I've been a fan of Bring Me the Horizon since I found them, which was in 2012. However, listening to their album, "There's a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret" with a purpose, rather than just for fun, was definitely an experience. It actually reminded me of how much I love their music.
"Anthem" was definitely meant to be performed live. The rhythm section and the breakdown both really make the song what it is. When you listen to the lyrics, in a way seems like the original "Happy Song." Encouraging people to sing when things get hard, that is wonderful.
"Don't Go," is the album's most emotionally strong point. It features the vocals of Lights, and that just makes this ballad that much better. This is easily one of the most popular songs BMTH has, and for perfect reason. Its a cry for help, but done in a beautiful way. Nobody wants to be alone, and some feel like they can't do it on their own. This shares that thought very well.
Then there is "Blacklist." Now, "Blacklist" was a nice change from the aggressively fast paced tracks on the album. It's low and slow, and Oli's vocals in this song sound even more unhinged than they typically do - which is also a nice change.
This album was definitely one of the best among all the musical work that was released that year. Bring Me the Horizon get better and better, and push themselves harder and harder with every new song and album they release. Their latest album, "That's the Spirit" is definitely their best work to date, and I know their next album will be even better.
Use this album, along with the rest of BMTH's discography to fuel your excitement for everything they have coming up. Here soon they will be going to Mexico, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, and the US. US dates include festivals such asWelcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Pointfest, and Rock On The Range. They also will go back to Europe around the end of May to play many festivals there as well! Go look at all their upcoming dates on the Bring me The Horizon official website.
Written by Cassidy Donahue
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