Published Jan 21, 2014Definitely not to be confused with hey-ho'ing Icelandic folkies Of Monsters and Men, California metalcore crew Of Mice & Men are releasing their album Restoring Force on January 28 through Rise Records. But until then, the entire album can be streamed in Canada on Exclaim.ca
This is the follow-up to 2011's The Flood. In a statement, frontman Austin Carlile explained of the new record, "What happens after a disaster? What happens after The Flood? You return to normal. You find balance again. That's what we felt like we were doing with this album. We wanted this record to bring equilibrium back to our band and music. We're letting everyone know that we're here to stay. We're Restoring Force."
The album was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Hedley, Bring Me the Horizon) at House of Loud in Elmwood Park, NJ. Many of its 11 tracks contain punishing guitar riffs, relentlessly heavy rhythms and vocal cord-gouging screams. At other times, though, the band switch gears with more melody-driven and tuneful anthems.
Stream Restoring Force below, and see the band's tour schedule with Bring Me the Horizon here. If you like what you hear, you can also pre-order the album here.