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Beneath the Skin perfectly epitomizes what Of Monsters and Men seem to be about: energy and authenticity. Even in the most reflective, relatively quiet songs such as “Hunger” and “Human,” there is a drive threaded the music. It is not only taking you on a journey, there is life in the melody. And the music is a journey, where OMAM remains authentic to who they are and their own sound. While their lyrics typically lead in a direction, there is enough openness in them that you can apply them to your life and experience. OMAM doesn’t seem to be moved by the pull of studios, managers or critics. They remain rooted in their sound and in their tie to landscape, the physical here and now. Their authenticity breaths through their melody, lyrics and vocal approach. This album embodies that direct sound that reaches into your heart and soul and connects.

For full review: Beneath My Skin Full Album Review