Bring Me the Horizon
Suicide Season


1.5
very poor

Review

by PeteyThePistol USER (9 Reviews)
September 21st, 2009 | 53 replies | 5,070 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bring Me The Horizon takes any of the potential that their previous release had and smashes it against a wall repeatedly.

1 of 5 thought this review was well written

Bring Me The Horizon’s previous release Count Your Blessings showed potential, it was a sub par deathcore album and with the right guidance they could have made a good second album and avoided the “sophomore slump.” Well they avoided the sophomore slump, instead they experienced the sophomore suicide season.

The main drawback of this album out of the many of them is a lack of direction. Songs run too long, are too repetitive, and suffer from horrible lyrical content. The musicianship isn’t bad, it’s just misguided. The production is much cleaner this time around, and it doesn’t suit the music, the guitars sound too similar and they don’t venture out of their comfort zone and showcase their talent like they did before. The drums shy away from the deathcore drumming and as if we weren’t bored before with them, they are worse this time around. The vocals are not as incomprehensible on Suicide Season, and quite frankly that’s a bad thing because you don’t want to hear the lyrical content. Hearing Oli Sykes yell “It was written in blood” or “I’ve got a secret” over and over again is not entertaining.

One song that really illustrates this lack of direction is “Chelsea Smile,” the track could end after about 3:30 but instead drags on for 5:02 and adds nothing new but manages instead to lose your attention. This trend is illustrated time and time again. Or how on "Diamonds Aren't Forever" the obnoxious introduction of almost 1 minute is so unnecessary and loses your attention almost immediately and then he starts yelling "I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you think you're alive then you're better off dead" repeatedly.

Songs that show that their is still a tiny glimpse of hope for BMTH is "Sleep With One Eye Open," the lyrics aren't as immature and repetitive and the song is actually catchy enough to make up for the lack of instrumental deviation. Or the first half of "Chelsea Smile" before it drags on too much.

All of this being said however the members of this band are all young, and maybe with a good producer and a few years under their belt they can make a comeback and really mature into their own style instead of jumping from deathcore to metalcore in an attempt to get more mainstream success.
However this album is a perfect example of what happens when a band runs wild around the studio with no one to hold the reigns. And now, after everything this album has put me through, Bring Me The Horizon, I should have f*cking pissed on you.



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    Oli's on Molly....

    bigdickedguy (1)
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    ForgetTheFallen (1)
    Wait....This is music?...

    ispeakzenglishgood (5)
    BMTH makes a significant change to their sound - and it's one for the better....

  • Willem Hattingh (3.5)
    BMTH have completely changed but they have slightly improved......

    BringMeABrick (2)
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    matthew turok (4)
    When a bad band gets rid of the bad parts and replaces them with good ones... I really ten...

    Zipzop5565 (1.5)
    Suicide Season is a definite improvement over BMTH’s last attempt at making music, thoug...

  • TheAngelOfDeath616 (2)
    BMTH have created a mediocre disasterpiece that takes up room in the music industry......

    genericnamelol (2)
    [i]Suicide Season[/i] is better than their previous work, but that isn't saying much....

    Alex Silveri EMERITUS (3)
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    peterbraa (3.5)
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  • Brent Stephenson (2.5)
    In an attempt to distance themselves from their deathcore roots, Bring Me The Horizon has ...

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Comments:Add a Comment 
PeteyThePistol
September 21st 2009



208 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I have to sit through these guys in order to see Every Time I Die so I figured I should listen to them beforehand, and thus this review came out of it.

AtavanHalen
September 21st 2009



17927 Comments


Way too short and ranty

Mordecai.
September 21st 2009



8277 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Review needs work. This is their best album too.

ninjuice
September 21st 2009



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Way too short and ranty

Pretty much.
I still love The Comedown though.

Mordecai.
September 21st 2009



8277 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Chelsea Smile, Football Season is Over, Comedown and the title track all own.

zachbredberg
September 21st 2009



86 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I disagree. I think that Chelsea Smile is a GREAT song. That minute used in the middle that is just kinda calm is really cool. The song is like a hurricane. It's intense. Then it calms for a bit. The ends so br00tal u feel like you're gonna shit ur pants.

cirq
September 21st 2009



9263 Comments


RAHRAHRAHH

PeteyThePistol
September 21st 2009



208 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It's short because I have really no praise for it, all negatives, I beefed it up a tiny bit however.

cirq
September 21st 2009



9263 Comments


No you didn't

sspedding
September 21st 2009



4753 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pretty poor review. It is far too short, its also too ranty for a review. Its more of a soundoff. This album is also much better than a 1.5.

Fapper
September 21st 2009



649 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The trolling on their last album got me into sputnik lol

Douglas
September 21st 2009



9098 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Diamonds arent Forever is sick

Digging: James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

cirq
September 21st 2009



9263 Comments


I LOVE THIS BAND! STFU?

sspedding
September 21st 2009



4753 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the breakdown is actually pretty awesome

Comatorium.
September 21st 2009



4106 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

bad review, ok album

cirq
September 21st 2009



9263 Comments


*Smoker*

PeteyThePistol
September 21st 2009



208 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol people are so angry on this website, its my own opinion, you can take it or leave it don't worry Im not going to fight over it. That's why there is different bands to listen to.

cirq
September 21st 2009



9263 Comments


You bring shame to pistol pete

Comatorium.
September 21st 2009



4106 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

people are so angry cause we dont need a nother negative review for BMTH. A poorly written one at that. We need this like we need another rave review for blackwater park. do something original. you hate BMTH? COOL. tell me if you hate them after you see them live. as "bad" as this is, theyll fuck your shit up live.

cirq
September 21st 2009



9263 Comments


THE KING HAS SPOKEN!



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