THE EVOLUTION OF BRING ME THE HORIZON
Love them or hate them, there's no doubt that Sheffield's Bring Me The Horizon have transformed into one of the biggest contemporary rock acts still around today. What's more impressive is despite starting from humble deathcore/metalcore beginnings, they've continually pushed and evolved their sound ensuring they never make the same record twice.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS - 2006
Considered a deathcore record, Bring Me The Horizon's debut is almost as far removed from their contemporary sound that it almost doesn't feel like the same band. Combining shrill screams and growls over furious shredding, it paved the way for what Bring Me The Horizon would go on to become.
SUICIDE SEASON - 2008
Moving into a more accessible metalcore foray, BMTH hit their stride with the release of Suicide Season, which catapulted them into a different audience of people and understandably shifted their fanbase. Tracks like 'Chelsea Smile' and 'The Sadness Will Never End' have gone on to become staple cuts of their catalogue.
THERE IS A HELL... - 2010
Experimentation is the name of the game on BMTH's third full-length with Canadian musician Lights lending her voice to tracks 'Crucify Me' and 'Don't Go', resulting in a more melodic side of the band we were yet to hear. The band still maintain their aggressive roots throughout, although some have described 'Blessed With A Curse' as sounding post-rock influenced.
SEMPITERNAL - 2013
Considered a major turning point for the band, Sempiternal is the band's first album to feature keyboardist/producer Jordan Fish, who has since gone on to become an integral member. Fish's production in combination with Sykes vocals adds a new dynamic layer to their sound and one that will define them going forward.
THAT'S THE SPIRIT - 2015
Focusing on a more commercialized sound, That's The Spirit had more of an emphasis on huge choruses and arena size singalongs, lead by infectious single 'Throne'. The once standalone single of 'Drown' also found its way onto the album, placing neatly alongside the band's sonic evolution.
AMO - 2019
Now with the pending release of their upcoming sixth studio album Amo, BMTH continue to push the envelope of their sound. Although 'Mantra' is the only tidbit of the album we've heard so far, it's a dynamic and catchy rock anthem that's sure to sit alongside another solid tracklist of bangers.