By: Juan Garcia
‘The Flood’: Of Mice & Men’s second studio album is a force to be reckoned with. The band consists of Austin Carlile, Shayley Bourget, Phil Manansala, Valentino Arteaga and Alan Ashby. This Metalcore/Post-hardcore band took this album to another level. The album is heavier, catchier, and more in depth then their self-titled album.
For people who are listen to Attack Attack!, Lower Definition, and Asking Alexandria: OM&M delivers with their catching riffs, heart beating lyrics, and their heaviness in every song they made. I can honestly say that this is their best album.
Every song on this album has shown how much they’ve grown as a group and as a family. The second you press play, you want to start banging your head and scream the lyrics (that’s what I did). What caught my attention the most was the song “My Understandings” had no brake-down, for a Rise Record artist that almost unheard of. Yet the lyrics on the whole album are still as meaningful and can relate to anyone.
Overall for fan’s of their last album and new one’s who are listening to them for the first time, you won’t go wrong with this album. This post-hardcore band still has a lot to give and I can’t wait to see on what they deliver next. Must listen and buy!