12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their fifth album—their first since frontman Austin Carlile’s departure—California’s Of Mice & Men push full steam ahead. Stepping into Carlile's shoes is bassist Aaron Pauley, on both clean and screamed vocals. Defy’s grunge-influenced melodies and (occasionally) dipping tempos breathe diversity and digestibility into the formidable metalcore mix. While the titular track and “Unbreakable” sing of strength and perseverance, “On the Inside” and “Warzone” reveal painful truths. Sandwiched in the middle comes an audacious album highlight: a roaring rendition of Pink Floyd’s classic “Money.” With Defy, Of Mice & Men not only prevail—they raise the bar.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their fifth album—their first since frontman Austin Carlile’s departure—California’s Of Mice & Men push full steam ahead. Stepping into Carlile's shoes is bassist Aaron Pauley, on both clean and screamed vocals. Defy’s grunge-influenced melodies and (occasionally) dipping tempos breathe diversity and digestibility into the formidable metalcore mix. While the titular track and “Unbreakable” sing of strength and perseverance, “On the Inside” and “Warzone” reveal painful truths. Sandwiched in the middle comes an audacious album highlight: a roaring rendition of Pink Floyd’s classic “Money.” With Defy, Of Mice & Men not only prevail—they raise the bar.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

91 Ratings

91 Ratings

An impressive new chapter.

I'm Not Very Creative...

While I loved the old OM&M with Austin, they haven’t slowed down AT ALL. Album is shaping up to being great with a perfect blend of heavy and soft.

Yes!!

Matt from the pit

VERY excited for this album!!!! Was disappointed in Cold World so hopefully this is a huge step up.

Early Review

Mr.2COOL

From the first 3 singles, this album is looking great so far, my boys are back and ready to kill the game 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

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