13 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their fourth LP, the Californian metalcore titans sharpen their edges. More diverse than anything they’ve released to date, Cold World is as moody as it is concussive. Opener “Game of War” is a chilling, Tool-like reflection on the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, while “Pain” finds frontman Austin Carlile opening up about his longtime fight with Marfan syndrome in convincing fashion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their fourth LP, the Californian metalcore titans sharpen their edges. More diverse than anything they’ve released to date, Cold World is as moody as it is concussive. Opener “Game of War” is a chilling, Tool-like reflection on the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, while “Pain” finds frontman Austin Carlile opening up about his longtime fight with Marfan syndrome in convincing fashion.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
338 Ratings

338 Ratings

FlipHatesCheese ,

Previously an Of Mice & Men Fan

I'm not sure what has happened since Shay left, but this is just really killing me. Of Mice & Men was my FAVORITE band literally of all time. Every song on The Flood is basically flawless but honestly, Pain is one of the heavier songs and even it is just.. Eh? What has happened? I am just so truly disappointed:( This mainstream rock is VERY catchy but it is far from the Of Mice & Men I once loved with all of my heart.
P.S. Restoring Force was no acception, though I really appreciated the message of the album.

BreezyBay69 ,

Wow

I miss the old OMAM so much. This is garbage.

Name in progress ,

Forced Darkness

Before I say anything, find a review on here that’s not from June, July, or August if want a legitimate critic on the entire album (like what the ratings and reviews section is supposed to be for). My review and everyone elses' reviews at that time were based off a couple of singles. So quit wasting your time with me and them.

I’m not that into OMAM but I respect their popularity and musicianship. The lead single however is laughably cliché in how “Pain" tries to impress you with how dark and brooding it is. I imagine the lyrics came from a diary: “PAAAIN!! Everyday that I AWAAAAAAKE!! In my blood and through my VEEEEEINS!! Now there’s nothing left that YOU can TAKE AWAY from ME!!” Sorry if I crossed the line with you diehard OMAM fans, but honestly, take a step back and really listen to how forced this song feels.

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