10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The rabid angst that fulminates from these volatile songs plays with a raw adolescent rebellion that can awaken the inner teenager in anyone who has ever remarked (or even thought), “You’re not the boss of me.” Of Mice and Men’s eponymous debut opens with “YDG,” a cacophonous catharsis of erupting sonic assaults marked by a rhythm section firing off like wartime artillery alongside chord-crunching, lead-shredding guitars. Carlile’s feral temper-tantrum vocals conflict and combine in a yin-yang symbiosis with bass player Jaxin Hall’s melodic backing vocals, especially on the instantly accessible “Second & Sebring,” which has just enough melodious moments to prove wrong those parents who opine with the age-old criticism, “It’s all just a bunch of yelling.” (The ending even has a coda stripped down to piano and Hall’s hushed vocals). Anyone tired of other formulaic metalcore acts should check “Seven Thousand Miles for What,” which sounds like three songs sewn together with guitar strings, ripped hair and frayed vocal chords.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The rabid angst that fulminates from these volatile songs plays with a raw adolescent rebellion that can awaken the inner teenager in anyone who has ever remarked (or even thought), “You’re not the boss of me.” Of Mice and Men’s eponymous debut opens with “YDG,” a cacophonous catharsis of erupting sonic assaults marked by a rhythm section firing off like wartime artillery alongside chord-crunching, lead-shredding guitars. Carlile’s feral temper-tantrum vocals conflict and combine in a yin-yang symbiosis with bass player Jaxin Hall’s melodic backing vocals, especially on the instantly accessible “Second & Sebring,” which has just enough melodious moments to prove wrong those parents who opine with the age-old criticism, “It’s all just a bunch of yelling.” (The ending even has a coda stripped down to piano and Hall’s hushed vocals). Anyone tired of other formulaic metalcore acts should check “Seven Thousand Miles for What,” which sounds like three songs sewn together with guitar strings, ripped hair and frayed vocal chords.

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4.6 out of 5
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br000tal

eeek!

if you dont like this you have no soul

superjujubees

you cant get better

austin carlile is the greatest screamer hands down....buy this album

jacaj23

BUY THE ALBUM>>> ENTIRE ALBUM

Attack Attack fans meet Of Mice & Men. I have been looking forward to this album since i heard about the inception of this band (with the lead singer from attack attack). If you like We Came as Romans, A Day To Remember, And Then There Were None, you will love these guys. (if you havent heard of the bands previously mentioned.... get on that!! ) Every song on the CD is catchy, and if not on the first play through will be sure to grow on you! BUY THIS ALBUM best songs on CD are Second & Seabring and This Ones For You

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