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


3.5
great

Review

by skeletorissatan USER (142 Reviews)
August 22nd, 2012 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Improvement, but only a minor onr

Bring Me The Horizon. Those four words can single handedly create mass hysteria. To some, they are the finest thing since sliced bread. To others, they are a ***ing abomination that needed to be aborted. I myself fit in between the two categories. Of their past two releases, I despised debut Count Your Blessings, but did not really mind Suicide Season all that much. Other than the one major ***ing problem of the vocals of on Oli Sykes.

This man is known for his terribly whiny, shouty style of screaming, that started on their first album, but only got worse on Suicide Season. Well, this has not really changed on this, their third album, There Is A Hell, but it has not got any worse either. On some songs on here, he is just about tolerable, on others he damn nearly kills the songs single handedly.

Another problem the band has always had is that their guitar riffs always come off sounding like the same riff with a slight variation, and that problem is also present here. From Crucify Me to It Never Ends through to Alligator Blood right through to the final track the Fox and The Wolf, their is very little variation in guitar work.

However, their are actually positives to this album. The first half of the album is full of some decent tracks. Crucify Me features one of Oli's finest vocal performances ever, Anthem is incredibly catchy, It Never Ends is just flat out fantastic, *** has that immortal last minute with the duet between Oli Sykes and the singer of You Me At Six.

However, it is Dont Go where this album really finds its best aspects all come together. This is the track with the most different sound to it. To begin with, Oli sounds as terrible as always. However, give it time and you may notice the real power and emotion behind his vocals and lyrics on this song. Guest star Lights, a pop/electronic singer, makes one of her contributions to the album on this song, and it really works rather well. The duet between her and Oli is one of the best moments of the album.

There are also some rather piss poor songs on here. Memorial, the instrumental track, lasts for three minutes and goes absolutely ***ing nowhere. Visions suffers from being too ***ing long, and Blacklist is the absolute low point of this band. Yes, its worse than anything from Count Your Blessings. It takes 20 seconds to actually start, and even when it does start, you wish it hadn't. The studio editing on Oli's vocals is the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard, the lyrics are ***, and the guitar work is the worst on the album. This song really is utterly terrible.

Album closer The fox And The Wolf and Blessed With A Curse are two fantastic songs, that really do give this band a decent amount of respect from me. Those two songs are a fine way to end this album, and almost make up for Blacklist and Visions and Memorial. Almost, but not quite.

All in all, this release is not that terrible. In fact, it is above average. The good songs on this album (Dont Go, Blessed With A Curse, It Never ends, *** etc) are all fantastic numbers that are a joy to behold. But when this album sucks, it really sucks. The guitar work is bland, and the fans of this band need to realise that they are in fact worshipping mediocrity. A slight improvement, but not much. 3.5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
BodomThrashMachine
August 22nd 2012


316 Comments


no dude this band is still pure shit

Evreaia
August 22nd 2012


5089 Comments


Yup they still are, and and as long as the vocalist remains they always will be.

ViperAces
August 22nd 2012


12593 Comments


As long as the guitarist bassist vocalist and drummer remains they will always be.

Observer
Staff Reviewer
August 22nd 2012


6935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I AM THE OCEAN I AM THE SEA

Digging: Shadow of Intent - Melancholy

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 22nd 2012


32190 Comments

Album Rating: 2.8

I am a mountain, I am the sea, you can't take that away from me



Oh wait, wrong band

Evreaia
August 22nd 2012


5089 Comments


"As long as the guitarist bassist vocalist and drummer remains they will always be."

I was trying to be nice by only mentioning that dickhead vocalist

SCREAMorphine
August 22nd 2012


1824 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Production on this album makes me sick.

KILL
August 22nd 2012


81232 Comments


sucks!

Evreaia
August 22nd 2012


5089 Comments


yeah

BodomThrashMachine
August 22nd 2012


316 Comments


not rly flutter, all of their stuff is shit

Youtellme
August 22nd 2012


1351 Comments


Album sucks dick.

JAXETA
August 22nd 2012


805 Comments


onr

BodomThrashMachine
August 22nd 2012


316 Comments


^ lol 3.5 hahahahahahahahaha

Graveyard
August 22nd 2012


6370 Comments


This user seriously makes the worst reviews.

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2012


2609 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Meh, I've never really been interested in this band at all. I've heard their music, and it's not the worst I've heard, but I've heard so much better too. As for the review, you seriously needed to proof read this to make it 'readable' for people on here. I know a few users that prey on spelling mistakes,etc.

Digging: Finsterforst - Zerfall

zaruyache
August 22nd 2012


21213 Comments


Musically they seem a standard metalcore affair, but those whiny vocals drown out all sense of talent and listenability this band could have.

TheFonz123
August 22nd 2012


2793 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this band is awful but "the sadness will never end" is my fucking jam

TheFonz123
August 22nd 2012


2793 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

omg best song ever. Suicide season would be .5/5 but I gave it a 2/5 just for that song

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 22nd 2012


56891 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Why does this have almost 1000 ratings



TheFonz123
August 22nd 2012


2793 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I actually liked the video too.



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