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Bring Me the Horizon

Bring Me the Horizon: Count Your BlessingsCount Your Blessings (2006)
Earache Records

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Contributed by: crazytoledocrazytoledo
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Bring Me the Horizon is one of those bands that you just don't understand the reason why they're popular. Of all the bands playing their genre of music, the kids went out and latched on to an entirely generic metalcore band that is playing the same songs numerous bands have played in the past. You c.
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Bring Me the Horizon is one of those bands that you just don't understand the reason why they're popular. Of all the bands playing their genre of music, the kids went out and latched on to an entirely generic metalcore band that is playing the same songs numerous bands have played in the past. You can't spend five minutes on Myspace without stumbling across some girl's profile who has a picture of vocalist Oliver Sykes or some guy who has one of their songs as his profile song. What's even more cringe worthy is the fact that almost the entire fan base is based on teenage girls and their obsession over vocalist Oliver Sykes (to the point where when I saw them in Cleveland, every girl screamed when he jumped into the crowd).

When it comes to the music Bring Me the Horizon will definitely not win points for originality, as their music is laden with the usual mix of breakdowns, screamed vocals and guitar solos. The breakdowns are your standard generic fare, doing nothing whatsoever to the song. But then again, they'll definitely be considered "br00tal" by 15 year old scene kids trying to parade around as hardcore kids. Throughout the entire CD Oliver's vocals are layered, as he switches back in forth between lows, mids and highs. They aren't entirely bad, but his scream is rather weak compared to most bands in this genre, making it even more bothersome that he's mainly considered the highlight of the band. And as if the bands overrated and unoriginal songs weren't enough, they have songs actually called "Off the Heezay" and "For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only."

The saddest aspect of Bring Me the Horizon is if vocalist Oliver Sykes happened to be some hairy 300 pound beast, their fan base would be minimal at best. They're the metal/hardcore equivalent of a boy band. Every girl is obsessed with him and every guy would kill to be him. It's kind of sad when you actually sit and think why Bring Me the Horizon has became popular (and even sadder that for some reason Earache decided to release this album in the states), but it's pretty much commonplace for undeserving bands to be the ones to receive all the praise and gather a large fan base nowadays.

Bring Me the Horizon at it's very basic is a generic metalcore band with a subpar vocalist, over abundant breakdowns and entirely cliché and sometimes flat out pathetic lyrics ('She starts her new diet of liquor and dick / Just like Hollywood, but laced in sick / The sun goes down, and so does she / So clap your hands to the sound of every first born dying now). The only saving grace to their songs is the occasional solo that freshens up things a bit, but a few solos scattered throughout won't save a 36 minute album from being a complete dud. Maybe with time they'll progress and write an album worth some of the praise they receive, but there's honestly no need for them to progress, their fans will love them anyways, even if there are far better bands out there that should be the ones everyone is obsessing over.

 

 
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BMTH3 (July 16, 2012)

It`s not all about Oliver Sykes...he is a great singer...and he is good looking and everything...but Bring Me The Horizon are something more..they are all great and they make the music i LOVE..Bring Me The Horizon is my favourite band...and not becouse Oliver...becouse the great music...and the passion lyrics...BMTH=FOREVER

OneWord (January 19, 2011)

This is a terrible review.
The moment I stumbled upon this horrible load of crap I had to make an account just to tell you this.
One of the many reasons BMTH is popular is because "you" haters give them so much attention.
It's obvious that you're biased and you shouldn't have bothered to even post this sad excuse for a review.
Oh yeah, about the lyrics being crap. Maybe you should learn to read?!
Or maybe you can't just depict what the connotations are? Either way it makes you ignorant.
Oh yes and how could I forget... Originality
I have yet to hear anyone that screams as well as Oliver Sykes in this genre.
Also, Lee Malia is one of the best guitarists out there and it's clear in their music.
As far as their fan base consisting only of twelve year old "scene" girls, that is not true and maybe you should do some research to back that.
Yes Oliver Sykes has good looks, no shit, he's a model.
It seems like the only idiots who actually bash on BMTH are people that hate "scene" kids.
You're just a moron who did a review on an ALBUM based on the band's lifestyle, fan base, MYSPACE, and looks when it should be based SOLELY on their sound/music.
You should really learn to appreciate music for what it is and grow up.

ScaryCanary (November 28, 2010)

t is clear as to why they are popular. They fit well into their genre, they are recognized out of the usual drab that the metalcore/screamo genre is through their unique sound. When reviewing an album, its usually critical to not take the complaining bitch side and "dis" the band that has obviously had more success then you. Your classic MYSPACE bashing of their fan base is highly unoriginal, and the fact that you are insulting the looks and sex appeal of their singer makes it very apparent you are jealous, and has nothing to do with the album whatsoever.

As for their "over abundant breakdowns.." thats like saying every punk band to ever touch a power chord is unoriginal and deserves no credit.

As for their "entirely cliché and sometimes flat out pathetic lyrics," it fits well the scene and style of the band.

