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Bring Me the Horizon

Bring Me the Horizon: Suicide SeasonSuicide Season (2008)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Contributed by: mikexdudemikexdude
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I have a pet peeve about a lot of these "scene" bands: the fact that most of them are very talented individuals yet continue to put out some of the most substance-free music. British metalcore...or er..."deathcore" band, Bring Me the Horizon, is Exhibit A. Let me clarify that there is "substance" he.
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I have a pet peeve about a lot of these "scene" bands: the fact that most of them are very talented individuals yet continue to put out some of the most substance-free music. British metalcore...or er..."deathcore" band, Bring Me the Horizon, is Exhibit A. Let me clarify that there is "substance" here -- there are guitar solos, tempo changes, gang vocals -- but there isn't substance. There's no authenticity; it just seems like the songs were built from a collection of "brutal" ideas written on pieces of paper, put together in a hat, and splashed out on the floor.

Example:

Paper 1: "Hardcore influenced" verse -- You know, for the circle pits.

Paper 2: Bass boom into breakdown -- Get your bandanas, kids -- you don't want the ninjas to kick dirt in your cute faces.

Paper 3: Whiny singing -- Hey, we're emotional too! Goddamn, we're so diverse.

Voila! You've basically been shown how a song that seems to have no structure or formula actually does.

What really kills me is that just when a song like "The Sadness Will Never End" starts off kind of interesting, the overuse of studio production tricks ruins it. There really doesn't have to be cool drum filters, bass booms and obvious vocal manipulation in every song; I promise. Why listen to me though, right? I am not in a band loved by thousands, but in my defense, it doesn't seem to take much these days.

Bring Me the Horizon is one of those band that will be popular now but will most likely disappear in the next two years, and If I was ignorant to the concept of logic, this might "beg the question": What the fuck is Epitaph thinking?

 

 
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trabenez (February 16, 2014)

"Bring Me the Horizon is one of those band that will be popular now but will most likely disappear in the next two years"
Yeah. Sempiternal clearly wasn't successful or anything. 5 years on

BMTH3 (July 16, 2012)

The Best band EVER !!! I so love the lyrics and the melody and the voice of Oliver....SO PLEASE STOP HATTING THEM....they don`t deserve it....BMTH=FOREVER......

XxSilversteinxX (May 11, 2010)

shittyist band ever

savato (November 13, 2009)

These guys are losers, that's just how it is.

Banthaprodder (September 4, 2009)

"The innermost circle of hell is reserved for Bring Me The Horizon and Lil' Wayne"
Lil Wayne destroys this.
Score is for the upcoming T-Wayne album.

crazytoledo (December 8, 2008)

These guys are the equivalent of a boy band for their genre, shame no one realizes that or will admit it. Like I told my friend, if they were all fat and ugly half their fan base at least would have never heard of them. The girls wouldn't love it and the guys wouldn't think it's cool to listen to them, so they probably would have never even reached a point in their career where they could have even left the U.K. and comes to the States, let alone have their CDs released here or have anyone care.

Shitty review. Awesome album cover. If you get down with Norma Jean and Misery Signals you'll love this album. I never liked this band, but this album fucking surprised the hell out of me. I was expecting to hate it but it's pretty awesome....

Fuck no.

I love Misery Signals and I cannot stand Bring Me the Horizon. There a shit band only fueled by 14 year olds girls and 'br00tal' kids that think it's cool to love them. I find the girls obsession with Oli to be funny too. Apparently not enough people are aware of Oli's free time and how it consists of girls and urine...

Sucks I had to see them last week to see the Ghost Inside (Misery Signals didn't play cause Karl had bronchitis). Oh well, I got to hit scene whores during BMTH (lmfao, not even dancing, just flat out hitting them).

ak3punk (December 3, 2008)

Shitty review. Awesome album cover. If you get down with Norma Jean and Misery Signals you'll love this album. I never liked this band, but this album fucking surprised the hell out of me. I was expecting to hate it but it's pretty awesome....

cyborgfrance (December 3, 2008)

vocalyouth: WIN.

Why is the girl holding sausages on the front cover? Er, that's not very "br00tal".

ChadReligion (December 2, 2008)

Don't plan on listening to this, but what is with Epitaph putting cute little emo girls on their covers lately?

theDrivingSnow (December 2, 2008)

Poster below me is right on the money.

King_Rodney (December 1, 2008)

The innermost circle of hell is reserved for Bring Me The Horizon and Lil' Wayne.

