Flee the Seen, a very talented, but short lived band, signed to Facedown Records on December 4, 2005. Already having an album recorded, they spent no time in the studio under the Facedown umbrella. Released in early 2006, Doubt Becomes the New Addiction, was Flee the Seen’s first and only full length album. It is unclear why Flee the Seen called it quits, but the official Facedown explanation is, “The end of the band (2009) cannot be attributed to any one revelation or mishap. It was not megalomania, for example, on the part of any band member. No, Flee the Seen’s breakup is the result of many things — some personal, others not so personal.” One possible reason that I see is that drummer, Aaron Crawford, had his own plans for music. Aaron Crawford and the Badcards released an explicit album featuring snakeskin boot clad legs of a woman for a cover and very sexual sounding song titles.
And as I woke up, I realized the things I’ve said, the plans I’ve made, it can’t happen until I’m dead, dead to myself, but alive in you
This album features a sound similar to that of Alesana, but not as riddled with metaphors. This album brings many Scriptures and biblical teachings to life with a beat and rhythm that makes you want to get up and jump around. Most songs also have their own post-hardcore feel, and it mixes beautifully with the punky sound. With two vocalists that do both cleans and screams, this album is very dynamic and never gets boring. This is an album that can easily cross the lines into secular culture; much like Underoath, this band can be liked on both sides of the fence. Doubt Becomes the New Addiction will have you screaming for more.
Take heart, the hardest part is over, this pain is not in vain, just wait and see, just trust in me
Flee the Seen, besides having an awesome name, made their mark on music in their few short years. They were named to Alternative Press magazine’s “100 Bands to Know” in 2006 with only one album. This album has sold 10,000+ copies to date.