Bring Me the Horizon
Sempiternal


3.0
good

Review

by comebacktome USER (6 Reviews)
April 1st, 2013 | 22 replies


Release Date: 04/01/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: meh

Bring Me The Horizon. The same band that released Count Your Blessings and Suicide Season. It may sound unthinkable to some but this band has finally released an album that is worth listening to. In place of the samey and repetitive sound of their past albums the band has pulled a magnificently varied album out of nowhere, albeit one that is flawed. Sempiternal is a metalcore album with influences of other genres such as dubstep that actually manages to sound complete despite how disjointed parts of it are.

The best thing about the album this time is the vocal work, with some great clean singing found on songs such as Sleepwalking and And The Snakes Start To Sing, whilst the screaming is a lot more intense than in the past as the House Of Wolves shows. Sadly this is let down by the fact that the lyrical content is often rather stagnant and ridiculous with lines such as "F*ck your faith" and "Your not a shepherd, your just a sheep". The album also suffers from the fact that at times there is just a feeling of them ripping off other bands such as Sleepwalking which would not feel out of place on a Linkin Park album. The album had two singles released off of it of which only one really gives the feel of this album and that is Shadow Moses which is alright although it drags on a little and the chorus gets irritating.

When this album works however it really works. The opening song, Can You feel My Heart, is a very strong number that has elements of dubstep in it and some decent lyrics (one of the only times on Sempiternal this will be found) with the section where Oli sings "I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim". The House Of Wolves and Sleepwalking both have some very well done breakdowns that actually add a whole lot to the songs instead of the monotonous chugga-chugga the band has used for breakdowns on songs such as Pray For Plagues. Hospital For Souls and And The Snakes Start To Sing have great vocal performances that carry them through despite the fact they are a little too long. Seen It All Before is probably my favorite song off this album due to its amazing vocal performance and the chorus that is emotional and catchy.

Sadly there is some unnecessary nostalgia for their prior albums here in the form of Anti-Vist. This song has monotonous hardcore-punk influenced riffing and the worst excuse for lyrics ever (You could say im a fool who stands for nothing, i say your a cunt), and the vocals are god-awful. Oli attempts to clean sing the line "there will be no peaceful revolution" and at this point you will no doubt want to throw whatever you are listening to this album on at a wall. This album also falls flat in memorability as many of the songs you will listen to and not remember anything about them five minutes later. The riffing could also have been improved as many of them sound too generic and boring.

Bring Me The Horizon released an above average metalcore album for sure, but as Insurrection's sound-off states, way too many ***s were given.



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blacktheripper
April 1st 2013


722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol bad review

Kris.
April 1st 2013


12427 Comments


so this is like the 4th time you've reviewed this

ViperAces
April 1st 2013


12485 Comments


hi

Gwyn.
April 1st 2013


15272 Comments


hello!!!!!!!!!!!!

blacktheripper
April 1st 2013


722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh hai there

NeoSpaz
April 1st 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

WE STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH REVIEWS GUY

tempest--
April 1st 2013


14399 Comments


"off of it of"

NeoSpaz
April 1st 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

holy mother of grammar misuse batman!

tempest--
April 1st 2013


14399 Comments


Summary: meh
Rating: 3.0 - good

using "your" instead of "you're" multiple times
neg

NeoSpaz
April 1st 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Approval 18%

oh

Azn.
April 1st 2013


5615 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

we don't need more reviews of this

Sapient.
April 1st 2013


1109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"Summary: meh"

review done, very descriptive

DrGonzo1937
April 1st 2013


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

60% are reviewd by skele. Just tell him to stop doing them azninva5in lol

cagedescending
April 1st 2013


4124 Comments


this review changed my life

MarkTheDead
April 1st 2013


665 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This review is pretty meh, see what I did there?

ChopSuey
April 1st 2013


2392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

no



Progger6009
April 1st 2013


1128 Comments


Yeah, how could you possibly feel like this "3" review was better than the default for this album, negatory.

Mordecai.
April 1st 2013


8282 Comments


elements of dubstep

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013


50871 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

lol where is the dubstep

Digging: Bobby Barnett - Little Wounds

sixdegrees
April 1st 2013


17562 Comments


it's with the post-rock



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