Review Summary: sugar honey ice and tea
I'll be honest, I'm disappointed. Not because of the quality of the music. It's pretty good musicianship from a band who have been constantly evolving their sound over a decade . But disappointed because I've come to realize that the Sempiternal days I grew loving are long gone.
The record has caught up an interesting theme, rotating mostly around sarcasm and love. 'MANTRA' is a typical arena rock piece will get the crowd dancing and stop to a SIRI voice saying " Mantra ". 'in the dark' talks about getting cheated on. other singles like 'sugar honey ice and tea', 'medicine' incorporate poppy and electronic elements while 'i don't know what to say' incorporates orchestral elements to complement an already diverse album. Despite the diversity, the tracks do not fall out of place and as is the norm since 'Sempiternal' the production is well done. Oliver's vocals have drastically improved while Jordan Fish has added another dimension with his keyboard and production
All said and done, there are certain tracks that basically that are basically bland. 'ouch' didn't add much 'mother tongue' albeit well written is already and tried and tested formula and does not do justice to an otherwise good album. You also feel that there is an edge missing in amo after two listens which couldn't be said for 'Sempiternal' and 'That's the Spirit' for that matter.
In Conclusion, Bring Me the Horizon really coudn't give a damn about what you say and will keep making whatever music they want to make. Its a good listen. Not metal. but good music
- sugar honey ice and tea
- wonderful life
- i dont know what to say