Of Mice and Men
The Flood


1.5
very poor

Review

by rob g USER (4 Reviews)
June 12th, 2011 | 194 replies | 16,070 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Austin Carlile's screams have taken more virginities than glam rock

22 of 46 thought this review was well written

"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?"
-Georger W. Bush


Austin Carlile is obviously getting kicked in the nads as the sounds he makes on this album aren't possible to squeeze out without some kind of force. Maybe he deserves it. This idiot has been kicked out of two bands, including this one. Luckily, Jerry Roush is even bigger of a douche bag than Austin so they let him back in the band, along with his boyfriend, Alan Ashby on rhythm guitar. Then that weird oriental guy got kicked out and they moved the guy on cleans over to bass and made him cut his ugly scene hair. This new line-up delivers one ass-kicking, in your acne covered face, generic post hardcore album. It will have you bouncing of the walls of your house doing classic scene hardcore dance moves such as the raging bull, the windmill, and the bi curious make out session with some guy in tight pants. Am I maybe enjoying this album more because I got to see Lebron crying on my 48 inch tv? *** no. This rules. Lets breakdown this ***. lol get it. Breakdown.

From the first song, you can tell you might die while listening to this. But it would be worth it because the album is awesome man. This is music to rape to on steroids. In your face music for teenagers with anger issues. m/ Something many people will enjoy about this is the fact that there are less breakdowns on this than their debut. And even when there are breakdowns, there will usually be a gorgeous melodic lead being played over it. If not, you'll be treated to some of Carlile's deadly screams. And you can even hear the bass at times. On the song "Repeating Apologies", you can clearly here some pretty sexy Cliff Burton influenced bass riffage that just makes you want to take your clothes off.

Everyone knows the best part of this band is the cleans. "My Understandings" is the best example of just how good the cleans can get. That song has ZERO breakdowns. That's unheard of for a Rise band. I find it ironic that this is also the best song they have ever made. Breakdowns are kinda stupid I guess. But this band makes them work. Anyways, the cleans don't always work. Shayley's singing on songs like "Ohioisonfire" doesn't quite work and makes you want to pull the butcher knife away from your cat's throat. The lyrics are pretty stupid but you can't understand them, so why does it matter? For awhile I thought Carlile was screaming the same thing in every single song. It didn't make it any more or less enjoyable. Obviously he never realized that taking vocal lessons from Jacob Bannon would make it completely unnecessary to write actual lyrics.

Somehow, this band manages to set itself apart from the other bands in the genre. Perhaps their melodious riffs are just much better than all other bands of the genre. And the way they structure their songs can't be beaten. The breakdowns this band uses work because they know where to put them in the song. That damn kfc gave me heartburn.

Of Mice & Men is the leading band in the over populated scenecore pack, and with good reason. They don't let mean ugly virgin indie worshipping hipster trash keep them from doing what they do best: Writing testicle bursting generic post hardcore. Sure, music like this probably won't last 15-20 years, but right now, it's damn good. Rock on. Metal.

Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
-Ronnie James Dio



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RosaParks
June 12th 2011



14837 Comments


didnt really take this seriously and my sense of humor is awful so this probably sucks oh well

GregPuciato
June 12th 2011



60 Comments


great review man! i cant believe my eyes after reading that

taylormemer
June 12th 2011



4916 Comments


lolwut

RosaParks
June 12th 2011



14837 Comments


lol somebody actually posd thats great

xandermander
June 12th 2011



626 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The butcher knife comment has me in fucking tears. 1st pos

bloc
June 12th 2011



34774 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haha, nice work.

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RosaParks
June 12th 2011



14837 Comments


added another quote for the fuck of it m/

Acanthus
June 13th 2011



9537 Comments


Interesting, can't decide if I should be laughing or not though.

Obfuscation24
June 13th 2011



3939 Comments


posd

RosaParks
June 13th 2011



14837 Comments


this should get featured

Blindsided
June 13th 2011



1871 Comments


This is retarded.

MotherFLAPJACK
June 13th 2011



1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm really loving this album. This was a fun review to read. Pos'd

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2011



28443 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

album is so goosh i cant wait till seaanemone listens to it and then is like OMG U GUYS IM SUCH AN OLD DUDE HOW CAN U LIKE GENERICOAR IM AN OLD GUY I WET THE BED A LOT

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Satellite
June 13th 2011



20728 Comments


hahahaha pos'd

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2011



28443 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

i love the first paragraph of this review

RosaParks
June 13th 2011



14837 Comments


wow people actually enjoyed this and it took absolutely no thought at all
i just kept writing down random thoughts while listening to the album

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2011



28443 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

ok i love the last paragraph too i need to read it

taxidermist
June 13th 2011



7202 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I listened the other night. Was a 2.5-3 for me.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2011



28443 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

give it a 5 tho (just to be more like me).

RosaParks
June 13th 2011



14837 Comments


album rating 5

changed the summary also



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