Of Mice and Men share "How to Survive"

2019-02-15 by Nat S. | 66 Comments
Of Mice & Men have shared a new single, titled 'How to Survive'. The track features a much heavier sound than heard on recent albums, reminiscent of their earlier metalcore sound.

'How to Survive' will presumably be featured on their forthcoming sixth album, which the band has been working on since last year, though no details have been given yet regarding the album's release.


Tagged: Of Mice and Men

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William21
February 15th 2019
397 Comments


This is nice. If their next album is gonna feature more of this heavier stuff, I'm all for that.

Although didn't they just release an album literally a year ago?

SteakByrnes
February 15th 2019
14468 Comments


Very mediocre track, Aaron sounds good tho

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Sinternet
February 15th 2019
18793 Comments


i mean it's awful but it's at least somwhat listenable compared to their last couple

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ButtBoy
February 15th 2019
2215 Comments


imagine being a member of this band still

Get Low
February 15th 2019
4466 Comments


Shit band that simply just needs to stop.

momentsofclarity
February 15th 2019
360 Comments


aaron's screams in the beginning sound like his older stuff in jamie's elsewhere. thankful for that

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Vocals are solid, music feels oddly generic even for them.

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ScreamoGaze
February 15th 2019
348 Comments


It's boring but I pretty much just listen to them for running music & this is perfect for that. I'm sure it'll be a fun pit song

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


yeah and the production has been for shit for a while now.

ScreamoGaze
February 15th 2019
348 Comments


Happy they got rid of the cleans though. Aaron's voice is fine but they keep trying to do hard rock choruses.

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


This song I kept expecting a hard rock chorus but it never came :-P next time they should fix their song structures

ScreamoGaze
February 15th 2019
348 Comments


I just want a stupid heavy YDG 4 with 10 breakdowns or something

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


I just want something that sounds like it wasn't written in 15 minutes and taken straight from the "metalcore by-the-numbers" playbook. This isn't bad, but holy hell is it generic.

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Fuck, even Miss May I feels less by-the-numbers to me.

ScreamoGaze
February 15th 2019
348 Comments


Convinced that OM&M can't write music to save their lives. I do think they can write good by the numbers scenecore though, and that's all I'm expecting. If they could write good music, they would have done so on Defy

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Fair enough.

outliers
February 15th 2019
460 Comments


why is shit like this still being made in 2019

OwMySnauze
February 15th 2019
1915 Comments


At least he brought back his harsh vox from his Jamie’s Elsewhere days

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DORBUSCUS
February 15th 2019
170 Comments


Amazing song. OM&M clearly don't make music for people on this site so idk why these people try

Ikarus14
February 15th 2019
1258 Comments


Not too bad. I actually liked Defy so this new album should be worth checking out.

SteakByrnes
February 15th 2019
14468 Comments


"OM&M clearly don't make music for people on this site so idk why these people try"

I'm sure every band writes music with sputnikmusic.com in mind

Darius the Great
February 15th 2019
19893 Comments


lol

bgillesp
February 15th 2019
6710 Comments


I like it well enough, but the lyrics give me school shooter vibes. Not trying to be edgy, they just genuinely sound off like that to me

bloc
February 15th 2019
54682 Comments


Best song I've heard from them since anything off The Flood

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AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Eh, I'd still take pretty much anything off Restoring Force.

artiswar
February 15th 2019
6835 Comments


Restoring Force was trash save for like 2 songs. Band should have packed it in after The Flood

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


RF was such an instant album for me though, it took at least five or so listens for me to even get into The Flood. Plus tracks like "You Make Me Sick" destroy this.

ScreamoGaze
February 15th 2019
348 Comments


RF isn't my jam but it's one of the best selling records in the genre. It's really not a bad album.

CW wasn't that bad either in hindsight. A better mix & getting rid of Austin's awful vocals would have helped it big time.

Defy was just dated. Perfectly passable scenecore tho (just like The Flood but people can't admit that their favorite album isn't a masterpiece)

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


yeah, I mean The Flood's my favorite now but it had to WORK to get there. Restoring Force was one of the most immediate albums I've heard.

lecolumbus
February 16th 2019
157 Comments


It's about as good as their earlier stuff IMO. OM&M have never anything much special anyway. This is about as generic as they always have been, but people are just starting to realise that it seems.

My favourite was probably Restoring Force despite (well, maybe that helps actually) how it wants to be Sempiternal

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
2969 Comments


The Flood>S/T>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>everything else

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


I don't know, there's something about their past work that felt a lot more engaging and exciting. This feels like an outtake of Forever YDG'n that just replaced the cleans with more screaming to me.

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Ugh, the self-titled is so goddamn samey but it wasn't terrible.

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
2969 Comments


Shut up Deathbat

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Alright, I'm wrong, the self-titled is the most varied piece of music in existence. What with its different rhythms for the breakdowns in every song.

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
2969 Comments


Never said that

It's just more enjoyable than Restoring Force and Defy and Cold World

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Well Defy and Cold World, yeah. Maybe I'd agree with RF if I didn't have years of backstory associated with it.

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
2969 Comments


Years? Aren't you like 12?

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Uhm, I bought Restoring Force roughly around release day in 2014. By that metric I must've been like seven.
Which I wasn't, I was just on the cusp of turning 15.

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
2969 Comments


Mhm sure

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Actually nah, I officially bought the album on February 6th, 2015. I actually have the transaction logged somewhere. Regardless, I've owned the fucker for four years now. I just remembered wrong because I had it in my library before then.

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
2969 Comments


That's nice

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


This song's still not that great, it's like a slightly heavier "Forever YDG'n" with no cleans but nearly the same exact song structure. At least it doesn't let up on the heaviness for a clean hard rock chorus, I guess?

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


I was also told I'd "fucking love" this song, so maybe that's why I'm not so hot on it.

SweeneyTodd
February 16th 2019
2101 Comments


I don't see how this is reminiscent of their earlier sound, this song sounds like a b-side from their last by-the-numbers album

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AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Yeah I mean the biggest difference is there's no cleans. ooh how different...

AdolfChrist
February 16th 2019
20305 Comments


Glad they finally took some responsibility and put out a PSA on how to survive the trauma of hearing one of their albums.

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AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


holy shit lol

bgillesp
February 16th 2019
6710 Comments


Again with the sense talking Mason. Looks like you’re someone I can trust for melodic/2010s metalcore at least

William21
February 16th 2019
397 Comments


"The Flood>S/T>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>everything else" [2]

On another note, I didn't even realize there were this big defenders of Restoring Force out there

Sinternet
February 16th 2019
18793 Comments


Actually nah, I officially bought the album on February 6th, 2015. I actually have the transaction logged somewhere. Regardless, I've owned the fucker for four years now. I just remembered wrong because I had it in my library before then.

ScreamoGaze
February 16th 2019
348 Comments


This doesn't sound like Forever YDGN because that song has like 5 different breakdowns. This is just a repetitive mid tempo hxc song. Still fun for what it is.


betray
February 16th 2019
9391 Comments


lmao

NonApplicable
February 16th 2019
2677 Comments


Pretty good. Y'all are tripping.

ItsTheSquirrel
February 16th 2019
200 Comments


This is decent

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AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


@ScreamoGaze: Fair enough.
@bgillesp: Hahaha ;-)

artiswar
February 16th 2019
6835 Comments


betray where you been, we need your 2018 dxc list

momentsofclarity
February 17th 2019
360 Comments


I just want a stupid heavy YDG 4 with 10 breakdowns or something [2]

bentheREDfan
February 17th 2019
497 Comments


Really not a fan. I like the riffs, I actually like the lyrics... but those screams just ruin it. Defy was better.

curteeebull
February 18th 2019
27 Comments


I can dig it!

maximomckinnon
February 18th 2019
28 Comments


the extremely flat mix and completely bland vocals really ruin this for me, I'm not usually one to say hyperbolic shit like this but they really should've broken up when austin left

William21
February 18th 2019
397 Comments


Nah they probably should've broken up when Shayley left

KenboSlice
February 19th 2019
2969 Comments


Kurt Travis was originally going to replace Shayley instead of Aaron.

What a weird timeline that would have been.

deconstructor
February 19th 2019
14 Comments


what the point in keeping this band alive?

momentsofclarity
February 19th 2019
360 Comments


@Kenbo, tbh would've been interesting to hear lol

maximomckinnon
February 20th 2019
28 Comments


@William21 yeah you're right honestly



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