11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On That’s the Spirit, BMTH plays the extremes against one other. Their noisier metalcore takes a back seat to more alt-pop elements, but the band rocks as hard as ever. There’s a rah-rah vibe to the album's title, but these songs are anything but happy. And they write accessible hooks while screaming out lines like, "I’ll leave you chokin’/On every word you left unspoken.” It's in that dynamic—from the dubstep-tinged opener, “Doomed,” to the sarcastic cheerleader chant on "Happy Song" to the melodic rocker “True Friends"—that BMTH assert their huge arena-rock ambitions.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On That’s the Spirit, BMTH plays the extremes against one other. Their noisier metalcore takes a back seat to more alt-pop elements, but the band rocks as hard as ever. There’s a rah-rah vibe to the album's title, but these songs are anything but happy. And they write accessible hooks while screaming out lines like, "I’ll leave you chokin’/On every word you left unspoken.” It's in that dynamic—from the dubstep-tinged opener, “Doomed,” to the sarcastic cheerleader chant on "Happy Song" to the melodic rocker “True Friends"—that BMTH assert their huge arena-rock ambitions.

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About Bring Me the Horizon

Fronted by a tattooed clothing designer and influenced by death metal, grindcore, and emo, Bring Me the Horizon aren't the average deathcore band. The group was formed in 2004 from the ashes of several Sheffield-based outfits, with the 2003 Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean serving as the inspiration for the band's name. Singer Oliver Sykes, guitarists Lee Malia and Curtis Ward, bassist Matt Kean, and drummer Matt Nicholls initially established their own label, Thirty Days of Night, to release their debut EP, 2005's This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For. Upon signing to the higher-profile label Visible Noise (whose roster also included Bullet for My Valentine and Lostprophets), they reissued the EP to a wider audience. Bring Me the Horizon's full-length debut, Count Your Blessings, appeared in October 2006, with an American release following one year later courtesy of Epitaph Records.

With their second album, Suicide Season, Bring Me the Horizon moved in a more accessible direction and wound up cracking the U.K. album charts. Not everyone approved of the new sound, though, and Ward left the band in early 2009. His temporary replacement was Jona Weinhofen, formerly a member of I Killed the Prom Queen. Weinhofen ended up staying with the band as a permanent member, and the group returned to the studio with producer Fredrik Nordström in March 2010 to begin work on a third album. The resulting There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It, There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret was released during the latter half of 2010, several months after the band wrapped up its engagement with the Warped Tour. A fourth album, the critically lauded Sempiternal, arrived on Epitaph in 2013, and peaked at number three on the U.K. albums chart. 2015's loosely conceptual That's the Spirit saw the group dropping some of their metalcore tendencies in lieu of a more melodic, alt-metal approach. ~ Stewart Mason

  • ORIGIN
    Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • FORMED
    2004

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