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It's all about the hairstyle...
on 6 October 2010
Bring Me The Horizon have released good material in the past, i have grown up listening to this band among many others but them being one of my fav. Since the release of the EP 'This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For' when i was only 13 years of age this band truly struck me, it gave me my first introduction to Deathcore/Metalcore and got me into so much more music. So with every release i've been up to date with BMTH and thought Count Your Blessings was and is still one of my all time favourate CD albums! Then came Suicide Season, something completly different and many new fans who crave the members of the band more than the music itself, which is slightly depressing. Never the less, Suicide Season was still not a bad album just a big change from older material, but it was expected that the band was to mature.
So here we have the brand new album with the long and odd title. My first thought with the listen of this album is that most of the songs sound the same and they get very repetitive. The choir parts are really good and a bit of a surprise, as are the techno remix scream bits found in some of the songs.
The first two tracks, 'Crucify Me' and 'Anthem' are very dull. There are parts in the songs that i really like and then all of a sudden it's gone and i don't know what to think.
The third track picks the album up a little with the song 'It Never Ends' but after that song the album goes downhill even more with exceptions from the song, 'Don't Go' which is completly different from the rest of the tracks and brings pure emotion to the album which most of the other songs really lack. The other decent song is 'Blacklist' which i think the lyrics may be about the former guitarist who was replaced with the bloke from Bleeding Through (A band i have always loved!), this song is full of excitement and is definatly a stand out track.
Musically, the band is good. They have evolved alot and know how to play thier instruments well. Vocally and lyrically, the album is mostly dull. The other thing about the album is that the tracks are placed in a strange order and the last song 'The Fox And The Wolf' really should be somewhere in the middle instead of the end, leaving 'Blessed With A Curse' as the final song. The guest vocals from the bloke from YM@6 are pretty naff and pointless if you ask me, they could of got someone really awesome to take his place, maybe someone from a decent upcomming band like Your Demise or Devil Sold His Soul for example, but that's just my example and i'm not too big on the whiny emo vocals that some bands have.
Perhaps this album will grow on me, and i hope it does for the sake of my £7.99. I'm not slamming the band as they have done really good work in the past and thier live shows are always full of energy and excitement. If you've been a fan of BMTH since the beginning you may tend to agree with my review seeing how much has changed, but yes this is no Count Your Blessings or Suicide Season.
I've heard much better albums released this year by some of UK's finest metal artists, check out Feed The Rhino/Martyr Defiled/Devil Sold His Soul etc. These bands did it better.
Bring Me The Horizon - There Is A Hell Beleive Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret.