Of Mice & Men released their third studio album Restoring Force on January 28th, the album was produced by David Benedeth who produced albums by bands like Bring me the Horizon, Breaking Benjamin and A Day to Remember. When hearing Austin Carlile say in a interview this album would be more structured and more rock / nu metal sounding I was really excited and had high expectations for this album and hoped to hear a lot from Aaron. It seemed like the fans went forever without hearing anything about a release date or anything about the album until a picture appeared in AP magazine saying the album would be released on January 28th, shortly after Of Mice & Men released a studio video giving fans a sneak peak and things seemed to happen one after another after that video was released.
This album is one of my favorites by Of Mice & Men; Austin and Aaron’s vocals are very strong as well as the instrumentals. I agree with Austin when he says the album is more structured and has a more rock / nu-metal feel. Being unable to get into the constant heaviness that was the old Of Mice & Men albums this one really leaved me pleased. There are a lot of elements inside of this album, I think it is going to change the way people view nu-metal but not being completely nu-metal the album has some standard hardcore and heavy metal elements deep inside this album.
The first song on the album titled Public Service Announcement packs a real punch telling people that his life is none of their business and that people always go on to judge him when they don’t know anything about him. Public Service Announcement also goes on to touch about his three days in jail. One of my favorite songs off the album is Feels Like Forever, the way this song opens is just amazing and definitely think that this should be one of the singles off the album. Another You slows things down and brings a real personal touch to this album and Aaron’s voice in this song is one of my favorite things. My final favorite song off this album is You Make me Sick, there isn’t really a bad song on this album.
I would definitely recommend this album and say everyone should give it a listen. It will be a great album to hear live and will open many doors for Of Mice & Men as far as festivals and possibility of bands to tour with. You can check Of Mice & Men out on the American Dream tour with Bring Me the Horizon and Issues as well as South by so What and Rock on the Range! View this official tour dates here
Overall rating: 5/5
During a interview at NAMM Munky, the guitarist for Korn has let it slipped that the band will be played the Mayhem Festival this summer along with Avenged Sevenfold.
You can view the video here.
We will keep you updated as dates and bands are officially released for this years Mayhem Festival!
Welcome to Rockville is back this year with a bang!
Special discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will be held from January 28-30. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted 2-day weekend General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. Weekend General Admission ticket pre-sale prices are as follows (plus fees):
Tuesday, January 28: $69.50
Wednesday, January 29: $79.50
Thursday, January 30: $89.50
To obtain a password to access the ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com
Regularly priced weekend and single day tickets for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockvillego on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and select Jacksonville Metro PCS locations. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available. Single day tickets will start at $59.50 and Two day general admission tickets will start at $99.50
Blessthefall are heading out this spring on the Hollow Bodies Tour with support from Silverstein, The Amity Affliction, Secrets and Heartist. You can pick up your tickets here
Sempiternal - Bring Me the Horizon
The Blackest Beautiful - Letlive
Common Courtesy by A Day to Remember
From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria
Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy