A truly memorable, hip-shaking face-breaker of epic proportions? Yes, please.
Announcing their presence in no uncertain terms, aptly-titled opener ‘O.G. Loco’ sees Of Mice & Men bursting out of the gate in flurry of raging guitars, tinnitus-inducing double kicks and unrestrained abandon, only to segue into triumphantly soaring melodic glory at the drop of a hat. In lesser hands, this would amount to little more than a cut and shut job, but on ‘The Flood’ the transitions are so effortless, so seamless, that what emerges is a near-perfect example of how to marry potentially ill-fitting musical elements in stunningly effective fashion. A truly memorable, hip-shaking face-breaker of epic proportions? Yes, please.
In a new interview with Wondering Sound, the Blink-182 man opens up about those crucial years of the band, adding that their label would "make it look like we really were some kind of erotic boy band or some shit".