Learn to write a DESCENT review in the future. Not just a well though out bias bitch fit over a genre of music you don't like and don't fit into.

crazytoledo (July 1, 2009)

First of all. You obviously haven't REALLY listened to BMTH.
They are completely original. I've personally never heard another band out there like them. I've been listening to them since the begining. Back in 2004. Before I ever knew what Oliver Sykes looked like. yes he is beautiful. but he's not what makes the band. What makes the band is their sic music. and originality. Your just a dumb jealous bitch...which idk if ur a guy or girl but if your a girl ur prolly madd cuz they didnt add u on myspace. and if ur a guy your upset cause girls arent drooling over your lame ass. ANYWAY! what i am trying to say is that...bmth is an amazing ORIGINAL band...that got together to play music...not to get all these girls all over them. they never wanted to get this big in the first place. I just think its sad that you can see how talented they are...and just because u have strong opinons about them..u persuade other ppl on this blog to believe everything you say. I think you should get a life and talk about the other bands out there that suck ass and should never have gotten a deal in the first place.

oh and ps.
earache didnt release bmth in the states.
epitaph did.
YOU DUMB FUCK.


1. They sound like so many other bands, go listen to more music...

2. I'm a guy and I can get a girl, quite easily. I actually have ignored most of them who have tried to talk to me. I also currently have a girlfriend, so I'm not jealous of Oli.

3. And the last bit was pretty funny. This CD was released in the states by Earache, Epitaph released their second full length. If you're gonna try to call out people for something, make sure you don't make yourself look like an idiot...

Leonidas (May 7, 2009)

haha, you (the person below me) are a fucking dumbass. BMTH are no different from any other deathcore (NOT SCREAMO, DESPITE WHAT YOU DUMB SCENEFUCKS SEEM TO THINK) band. they play the same one note breakdowns, have the same high screams and growls, the same tired riffs etc as every other deathcore band. and while money and girls probably wasn't their original intent, now that they are massively popular with the 12 year old scene girls that's probably the only thing they care about.

and why would toledo want to add them on myspace? myspace fucking sucks anyway.

also, epitaph only released suicide season.

cutxthroatxkorey (April 22, 2009)

First of all. You obviously haven't REALLY listened to BMTH.
They are completely original. I've personally never heard another band out there like them. I've been listening to them since the begining. Back in 2004. Before I ever knew what Oliver Sykes looked like. yes he is beautiful. but he's not what makes the band. What makes the band is their sic music. and originality. Your just a dumb jealous bitch...which idk if ur a guy or girl but if your a girl ur prolly madd cuz they didnt add u on myspace. and if ur a guy your upset cause girls arent drooling over your lame ass. ANYWAY! what i am trying to say is that...bmth is an amazing ORIGINAL band...that got together to play music...not to get all these girls all over them. they never wanted to get this big in the first place. I just think its sad that you can see how talented they are...and just because u have strong opinons about them..u persuade other ppl on this blog to believe everything you say. I think you should get a life and talk about the other bands out there that suck ass and should never have gotten a deal in the first place.

oh and ps.
earache didnt release bmth in the states.
epitaph did.
YOU DUMB FUCK.

cutxthroatxkorey (April 22, 2009)

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Leonidas (March 20, 2009)

I like Oli's vocals but his lyrics are fucking horrible. The guitarists and drummers are decent, considering there is much worse in the deathcore genre (Waking the Cadaver).

xxiLuVoLiSyKeSxx (December 26, 2008)

ur a jelus idot!! oli is rely hot nd BMTH r rely talnted! y dont u make a band and b as sucesful as they r? o rite, bcuz u cant!!! i bet ur an ugli ho 2!!!!

jonahTM4M (November 18, 2008)

haha
so true
no one would like them if they had a different singer
even if he sounded the exact same

RYANGP (August 7, 2008)

I'm not a fan of BMTH, but this review is way biased. Yes, Sykes is a rapist and a douche, but this album is solidly in the 4-6 range

VictorIkpeba24 (August 6, 2008)

Hey I didn't know that story of him urinating on a fan... I never thought i would, but now I regret not having been to that show in Nottingham, I was actually living quite near at the time and went to several shows at that venue.

russe11 (August 4, 2008)

great review dude. your best one yet.

wearestillalive (August 3, 2008)

Great review.

HumanUnkind (August 1, 2008)

This review says it all.

kraze (August 1, 2008)

Hilarious band.

WReeyyy!!! RAaa Wreyyy BLEYYY!!!

zombie-guru (August 1, 2008)

This band covers Slipknot. Enough said.

ThomPunkAheaddotcom (August 1, 2008)

it's pathetic how girls and people still suck his cock after he demonstrated the respect he has for females and fans, after urinating on one and assaulting her after refusing the faggot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_Me_The_Horizon

sugarfull (August 1, 2008)

This was a great review, and touched on everything that sucks about this band. I liked how you mentioned your disgust at seeing Earache release this.

kvzuky (August 1, 2008)

Best album in the history of ever.

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