Restoring Force
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Restoring Force

January 28, 2014

  Song Title
Public Service Announcement
Feels Like Forever
Bones Exposed
Would You Still Be There
Glass Hearts
Another You
Break Free
You Make Me Sick
Identity Disorder
You're Not Alone
Space Enough To Grow

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  • Original Release Date: January 24, 2014
  • Release Date: January 24, 2014
  • Label: Rise Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Rise Records
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  • Total Length: 38:39
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  • ASIN: B00HWC83ZI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best OM&M yet! January 28, 2014
By Nick
Format:Audio CD
Let me start of by saying i got into this band when the first version of the flood came out and loved them ever since. I went and got their first self titled and i also enjoyed that one as well. This album I will agree is a complete departure from their one corded generic breakdown fueled music, but most people are going to hate that. This album to me sounds a lot more nu metal but I think it sounds awesome. My favorite track is the second song 'feels like forever' It sounds a lot like Tool and i effn love it. They went back to the early 2000s with this one and i love that era of nu metal. This will weed out a lot of fans but if these b00tal kids can keep an open mind I think they would love it as well. Give this album a chance you won't regret it. If you haven't listened to this band pick this album up, for fans of: early Slipknot, Tool, etc.. Awesome stuff guys keep it up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than I had hoped for. February 5, 2014
Format:Audio CD
A few of my favorite bands have really disappointed me lately, so I didn't want to get my hopes up about Restoring Force. This is probably only the fourth album I've ever pre-ordered and I had mixed feelings when I did it. I love Shayley Bourget, his voice is the reason I fell in love with OM&M in the first place. So when he left I was disappointed. I'm happy he started his own thing, and I think Dayshell is amazing, but I was still wondering who OM&M would come up with for their clean vocals.
Aaron Pauley is amazing. Don't get me wrong, he's very, very different from Shayley but that's okay. If he was a Shayley clone, we'd all be complaining about that, wouldn't we?
I've seen a lot of people bickering about Restoring Force being a "sell out" or too radio-friendly. I'm guessing these people haven't listened to regular radio lately. Or perhaps they never listened to previous Of Mice & Men songs like Let Live, Purified, This One's for You, My Understandings or When You Can't Sleep at Night? Because if you're familiar with those songs, then nothing on Restoring Force should shock you that much. Public Service Announcement (one of my favorites) isn't a far stretch from O.G. Loko, neither is Bones Exposed. I think there is a big difference between "selling out" to make some cash and trying to grow, evolve and try new things with your music. Restoring Force shows some growth and change while keeping true to OM&M's unique style. I will agree that Austin's screams are a little more refined and not as harsh on Restoring Force. But frankly, I'd rather he modify his vocals a little bit rather than blow out his vocal chords all together. His brand of screaming is pretty intense and I can't imagine he'd be able to do it forever without doing some damage to his voice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is perfection. Get it. Seriously January 29, 2014
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Okay, so first off let me warn you...if you want straight up "mosh music" you could be disappointed with the majority of the album, as only tracks 1, 3, 5, and 8 give off the sound similar to the deluxe songs from "The Flood".

And secondly, Aaron is a completely different vocalist than Shayley. With their first two albums, Austin had the majority of the vocal parts with Shayley singing tenor occasionally, to establish that post-hardcore sound they're so well known for. This album has more of the Blink-182 idea, with the two singers equally sharing mic time (though Aaron's voice may be even more frequent than Austin's at times).

