11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bring Me the Horizon’s fourth studio album is also its first for RCA. With a switch to a major label, it should come as no surprise that the English metalcore band also ramped up the production of Sempiternal. The electronic flourishes lurking in the periphery of BMTH’s past albums are now at the forefront of its songs. Equally bolstered by sternum-rattling beats and frontman Oliver Sykes’ emotionally urgent howls, the opening anthem “Can You Feel My Heart” may be the most danceable metalcore song to date. However, devotees and purists of the genre will be glad to know that the electro garnishing never overshadows the core elements. “Sleepwalking” is a fine example—the guitars still build towering walls of sonic distortion, and Sykes still sounds like he’s shredding his larynx. The imported electronic textures only add another dimension to a tried-and-true sound. This extends into “Shadow Moses,” where more prevalent beats and neon tones serve as sandwiched layers of depth, letting the propulsive rhythms and muscled riffs stand out alongside Sykes’ screams.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bring Me the Horizon’s fourth studio album is also its first for RCA. With a switch to a major label, it should come as no surprise that the English metalcore band also ramped up the production of Sempiternal. The electronic flourishes lurking in the periphery of BMTH’s past albums are now at the forefront of its songs. Equally bolstered by sternum-rattling beats and frontman Oliver Sykes’ emotionally urgent howls, the opening anthem “Can You Feel My Heart” may be the most danceable metalcore song to date. However, devotees and purists of the genre will be glad to know that the electro garnishing never overshadows the core elements. “Sleepwalking” is a fine example—the guitars still build towering walls of sonic distortion, and Sykes still sounds like he’s shredding his larynx. The imported electronic textures only add another dimension to a tried-and-true sound. This extends into “Shadow Moses,” where more prevalent beats and neon tones serve as sandwiched layers of depth, letting the propulsive rhythms and muscled riffs stand out alongside Sykes’ screams.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
463 Ratings
463 Ratings
Sithkendra

Yeah

Cleaner vocals and screams. Going to be the best album compared to others. Already pre ordered. Stoked.

Karaphernelia_x

Amazing

Honestly, this is the album that made me fall in love with Bring Me The Horizon. I cannot wait until it comes out. Pre-ordered it and counting the days until its release :D

Mark Kushnir

So far, absolutely Incredible

I've only heard 3 of the songs so far: Shadow Moses, Antivist and Sleepwalking. When i first heard Shadow Moses, I was simply amazed. The style obviously sounded different from "There Is A Hell..." and i loved it. It sounded very anthem like(not the song, but the style) and very clean; very fresh. I loved the chorus and the lyrics. Te next song i heard was Antivist. It didn't sound too bad, but i didn't like it that much because of its repetition. It sounded cool, but a bit weak in my opinion and as far as I've heard, its their weakest song in the album. I then went onto iTunes to reserve Sempiternal, and found another new song, Sleepwalking. I listened to it, and was amazed once more. It sounds new and clean and I loved the chorus a lot. The lyrics are absolutely incredible and he song flows really well. It sounds a bit softer than their usual stuff, but It doesn't bother me since I love a wide variety of genres. Theres also a part in the song, near the middle-end, where everything dramatically calms down, and the vocals mixed with the calmness, sound beautifully mesmerizing. At that part of the song, its just absolutely haunting and feels as if time DOES stand still(A reference only those who've heard will understand). Anyways, Sleepwalking is my favorite song from Sempiternal, currently, but its close with Shadow Moses. This album looks very promising. BMTH is a very unique and amazing band that changes their music styles, for the better so far. Although I can only go off of three songs, I definitely recommend this to BMTH fans and newbies.

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
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2004

Songs

Albums

Videos

Listeners Also Bought