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


4.0
excellent

Review

by Lykle USER (1 Reviews)
December 20th, 2010 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bring Me The Horizon's new album is an intense roller coaster ride, full of energy and highly dynamic.

Until recently, the music of Bring Me The Horizon was unknown to me. I've simply never given them a chance, having heard about their trendy looks, their popularity among teenagers and their allegedly generic metalcore. Shame on me. Fortunately, the guys from Benea Reach, who I regard highly when it comes to taste in music, claimed that Bring Me The Horizon's "There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret" was the album of the year, so I decided to check it out after all, despite of the ridiculously long title.

When a band is labeled as 'metalcore', I always fear for generically recycled Gothenburg riffs with a mix of harsh and boring clean vocals, but Bring Me The Horizon prove me wrong right from the start. This band is truly energetic, dynamic and willing to experiment. Right from the intense opener "Crucify Me", the band manages to impress with heavy riffs, a rather epic atmosphere and the vocals of Oliver Sykes, who sounds like he's having a continuous panic attack throughout the album. The first song alone is quite a roller coaster ride already, combining the aggression of metal and hardcore with electronic elements and female vocals, while never losing any of its intensity. You could even call it a blueprint for the rest of the album, as Bring Me The Horizon takes the expression 'never a dull moment' very seriously. The downside of this approach is that the album sounds incoherent at times, like the band had too many ideas and didn't know which ones to drop. Next time, they should really make an effort to structure their album better, so it doesn't sound like random (good) ideas put together in an illogical order.

Nevertheless, "There Is A Hell..." really is an excellent album with some fantastic songs, like the melodic and extremely catchy single "It Never Ends", the steam waltz called "Blacklist" and the instant live hits "Anthem" and "F*ck". You can hardly get your music any more energetic than this. Only "Home Sweet Hole" is below par, with its generic chorus and generally boring riffs. I can imagine that Bring Me The Horizon isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you have an open mind and don't mind metalcore too much, you might just find something of your liking here.


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    Love it or hate it, it's still good....

    LuminousFire95 (3.5)
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  • SAPoodle (3.5)
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    neurosisxeno (4)
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    MegaMetalHeadBro (4.5)
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    Beauville88 (2.5)
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    Mason (4.5)
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    ANewTypeOfPunk (4)
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    ToOCzymMarzysz (4)
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  • SomeKindOfLove (3)
    Its no Count Your Blessings, but thank god it isnt another Suicide Season....

    Lacerda (1.5)
    Sure, it’s fun for them that they can experiment with their sound. But I’ll be damned ...

    Myself2me (3)
    You know what to expect from BMTH, Screaming, Breakdowns, and Dark lyrics. And this is wha...


Comments:Add a Comment 
bloc
December 20th 2010


57019 Comments


Benea Reach called this album of the year? Those crazy guys...

Digging: Ultravox - Vienna

Lykle
December 20th 2010


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yep, it was on their Facebook page.

Strider
December 20th 2010


4699 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It was pretty well written and I agree with most of the stuff you said, but I don't know If I should pos it, so I'll leave it as it is.

dr2den
December 20th 2010


1342 Comments


band sucks

Scrambled
December 20th 2010


394 Comments


When I woke up today I thought to myself, 'boy, I hope someone writes another review for this album, there definitely not enough reviews for it.' Thanks for delivering

FilthyBorgir
December 20th 2010


1334 Comments


Short review, got to the point, I liked it (pos).

eternium
December 20th 2010


16354 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Hey guys.











This sucks.

kris.
December 20th 2010


15275 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

eh its okay

Passname
December 20th 2010


317 Comments


My review will be up shortly.

DinoX
December 21st 2010


3582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ A little high don't you think?



I'll be looking out for your review

Tyrael
December 21st 2010


21113 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Heh, finally a good review of this, pos'd!

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 21st 2010


7502 Comments


For a first review, this is a solid piece of work. Have a pos, and welcome to the site!

Hope to hear more from you soon!

MrHigh
December 21st 2010


81 Comments


Lights is on this?? Hmm interesting. I enjoyed SS and i totally forgot about this.. ill be checkin it out

bloc
December 21st 2010


57019 Comments


She's effective on this album. Especially considering how mediocre her solo material is.

HumanGenome
December 22nd 2010


195 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

fuck this band



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