Bring Me The Horizon
POST HUMAN: NeX GEn


2.0
poor

Review

by jesper STAFF
May 24th, 2024 | 505 replies


Release Date: 05/24/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: gEt mE HiGh LikE aN AtTic

Exospherial Jazzcat: Why would one start an album with a 20-second long intro?

Gvmnt Incel Dog: Stop Counterparts discourse this time I'm serious. Why is the barista drinking the flat white I ordered?

Exospherial Jazzcat: Okay sorry. We walked but you might have had a little too much of the stuff. There is no barista.

Gvmnt Incel Dog: ***. I guess there really is no hope of resuscitating society. Are we all players in a sick robot game and has the world been swept by parasitic-

Exospherial Jazzcat: You’re so last album. EP? Record. I’m tired already, aren’t you?

Gvmnt Incel Dog: Tired. Tired. New album, who?

Exospherial Jazzcat: Bring Me The Horizon. Sheffield four-piece. Lacking in omega 3.

Gvmnt Incel Dog: Excellent do they have instruments?

Exospherial Jazzcat: They do! Several instruments. Do you?

Gvmnt Incel Dog: Ableton?

Exospherial Jazzcat: English please.

Gvmnt Incel Dog: I am a dog.


state-of-the-art emotion simulator of ancestors of the yesteryear


While the opening seconds of Post Human: Nex Gen might make one wonder whether this project will be a step up from Bring Me The Horizon’s most recent work, “Youtopia” copy-pasting a Deaf Havana riff immediately after casts some doubts. As a whole, the annoyingly capitalised track is fine; it’s serviceable background noise with a chorus destined for Reading, Leeds, perhaps Rock Im Park, and mayhaps Sziget… and that’s a bit of a problem.

The Oli Sykes-fronted outfit have been many things during their existence, but even in their most inoffensive form (That’s the Spirit) they somewhat convincingly shaped an edgy, daring image - trashing Coldplay’s table will surely get you there. Now, in 2024, BMTH are still doing approximately every genre ever, but for the first time ever, they’re just fucking boring. Again: serviceable background noise with a chorus to be enjoyed by drunk Europeans and approximately no one else. Sure, there’s the mandatory Deftones ripoff, there’s a ballad, there’s grunge, there’s breakdowns, but ultimately, every song feels the same. There’s not a whole lot of fun to be had here, and the constant [ost] interludes unconvincingly tie the project into something more than a collection of singles and some other songs they dreamt up in four wee- years.

The lyrics. Oh god, the lyrics. Look: if hearing the word “therapy” six times per song can convince a single person to go to therapy it’s a certified W - Simple Plan sure helped me a lot back in the day - however, I don’t know if it's part of this album's appeal that a ton of its songs sound written by as well as for 13 year olds, but this one wears that so convincingly it's quite frankly scary. The record’s persistent (failed) surface-level attempts at mental health awareness are honestly not that far off from when MGK posted a custom built guitar in the shape of a razor blade for edge cred and the real Olli (from Static Dress) dunked him for it. Thankfully Bring Me The Horizon do remember to rip off MGK on several tracks here too. Ugh, yikes, this might just be the first album I’m Too Old for… but if I’m too old for this, surely Oli would be too?

I don’t know; the phrase “age is just a number” is a recurring mantra in the scene for a reason, I guess. At the end of the day, Post Human: Nex Gen is genuinely impressive. How does one band manage to rip off Deaf Havana, Deftones, Boston Manor, Enter Shikari, Porter Robinsonbithfimtaylorswift, Green Day, Radiohead, MGK, Iggy Pop and DreamWeaver, feature Underoath, Aurora, Lil Uzi Vert, Daryl Palumbo and Glassjaw… and be this goddamn boring? It’s a true testament to Bring Me The Horizon’s songwriting: packaging Festival-core blandness as Pandering Pieces of Content. I guess it doesn’t help that the Fish left. But who cares? People will listen to this music and future music they put out also. As long as they can write a chorus, they are fine.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
JesperL
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2024


5545 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i blame johnny

artificialbox
May 24th 2024


2063 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Lolll nice one Jesper

henryChinaski
May 24th 2024


5058 Comments


I mean, judging only by the song titles, this is probably super mediocre

Groundking
May 24th 2024


2310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Damn, did Tundra delete his review? lmfao



Good reveiw Jesper even though I don't agree, album is great fun.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2024


61255 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czkkr8l7jjxo LOOK WHAT WE DID :[[[[

IAmEverest
May 24th 2024


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I disagree with your review and feel the need to tell you how wrong you are. But hey, Being Me The Horizon have been very divisive ever since they stopped being deathcore. So it’s not terribly surprising that some love it and some hate it. But this is still their best work since Sempiternal.

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2024


18363 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

This is reviewing

SteakByrnes
May 24th 2024


30125 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

They didn't start being divisive when they stopped making deathcore, they've been divisive from the very beginning pal. Album is lame and offensively boring tiktok music

Asura14
May 24th 2024


538 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

"to be enjoyed by drunk Europeans"

honestly I don't think this is close to the stadium/festival anthems/choruses that they've done in the past, I'm not a fan of Amo and That's the spirit but at least they had that going for them

LightAndGlass
May 24th 2024


1242 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well I guess the other review got deleted so my comments on this are gone.



But basically I think this band gets a ridiculous amount of unwarranted hate because at their worst I think they're just average and they've made a lot of average music with some fun songs over the years. They're treated like they're Brokencyde on sputnik.



There's plenty of bad lyrics and some filler here but genuinely good songs too. I think Limousine is the standout best track.

Asura14
May 24th 2024


538 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Also I enjoyed Post Human: Survival Horror, I thought this would be somewhat a sequel to it but it's just random af

Brabiz
May 24th 2024


2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think this is probably their best album. Catchy and melodic, mixed with the aggressive elements and electronic elements. Really fun record

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2024


5545 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

glad some of u are enjoying this, wish i enjoyed it



"They're treated like they're Brokencyde on sputnik." idk i kinda wish this were as entertainingly bad as brokencyde lol, this is just boring bland vapidness : /

vult
May 24th 2024


2393 Comments


"But this is still their best work since Sempiternal."

I feel like I read this EVERY time this band releases something. This band sucks and lost it a long time ago.

oisincoleman64
May 24th 2024


2735 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Why do people still act like Sempiternal is the peak of their career? Pretty much every album they've released since has been more interesting, I almost see that as more of a transitional record

AlexKzillion
May 24th 2024


17554 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

think this might be their worst album honestly



it somehow has both the most total tracks and the least good tracks of any bmth album that's quite the achievement

gravityswitch
May 24th 2024


1956 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

There is a Hell is better than Sempiternal

oisincoleman64
May 24th 2024


2735 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I forgot the music to listen to EP is sub-2 on here as well, sput's BMTH ratings are out of wack

Kusangii
May 24th 2024


6823 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol this band

Lopan
May 24th 2024


104 Comments


Love this band but this album feels a bit lazy and repetitive. Some good hooks here and there but lacks cohesiveness. Could have been another great EP like Survival Horror.



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