book.

-Will

crazytoledo (March 19, 2006)

I tihink so.

Anonymous (March 19, 2006)

Are Comeback Kid christian?

givemeamuseumandillfillit (March 19, 2006)

Will, you're such a "south park republican".

Anonymous (March 18, 2006)

I agree 100% with the last post.

I have no problem with Christians who are really Christians. I personally don't believe that Jesus was the messiah, but I don't think that you can attack people for believing in that. Being against people for their actions makes no sense- We can only judge peoples' reason. I find that a lot of Christians abuse their religion as an excuse to forcefeed their values on society and manipulate others, but I have common sense to know that that's not what the religion actually stands for.

-Will

Anonymous (March 18, 2006)

Non-hypocritical Christianity and punk ethics coincide. Think about it. Human equality fighting against racism, classism, sexism, etc. (some will argue against the sexism part, but look at when the Bible was written. God is sexless, but He/She wants you to know Him/Her personally. That's part of the reason for personifying. Anyways, women werenâ??t looked upon with high esteem, so it wouldâ??ve been hard to refer to God as She.) Jesus went against the political and religious leaders. He went amongst the â??sinners,â? the sick, and the poor. Itâ??s like that quote from Ghandi that I think goes â??I like your Christ. I do no like your Christians.â? I donâ??t like hypocritical Christians either, but I do like the ones who love and do not judge, believe it or not, there are some out there without all this crazy aborted baby pictures and Bush loving. Believe what you want to believe (I donâ??t like when people force their beliefs on people either), but let me believe what I believe.

Anonymous (March 18, 2006)

Rad band

crazytoledo (March 18, 2006)

You also have Calico System, but there a pretty good band.

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

I think they are from Kanas City and they need to stay away from St. Louis. We already have enough crap with So They Say and Story of the Year.

feeeding5000 (March 17, 2006)

new slogan for facedown: "Jesus and Punk: The Best Combonation Since Chocolate and Human Feces!"

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

Pretty good review crazytoledo, you keep getting better and better and I give you props for keeping it up. I'll be sure to check this out.

crazytoledo (March 17, 2006)

Posted by etwiels88 on 2006-03-17 14:59:04

Hahaha, toledo's reviews are like the exact opposite of every other reviewer

Of recent that statement is kind of wrong. Of recently released or coming up cds, I like the following:

Lawerence Arms
No Trigger
Ligeia
Atreyu
Flee the Seen
Bad Religion DVD
Darkest Hour reissue

Stuff I disliked:

Hawthorne heights
From First to Last
So They Say
Killing Moon
Etc.

etwiels88 (March 17, 2006)

Hahaha, toledo's reviews are like the exact opposite of every other reviewer

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

shouldn't their name be Flee the Scene? Flee the Seen doesn't make sense.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (March 17, 2006)

Crazytoledo, you're now officially the 2005/06 version of what everyone thought wuss emo rock stood for (me myself, i actually liked the dude, he just like poppunk, whats wrong with that?).

Allular (March 17, 2006)

Oh, the couple songs I've heard of this are alright. I appreaciate Facedown's doing something different this time around.

Allular (March 17, 2006)

"a faceless, crappy AND christian band at that.
let's all discuss the fact that the first comeback kid has a version printed without the blood on the cover (artwork), so that it could be sold in christian book stores with the rest of Facedown's BS jesus rock."

At least they're playing with conviction.

What's your beliefs so I can tear THAT down?

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

a faceless, crappy AND christian band at that.
let's all discuss the fact that the first comeback kid has a version printed without the blood on the cover (artwork), so that it could be sold in christian book stores with the rest of Facedown's BS jesus rock.

crazytoledo (March 17, 2006)

Facedown had Comeback Kid.

So your theory is disproven.

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

You've got to be kidding.

It's on Facedown- need I say more?

I'm pretty sure this band is from around my area (Missouri). Either that, or they just always play crappy shows around here for no reason.

Anyway, just another faceless crap band.

-Will

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