Bring Me The Horizon's fifth studio album, That's The Spirit is out now! Its been two years since they released the Sempiternal album, and let us just say you will not be dissapointed. This is different from that album, but done very, very well.
Through out the album, there's songs people can definitely relate to. Songs that talk of despair, getting away, friendship, and surprisingly a love song.
We actually are a newer fan of BMTH, so perhaps the love song shouldn't have surprised us but when, "Follow You" was playing we were rather surprised. The song actually says they could drag him through hell, but he's under her spell and will always be there for her. "Cross my heart and hope to die, I promise I will never leave your side." Its extremely beautiful and sweet, really.
We also wanted to give honorable mentions to, "True Friends", the re-released version of "Drown", and "Blasphemy."
For some reason we can't exactly explain, "True Friends" speaks to us. Its one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days, and you relate to it for reasons unknown even to you. Nothing's going on now, but past experiences may influence how you relate to a song. "I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you. I will forget, but I will never forgive you. Don't you know? Don't you know? True friends stab you in the front." Its just an awesome song about betrayal, and we couldn't help but love it.
"Drown", is a beautiful cry for help that they re-recorded for the album. "Who will fix me now? Dive in when I'm down? Save me from myself. Don't let me drown. Who will make me fight? Drag me out alive? Save me from myself! Don't let me drown." Everyone, unfortunately has felt like they may be drowning in the stress of it all, and just question if anyone will be there to help. Its a beautiful struggle, and that's all we have to say on the matter.
Now "Blasphemy", actually got us rather excited. Its an anti-religion song, which yes, will ruffle the feathers of thousands, but that can also be a sign that you're doing something right. Its blunt and frankly, it just made us want to shout, "MUSIC IS THE RELIGION." The song flat out says that religion just doesn't make sense, and that was awesome. "It makes no sense -but it must be right. The blood and sweat you sacrificed, was it all for nothing? 'Cause we found no sign and we see no light. We hear no voice when we pray at night.
Fantastic job, Bring Me The Horizon! You released another kick ass album! You can get this album now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, wherever music is sold. Let this album excite you for all the live performances they have coming up October 1 through December 9. Visit BMTH's website for more information.
Go check out That's The Spirit, more than likely you will be blown away.
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