Of Mice & Men - Defy
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Based on 29 ratings
2018 Ratings: #907
January 19, 2018 / Release Date
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jordymusic
60
The production here is ok, most of the instrumentals are very well layered and performed but a lot of tracks are lacking in instrumental dynamics

Some of the bridges and pre-chorus parts were interesting but the actual choruses really come short on creativity

The new vocals from Aaron Pauley are very good

The record as a whole is mainly channelling a relentless vibe of forceful angst driven energy which along with the bland choruses can feel repetitive

That energy does make for 3 or 4 ... read more
NR
This album was... Alright. Everything here was not too bad.
Fartsmeller69
25
Ugh

This album has more of a alternative rock feel all over it which is a pretty outdated genre in its self and they are not doing anything really innovative to try to bring it back. Some songs has some ok hardcore punk chugging, but really that shouldn't be the highlight of a song. Some solos feel out of place and almost forced. Half of the songs are far too vocal centered and the vocals are mediocre at best; Not very dynamic at all, its hard to listen to this whole album listening to the ... read more
KaijuCuellar
70
Pretty thoroughly enjoyable metal album. Was interested to hear this was the band’s first record after losing their front man, because the music seemed so seamless.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#15/Upset

Track List

  1. Defy
  2. Instincts
  3. Back to Me
  4. Sunflower
  5. Unbreakable
  6. Vertigo
  7. Money
  8. How Will You Live
  9. On the Inside
  10. Warzone
  11. Forever YDG'n
  12. If We Were Ghosts
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