Now, as for the album's sound, to put it simply, it blew me away. They started teasing their fans by releasing "You're Not Alone" December 3rd and then "Bones Exposed" (the better track in my opinion) the 23rd. And I'll definitely say it was well worth the wait. Aaron compliments Austin's screaming (and vice-versa) soo well. The lyrics are gut-wrenching, tear-jerking, uplifting, and aggressive and give you chills all over. Tino, Alan, Phil and Aaron deliver the group's signature heavy sound while also adding a refreshing nu-metal twist (which worked extremely well, in my opinion). & The name "Restoring Force" comes from a reference to their last album The Flood. In the words of Carlile himself, "What happens after a disaster? What happens after ‘The Flood’? You return to normal. You find balance again. That’s what we felt like we were doing with this album. We wanted this record to bring equilibrium back to our band and music. We’re letting everyone know what we’re here to stay. We’re ‘Restoring Force.’" And that is exactly what they did, brought back the power.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We Still YDG? January 28, 2014
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Of Mice & Men return with a crunch and bite sure to tip scales for listeners. Restoring Force is the child of band reinvestigating influences. It won’t take but the first track “Public Service Announcement,” to hear the sonic transformation. Gone are songs exceeding 4:54 min. Each track is relatively half a fraction over 3 minutes outside of “Bones Exposed.” This keeps the momentum and immediacy of the songs fresh. None are overburdened by length. The band’s “angsty, in your face rock n‘ roll vibe,” is clean and technical.

Their decision to recruit David Bendeth was wise. His expansive and colorful resume speaks for itself. With bands like Underoath, A Day to Remember, In Flames, Breaking Benjamin, and more recently Bring Me the Horizon under his belt; David serves to focus the band. Whether you argue his work aims mainstream or “radio-friendly”, there’s no question his craft produces sharp results.

Obviously the debate is ongoing whether Austin is “cloning” Oli or the vibe of “Sempiternal.” Accusations like this need to be deciphered. Like-minded musicians share opinions and tastes. Austin an Oli are friends; David Bendeth Mixed and mastered Sempiternal; there’s bound to be similarities. More and more I read interviews with bands going for a “less visceral, more theatrical sound.” This ultimately defines the prominence of “Sempiternal.” Either fans want brutality or ingenuity. An album like Sempiternal and now Restoring Force, are latched to whichever taste you categorize with.

The residue of a “Sempiternal-esque Atmosphere” are a welcomed enhancement. Tracks “Glass Hearts” and “Identity Disorder” hint at synth programing. This pushes atmosphere and soundscape. What helps fit these into place are compliments like “You Make Me Sick.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant!! :D
The best record that they've ever made!! It's worth a listen if you like that kind of rock music because it is simply brilliant!!! :D
Published 16 days ago by KayleighBVBFallenAngel
5.0 out of 5 stars of mice and men
A very good metal CD. I like the singer. My favorite tracks are glass hearts and another you. I hope these guys keep coming out with good music like this
Published 22 days ago by chris McArthur
5.0 out of 5 stars New singer and new bassist=crap? Not so fast...
Restoring Force is maybe Of mice & mens most melodic metal album yet and may even compare to albums such as sempiternal by Bring me the horizon or Lost forever//Lost together by... Read more
Published 26 days ago by John bartley
5.0 out of 5 stars best OF Mice and men album
I seriously am loving this entire album from Austin singing Public Service Announcement to the soft haunting songs like Another you and Space enough to grow
Published 1 month ago by S. A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Really clean and very well made for the anticipation building up to it!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and do so all the time.
Published 1 month ago by Briana Castorina
4.0 out of 5 stars Different new style, it's pretty good
I have to say that this isn't as great as the Flood (including deluxe singles), the lyrics are inspirational and great, but it all seems like something we've heard before. Read more
Published 1 month ago by davina
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album
I'm glad I pre ordered this album. It is absolutely amazing, I missed school just so I could jam to it a soon as I got it in the mail. This is album is the epitome of perfection. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gisela Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Its an amazing album!!
This album is just great!, I bought it as soon as it came out and it was more amazing then i thought. No disappointment at all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alexis Jacobs
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album
This album is really really really awesome i really recomond this album if you like of mice and men =)
Published 1 month ago by Brandon Francis
3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocore effort
I'm a huge fan of their first 2 albums. This one just doesn't do it. And it's not because of Shaley's voice missing either... The new guy is very good too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by BReal14
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