I was not-secretly hoping the news that Of Mice & Men’s upcoming album which was implied was going to be a totally new album and not a reissue of their previous album The Flood was not going to sound nu-metal like Austin mentioned it would in an interview not long ago, it looks like the reissue is living up to that label sounding nu-metal as fuck with the first one of four new songs that will be on the two-disc reissue, “The Depths” featuring very prominent nu-metal riffing and Bring Me The Horizon-esque spoken angry lyrics.
Reissuing The Flood is a pathetic cash grab if I ever saw one and I’m sure many are let down by the fact that it’s a two-disc reissue instead of a new album. Fair enough we get to hear 4 new songs with Austin taking front-man roles filling in the void left when Shayley left the band, but they were probably just better off releasing an EP instead. I guess you can’t really charge much for an EP and well, Of Mice & Men is probably one of the few credible bands Rise Records have left on their roster.
No doubt the new songs we’ll get to hear will sound great, 4 songs isn’t merely enough considering the dramatic changes in band member roles.
Listen to one of the four new tracks that will be on the reissue titled, “The Depths” below.