Bring Me The Horizon / There Is A Hell.. / Epitaph
How do you follow up a cultural phenomenon like Suicide Season? Release There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret. Looking past the 20-syllable title, the Brit quintet light their metalcore image ablaze generating fumes of growth with a thirst to be violently loud and vicious. The third studio effort isn’t a repeat of the past; there are takes willing to traumatize faithful groupies (“Anthem”, “Home Sweet Hole”), but it’s the stage dive into ominous strings and the abstract that push the Epitaph act’s talent to its peak.
“Everything I touch turns to stone / So wrap your arms around me and leave me on my own” screams vocalist Oliver Sykes, clashing his taste for lyrical subtlety with the wail of electric chemistry on “Blessed With A Curse”. As Bring Me The Horizon’s previous work exploded with youthful angst, There Is A Hell.. flickers with sincere emotion. Unlike similar releases, it’s practically spilling out onto the floor; the length is draining but the vulnerable outbursts and duets with Canadian sprite Lights (“Crucify Me”, “Don’t Go”) enhance Sykes’ struggle with his own heart’s voice. There is an artistic beast growing inside of Bring Me The Horizon. Believe me, I’ve heard it.
Download: “Blessed With A Curse”, “Blacklist”
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