And I thought Restoring Force was mediocre... they somehow managed to take a fuckton of early 00s bands, put them all into a blender and shit out a completely uninspired alt.metal/nu-metal/buttrock clusterfuck of an album, the lyrics are the worst they've ever been, the songwriting is straight up bad. Dead band, but at least they will sell a fuckton. Yay!
Unlike you negative fuckers, I'm quote stoked for Cold World cause I think nu metal is the shit. Yes I do agree that it's not the same as the first 2 albums and I really think they are holding Aaron back because he is capable as filling in what Shayley used to do, but their new sound is still pretty good. It's just different.
I haven't been this dissapointed in an album since BMTH put out That's The Spirit last year. Cold World is just so, absolutely and utterly boring. There's no good riffs, the vocals are dull and un-inspired and the lyrics are regurgitated and un-original. I can't imagine a crowd actually getting excited for any of these songs live. I still love Austin and all the guys and I know they're genuine people who would never sell out, so I hope this is just an "experimental" album gone wrong and they realize what they've done. Restoring Force didn't even bother me that much, and that album sounds like a masterpiece in comparison. At least I can always jam out to the first two albums.
I honestly do think that their new album have a few good songs. Also, when it comes to That's The Spirit then I will have to disagree with you. It might be different from their earlier work, but they manage to adapt into a different genre and they do a good job with it.
Eh, TTS sounds like a poor man's PVRIS to me, there is nothing really unique or original about the sound. It is possible for a hardcore band to make softer stuff and still be good, but I think I See Stars did a much better job softening their sound and still staying true to their fanbase.
As much as I think Austin Carlie is one of the best high screamers I've ever heard, I'm pretty glad he's leaving. I feel like Austin is holding the band back to their truest potential and i think they will go in a better direction now that he left.
And people saying "they just became Nu-Metal!" need to go listen to some real Nu-Metal. Even as a Nu-Metal album, this is incredibly weak. If you want Nu-Metal go listen to Slipknot, Korn, Cane Hill, Sworn In, Powerman 5000 etc.
I don't know what happened to this band. I didn't like Restoring Force, because Shayley left and somehow music felt not that inspired and this new album…just no. Even the production quality became worse. The Flood and OM&M are flawless masterpieces though. I just can't believe. This might be "a change you don't want to accept" as many people say, but at this point I think they should just start a new band. This is far from those Of Mice & Men I fell in love with.
And I thought Restoring Force was mediocre... they somehow managed to take a fuckton of early 00s bands, put them all into a blender and shit out a completely uninspired alt.metal/nu-metal/buttrock clusterfuck of an album, the lyrics are the worst they've ever been, the songwriting is straight up bad. Dead band, but at least they will sell a fuckton. Yay!  their self titled is actually a masterpiece now
Saw them last night with Slipknot and Manson. They never fail to impress me with a good show. Given that they're one of my favorite bands and their direction change never bothered me, Pain is a really good song.