It's difficult to believe The Satellite Year are from Germany, the country of generic Judas Priest clones and Rammstein fans, because their debut album "Mission: Polar Lights" sounds like arch-American emo-tinged alternative rock in every possible way. Here I'm thinking of bands like Anberlin, Boys Like Girls, Madina Lake, and maybe even Jimmy Eat World in places, all of whom The Satellite Year reference at one point or another throughout the course of this record.
For me they are like a way better and cooler Thirty Seconds To Mars. This is a great record.
1, ...And we will dance to your heartbeat
2, Because this ain't Vegas
3, Girls go movie
4, Scene scene scenery (We are so far from perfect)
5, Citizens. Districts. Telescopes
6, Jelly Jelly, How to survive such a trip?
7, Il y a que la vérité qui blesse
8, You are fiction/I am actor
9, Yeah, the ocean!
10, Give up, God
11, A campus: A heart: A star
12, 'C' is for competition (We may collide)
13, Actio equals reactio
With catchy hooks and big, anthemic choruses, the singer shares a whole lot of common ground with the emotional croon of the Hawthorne Heights vocalist, though the music itself is a little brighter and more electro-rock influenced, while still retaining that Armor For Sleep/Anberlin type of alternative rock feel to it. Essentially, it means that you'll be dealing with a whole lot of melodrama and emotiveness in their sound, which need not be a bad thing always, and it isn't in this case either. Songs like "Because This Ain't Vegas", "Citizens. Districts. Telescopes", or "Jelly, Jelly, How To Survive Such A Trip?" are all catchy and sing-alongable.
(Review from Rockfreaks.net
The Satellite Year - Mission: Polarlights CD
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