I usually find myself in the company of one particular individual who cannot stop harping on about this band, Bring Me The Horizon. Now, he is a slight emo so I was apprehensive when it came to checking them out. The fact he said they were death metal too only heightened my sense of foreboding, seeing as he doesn’t really know his genres too well, and I may well have been disappointed.
It all came to a climax the other day when I finally told him that I would at least stream their album, because I really could not take his nagging much longer. I must say, I really was surprised. The heaviness, dual vocals and blast beat drumming hit me like a steam train and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, he actually has good taste!’ Obviously the most notable thing was the vocals. They are pretty impressive and used to good effect. Oliver Sykes’s higher pitched hardcore vocals make an impact, especially when contrasted with the much, much more guttural vocals coming from another band member. I was impressed.
However the magic didn’t last as the album went on. This band suffers from something which cripples so many other greater bands; repetition. These songs really are far too similar. The general formula goes: verse, chorus, breakdown, verse, possible solo (not very good ones either) and a final breakdown. Look how many breakdowns there are! There is at least one in every single song. For me, that completely kills the whole vibe, especially when one breakdown can’t be told from another. It also rules out whatever possibility there was of this being Death Metal, instead being demoted to Deathcore. Disappointing.
By the fifth song, I was bored. I looked at the track listing and stared in disbelief as there were five whole songs to go. I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one to hold those feelings as the album drones on.
The lyrics are also worth a mention. With these it was easy to see what made people think that they were an emo (except for their hair of course). It is obvious that they’ve all been screwed over their fair share of occasions, mostly by girls it would seem. The lyrics are clichéd in places and definitely didn’t take a long time to invent. It does not help that most of the lyrics are repeated entirely simply to make the song longer.
Despite all this negativity, I do feel that this is a decent enough debut from a swiftly up and coming band and it shall be interesting to see what they produce in the future. By all means, if you’re a fan of hardcore then you should probably like this album if you don’t mind going heavier than usual, just make sure you don’t pay full price.
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Not remotely emo. It's a great album... how could you not like Medusa or Pray For Plagues?
Also, not their debut.
Also, no hardcore vocals on this album, another sign you have no clue what you're talking about.
Another idiotic statement you made was the breakdowns meaning it cant be death metal, followed by the fact that youre saying that it's not death metal is a bad thing.
If you're a fan of Through The Eyes Of The Dead, All Shall Perish, Between The Buried And Me, Prayer For Cleansing, Job For A Cowboy, As Blood Runs Black, etc. definitely check this out.This Message Edited On 04.27.07
It is obvious that they’ve all been screwed over their fair share of occasions, mostly by girls it would seem. The lyrics are clichéd in places and definitely didn’t take a long time to invent. It does not help that most of the lyrics are repeated entirely simply to make the song longer.
You guys, if you sing about getting screwed over you're emo obviously.
I don't get the problem with someone talking about there loss for love of there life or emocore, as long as they have good music who cares. I hate Viking Metal lyrics and same with Power Metal lyrics because they are like what geeks talk about, but damn they can make good music. These guys are very talented, breakdowns, solos, the works. If this is Emo, then its the best ive ever heard by far by any emo band
geez. bmth isnt horrible there music is a bit melodic reminds me of old black dahlia murder but with different vocals..and oliver sykes does all the vocals..yeah the lyrics are kind of shitty but at least there singing about shit they know about instead of castles and dragons and going to war with orcs and shit. i mean..eternal lord and abigail williams and dragonforce are all good..but you know epic shit is kind of weird...unless you play WoW or some shit..
and dood. come on you like opeth. gay. bmth isnt that bad. sure theyre kind of sceney but hey everyone likes them. and thats better than being a 40 year old dood with a beard and dreads...(nile,cannibal corpse)... theyre getting really popular. and everyone always gives them shit.