Bring Me the Horizon
Suicide Season


2.0
poor

Review

by genericnamelol USER (4 Reviews)
January 5th, 2009 | 26 replies | 4,870 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: [i]Suicide Season[/i] is better than their previous work, but that isn't saying much.

0 of 3 thought this review was well written

If you're into deathcore, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know who Bring Me The Horizon is. Often labeled the most overrated deathcore band out there. Quite frankly, I have to agree. I've tried several times to get "into" BMTH. I consider myself to have a very open mind when it comes to music. Therefore the emo/scene lyrical content doesn't bother me. I've listened to "This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For" and "Count Your Blessings" extensively, and I still have a hard time trying to point out an individual song. There just so alike. I've taken the bad recording quality into account, however literally everything was terrible. The riffs, the 1 chord, amazingly simple (and overused) breakdowns, and even the god awful vocals (probably the worst out of the bunch). So I read one day that BMTH has decided to move away from deathcore for their upcoming album.

At first, I was assuming that the band would get softer, or just become full on screamo. This, surprisingly enough, is not the case. With "Suicide Season" it appears they abandoned most elements of death metal they previously had (it makes me cringe typing that), however the hardcore elements remain.

What is left, is a mediocre hardcore album (keep in mind their previous album was pure garbage, so that is a complement). This album just screams mediocre; everything about it is done half assed. Out of the 10 songs, only 2 or 3 (at most) stand out amongst the crowd.

The lyrical content remains the same, singing about scene/emo stuff. However, it appears they actually took a step BACK in this category (not sure how that's even possible). Adding random words that don't even pertain to the rest of the lryics in the song. For instance in the song "Chelsea Smile" (which sounds amazingly similar to "The Comedown") the vocalist in the middle of the song starts shouting "Repent! Repent!". Another song that falls victim to this poor song writing is "Football Season Is Over". Which at the end of the song shouts "Party til you pass out, drink til' you're dead". I never thought I would find a band that was worse than Emmure (in terms of lyrical content), but BMTH proved me wrong.

It's obvious to see this was an experimental album. Aside from changing up their sound a bit, BMTH also adds random electronic elements. As in "Chelsea Smile" the song completely stops at around 3:15 and for over a minute a boring electronic beat (which doesn't even fit with the song, mind you) starts in. By the time it ends, you're already bored, but that's not even the worst part; the song isn't actually over. That's right, even after this simplistic techno beat ends, the song trys to pick back up. Nothing new is added, it's basically just the chorus starting over again. Another song, "The Comedown" is evidence of these electronic samples. At the very beginning of the song, it starts off with a distorted (almost Drum and Bass) beat and fades into the song. This somewhat works, probably because it's at the beginning of the song, and it only lasts a few seconds.

Another thing I dislike about this album, is it almost stops itself just as it gets going. As I previously mentioned, in the song "Chelsea Smile" the song completely stops, and fades into a boring techno beat. However, in general the whole album is like this. It seems that many of the songs either start off, or end slow. With the song "Suicide Season" (which coincidentally is the longest song on the album, clocking in at 8 minutes), the entire song is a more slower song. Just as you start getting into this album, it hits a brick wall, and then you start all over again.

Suicide Season is an interesting attempt to break away from their previous sound (which they succeeded at somewhat), but still suffers from many of their previous mistakes. This is one of those albums where only die hard BMTH fans are going to enjoy. For the rest of us, it's probably a good idea to skip this album.

On a final note, here are the songs I recommend:
"The Comedown"
"Dragon Breath"


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Comments:Add a Comment 
botb
January 5th 2009



9630 Comments


decent review for a first, better than mine. i pretty much disagree though.

BallsToTheWall
January 5th 2009



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

My friend burned this for me, one song, one list, I smashed it with a hammer.

Case in point, whole album sucks.This Message Edited On 01.05.09

marksellsuswallets
January 5th 2009



4848 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Nothing will ever be worse than Emmure lyrically...ever

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


bmth are not associated with emo at all - they are part of the 'scene' deathcore/metalcore wave

botb
January 5th 2009



9630 Comments



The lyrical content remains the same, singing about scene/emo stuff. However, it appears they actually took a step BACK in this category (not sure how that's even possible). Adding random words that don't even pertain to the rest of the lryics in the song. For instance in the song "Chelsea Smile" (which sounds amazingly similar to "The Comedown") the vocalist in the middle of the song starts shouting "Repent! Repent!". Another song that falls victim to this poor song writing is "Football Season Is Over". Which at the end of the song shouts "Party til you pass out, drink til' you're dead". I never thought I would find a band that was worse than Emmure (in terms of lyrical content), but BMTH proved me wrong.


this paragraph could use better thought to be honest. What do you consider "emo/scene" stuff. As scene could pertain to the music scene as a whole and "emo" could pertain to emotive/emotional hardcore like CTTS and Saetia which just owns and is definitely not a bad thing.

also, the lyrics you suggested such as the 'repent' bit make perfect sense in the context they are in.

Phantom
January 5th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

If you're not with me then you can get out get out get out get out

iamthesword
January 5th 2009



31 Comments


I dare say Aiden is a good challenger to both BTHM and Emmura in the fight for worst lyrics.

Good review, though I think it's a little too similar to marks'. But whatever.

I prolly won't ever touch this album in any form.

this paragraph could use better thought to be honest. What do you consider "emo/scene" stuff. As scene could pertain to the music scene as a whole and "emo" could pertain to emotive/emotional hardcore like CTTS and Saetia which just owns and is definitely not a bad thing.


CTTS is definitely on level with sliced bread, but Billy Werner is just damn sappy.

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


there are actually 3 very fun tracks on this

Commortus
January 5th 2009



237 Comments


i love CTTS cause I'm cool!

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


well i hope you actually do because as the roots undo is an incredible albumThis Message Edited On 01.05.09

Commortus
January 5th 2009



237 Comments


Yeah! I Do!

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


props to you then

genericnamelol
January 5th 2009



49 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

@bringonthebreakdown

I agree that paragraph could have used a bit more work, I kind of ran out of steam, so to speak.


Also, as for the example you pointed out, you're also right. I actually went back, and looked at the lyrics, I had "The Comedown" confused with "Chelsea Smile" (at the time of writing this), because they sound so similar.

mathcorejunkie
January 5th 2009



36 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

On a final note, here are the songs I recommend:
"The Comedown"
"Dragon Breath"




dragon breath lmao

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


i dun get it

botb
January 5th 2009



9630 Comments


*death breath

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


but is it meant to be a joke?

mathcorejunkie
January 5th 2009



36 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

umm the song is called death breath

OpethFreak
January 5th 2009



391 Comments


Awful CD, they are emo now =P

gaslightanthem
January 5th 2009



5209 Comments


umm the song is called death breath

i know



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