Too Far Gone
Release date: Jan. 19, 2018
Cane Hill’s second full-length album is billed as “10 unforgettable stories masquerading as hook-heavy metallic swamp grunge.” I was really intrigued by the swamp grunge description, so I gave the album a couple of listens. My first listen I enjoyed it, but I wasn’t sold. However, with each subsequent listen I began to appreciate all the intricacies; the intense, yet catchy, lyrics; and the soul-smashing breakdowns.
Vocalist Elijah Witt describes the theme of this album as accepting that life is incredibly futile and finite. “Too Far Gone is about the realization that death is forever following you and can hit you at any time,” Witt says. “It’s the acceptance that your life has consequence, and your choices can and will haunt you forever. Whether you decide to change or continue living that lifestyle is 100 percent on you.”
This album is incredibly heavy. Heavy in lyrics and heavy in metal. The opening song, “Too Far Gone,” is a look into what transpired while the band was on LSD and how they came to the realization that they were losing themselves. While many of the songs have incredibly hefty subject matter, it’s still enormously fun to listen to. It’s easy to lose yourself in the growling chants, screams, and insane guitar solos.
These guys are incredibly talented, and I can’t even imagine how much fun the Of Mice & Men tour will be to see live. This lineup is going to grab you by the throat and never let go for the entirety of the show. I imagine there will be more than one busted nose in this mosh pit, but no one will be complaining because they’ll be having too much fun.
To learn more about Cane Hill, and to order their new album, visit wearecanehill.com.
OF MICE & MEN ON TOUR
with Blessthefall, Cane Hill, and Fire From the Gods
2/01 — Santa Cruz, California — Catalyst*
2/02 — Portland, Oregon — Wonder Ballroom*2/03 — Seattle, Washington — El Corazon*
2/04 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory*
2/05 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Complex*
2/06 — Denver, Colorado — Summit Music Hall*
2/08 — Minneapolis, Minnesota — Music Hall MPLS*
2/09 — St. Louis, Missouri — Ready Room
2/11 — Chicago, Illinois — House of Blues
2/12 — Detroit, Michigan — Crofoot
2/13 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
2/14 — Montreal, Quebec — Corona Theatre
2/16 — Boston, Massachusetts — Paradise Rock Club
2/17 — New York City, New York — Gramercy Theatre
2/18 — Asbury Park, New Jersey — Stone Pony
2/19 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Trocadero
2/20 — Charlotte, North Carolina — Underground
2/21 — Atlanta, Georgia — Masquerade Heaven
2/23 — Orlando, Florida — Beacham
2/24 — Destin, Florida — Club L.A.
2/25 — New Orleans, Louisiana — House of Blues
2/27 — Houston, Texas — White Oak
2/28 — Dallas, Texas — Canton Hall
3/01 — Albuquerque, New Mexico — Sunshine
3/04 — Las Vegas, Nevada — Vinyl at Hard Rock Live
3/05 — Flagstaff, Arizona — Orpheum
3/06 — Phoenix, Arizona — Nile Theatre
3/07 — San Diego, California — Soma
*No Cane Hill
Check out our review of Of Mice & Men’s new album Defy!