Bring Me the Horizon
There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...


4.0
excellent

Review

by ANewTypeOfPunk USER (11 Reviews)
October 11th, 2010 | 295 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: While most people don't think this bands deserves the light of day, Bring Me The Horizon release an album that's worth listening to more then just for the fun factor and breakdowns.

Sheffield's Bring Me The Horizon have been in the spotlight ever since their release of their debut album Count Your Blessings. Their debut was welcomed by scene kids and br00t4l breakdown lovers alike, but disregarded by most. This isn't going as far as saying their debut is bad because it simply isn't. It's just a different style, which it seems BMTH changes up with every album.
I've heard multiple arguments regarding their style changes, and usually it revolves around Oli's vocals being fried, so he can't preform like he used to. Whatever the real story is behind their sound change, it's for the better.

"There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret" is the 3rd studio album to date, released by metalcore outfit BMTH. It incorporates a lot of small changes that you will not find on Suicide Season (2nd album), such as the use of orchestra originated instruments and a choir.

Now a lover of the genre might scoff at that, but to be honest, Bring Me The Horizon know what they're doing.

The album opener and best track of the whole album, titled "Crucify Me" is a pristine example of the band utilizing their new skills and style. The synth isn't overly used, nor is it cheesy and irritating like Attack Attack! or any other similar bands. The guitar albeit, is still chug oriented, and there's not much change with that aspect throughout the album. There are a few solos, like on the track "Blacklist", but usually they aren't complex or long, which is a little sad, considering this band used to be able to shred, something which they apparently tend to avoid nowadays.

Drums have been slowed down, due to the fact that this album is generally slower then their sophomore release. But they're still impressive, solid beats throughout the album, and they do sound better/different then your average mediocre metalcore band. Don't take this wrong though, the album has many fast parts, there's just a lot more ambience and slower parts then there were in their last release.

One new and interestingly enough thing about BMTH, is the fact that their album isn't breakdown riddled, at least that's what it seems. Although there is a breakdown for almost every track, it doesn't feel like all you're hearing is breakdown. The use of ambience in between fast parts is really refreshing, giving the listener a chance to reflect on what they've heard, and prime for the next fast paced chorus or riff.

The vocals have also improved not only on style, but also lyric wise with this release. Whether it's the poetic soft singing of canadian acoustic singer Lights, the shouted gang vocals, or the appearances of other featured artists like Josh from You Me At Six, or Josh from the Chariot, this album doesn't fail to offer a variety of emotions and thoughts.

This album is not without error though, as some songs do tend to sound the same, reverting back to Suicide Season oriented mistake of repetition (yes I'm looking at you Visions, Home Sweet Hole, and Anthem).

I also find myself wishing the guitar work was a bit more interesting, but it doesn't take away from the overall feel of the album, just certain parts I find myself wishing there was a bit more complexity within the song structures.


Overall, I'd say this is easily their best release, and it seems with each listen, this album only becomes better.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
americanmusicmachine
October 11th 2010


3953 Comments


josh scogin's on this OMG!!!

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

let me know if you guys see any grammatical errors or sentence structure errors and i'll fix em asap.



i gave this a 4, because even though my score was originally a 3, i bumped it up to a 4 because I found myself listening to this album a lot, and also because the pros to this album greatly outweigh the cons,



even the songs that people consider shitty such as blacklist, i still find enjoyable.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2010


32190 Comments

Album Rating: 2.8

I'll never read a review when there's mistakes in the summary

ImpendingSpoon321
October 11th 2010


237 Comments


Sounds interesting, i liked CYB and SS was ok but had too much filer. I pos'd but whats up with "fast parts, there's just a"? I think you left something out right there, good review and i might check this out

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i did, let me get on that right away, thanks!

Gyromania
October 11th 2010


28190 Comments


And the worst album art of 2010 goes to Bring Me The Horizon! Who coincidentally have one of the worst band names

ImpendingSpoon321
October 11th 2010


237 Comments


this is probably the worst album art I've ever seen haha

BallsToTheWall
October 11th 2010


49710 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

LIGHTS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH





Single was awesome.

Digging: Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

TheBloodTypo
October 11th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

A 3.2 rating is way too high for this.

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

BOTDF epic anyone?

TheBloodTypo
October 11th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh, hell no.

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

@TheBloodTypo, i disagree. this album is actually really good, and it's WAY above average.



go listen to scarlett o'hara and then say this album is average.

TheBloodTypo
October 11th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'd really, really rather not.



I did give this new sound a try. It just didn't have much for me.

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i don't fault you for not wanting to listen to them...



and fair enough, as long as you gave it a try I cant complain.

TheBloodTypo
October 11th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

At least I didn't give it a one. Haters. Haha.

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

anyone who gave this a one, is just an asshole. god. only terrible shit deserves a one.



like.... botdf.



and BC13 MUHFUKAHS

TheBloodTypo
October 11th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I thought Attack Attack deserved it after this bullshit.



http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=60474107

TheBloodTypo
October 11th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

We're secretly 30-year old virgins, let's keep it a secret.

ANewTypeOfPunk
October 11th 2010


736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

haha I laughed at that video, that vocalist was their worst idea ever, glad they kicked him out. band is still terribad though...

Jakeitwasaghost
October 12th 2010


767 Comments


This is a 2.5 for me. It's not horrible, but nothing I will listen to a week from now. "Crucify Me" would be awesome if 2 minutes of it weren't horrible.



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