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  • Of Mice & Men "You're Not Alone" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars

    Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:14:50

    Of Mice & Men "You're Not Alone" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    2014 already belongs to Of Mice & Men.

    On January 28, the Southern California unleashes Restoring Force, and there's already a palpable, powerful, and potent surge of energy surrounding the release. That's been fueled infinitely by the unveiling of the first salvo from the album "You're Not Alone". It's a battering ram of a banger seamlessly teetering between Austin Carlile's unmistakable growls and Aaron Pauley's divinely catchy refrains. At the same time, the riffs courtesy of Philip Manansala and Alan Ashby chug with steamrolling ferocity, striking an elegant balance between crashing heavy metal and careening hard rock. Drummer Valentino Arteaga holds down an impenetrable groove as the track blossoms into a bona fide anthem.

    Seeing Of Mice & Men evolve from The Flood marks a crucial moment for the group. This is the day that they morph from a celebrated metal darling into a rock phenomenon. Think of it like watching Deftones going from Around the Fur to White Pony. The stage is set, and it's Of Mice & Men's time to shine. Be prepared for an immortal work of art from heavy music's most important young band.

    Rick Florino
    12.02.13


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