Dante3000 (December 1, 2008)

Tummy Swords!

vocalyouth (December 1, 2008)

so today at work after some like 15 year old girl came in and bought the last ticket for their show coming up that i want to start a band that plays polyphonic midi versions of awful metalcore bands like this.

the band will be called: ring me the verizon.

http://www.instantrimshot.com/

wonton (November 30, 2008)

PS- darthnader- that post was a joke.

mikexdude (November 30, 2008)

I was just kidding, man.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (November 30, 2008)

What reputation? I just said i listened to a bring me the horizon record...

genebuonaccorsi (November 30, 2008)

any review that references ninjas is a-ok in my book

SloaneDaley (November 30, 2008)

this isn't one of your better reviews mike but then again you didn't have much to work with.

mikexdude (November 30, 2008)

"Dude, you need to stop posting reviews. Write them and post them in a blog or something but please do not pass them of as legit"

Dude, you need to stop commenting on non-powerviolence bands--you're ruining your reputation.

;-)

Lighten up, man, it's only the internet: here, anyone can be "legit".

mikexdude (November 30, 2008)

You can't 'beg a question."

That's the joke, buddy!

polaris (November 30, 2008)

You can't 'beg a question."

givemeamuseumandillfillit (November 30, 2008)

Horrible review, just horrible.

I'm not a fan of the band, definently not, but the new record at least sounds like a band and it's not as "wow, metal, dude" as their earlier stuff and definently more of a modern rock record.

Dude, you need to stop posting reviews. Write them and post them in a blog or something but please do not pass them of as legit.

Yossarian (November 30, 2008)

It's bands like this that make me want to exclusivley want to listen to hot water music

xshoutoutx (November 30, 2008)

To: Fallingupwards84

"So where are all the comments about how this album should not even be reviewed on this website in the first place?"

This review is clearly a joke on a joke band... where Lil Wayne is also clearly a joke, but you and your boytoy Anchors decide to continually defend the most god awful shit to ever be deemed hiphop. You and Anchor's claim Lil Wayne (I feel like an idiot every time I am forced to even spell out this fools name) is this "savior" of modern-day hiphop, where mikexdude does no such thing in his review. However, if he did make such asinine comments, I'm sure just as many people would be shitting on him as they do you and fucking Lil Wayne.

That is all.

DreeeamWeaver (November 30, 2008)

hey man, I KNOW MUSIC IS

genebuonaccorsi (November 30, 2008)

you bastards obviously dont know music is.
Quit listening exclusively to hot water music and open your ears.
this is awesome, i dont care what you assholes say.


now, I truly respect your opinion. but do you really think this was worth your time to post

averybadjoke (November 29, 2008)

that album cover is fucking hot.

wonton (November 29, 2008)

you bastards obviously dont know music is.
Quit listening exclusively to hot water music and open your ears.
this is awesome, i dont care what you assholes say.

colin (November 29, 2008)

wtf with the band but moreso wtf with the cover

genebuonaccorsi (November 29, 2008)

call me crazy but I enjoy Lil Wayne a lot more than I enjoy this

happynolucky (November 29, 2008)

score is also for the album cover

cheesetits (November 29, 2008)

This album should not have been reviewed. You might as well review dog shit. You already know what both look and sound like before you need any more information about it, so why try to belabor the fact? If that made sense, I won't stop drinking.

CCSummers (November 29, 2008)

Because this is punx

fallingupwards84 (November 29, 2008)

So where are all the comments about how this album should not even be reviewed on this website in the first place?

bluexmaslights (November 29, 2008)

This sounds like the musical version of CheezWiz, overprocessed and leaves a bad taste in your mouth

On another note, the link for their website justmade me laugh out loud. sums it up pretty well I think

inagreendase (November 29, 2008)

I OBVIOUSLY mean after. Fucks sake, I annoy myself sometimes.

I think you were right the first time.

codu (November 29, 2008)

From Oli Sykes' (frontman) wiki page:

"He urinated upon and then assaulted a female fan after a concert at Nottingham Rock City when she allegedly refused his sexual advances"

DreeeamWeaver (November 29, 2008)

Bring Me The Bong!

freesandwich (November 29, 2008)

isnt this the band that got arrested for peeing on and raping an underage girl?

codu (November 29, 2008)

Cred to Mike for attempting to scavenge something postive from this abomination.

Also, when looking to comment this review i almost clicked on "buy album". Im'assume that this is the only way Epitaph will have any chance of finding any new buyers on the org.

crackpotdemagogue (November 29, 2008)

Q. What the fuck is Epitaph thinking?

A. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

GlamBalam (November 29, 2008)

Score is for the album cover!

pricey123 (November 29, 2008)

epitaph have mastered the art of scraping the barrel

DreeeamWeaver (November 29, 2008)

can we get a moratorium on emo/screamo/hardcore album covers with photos of somewhat-but-not-really-hot girls standing awkwardly while dressed up? it's like every goddamn album cover anymore from some of these labels. i can't tell which is less original: the music or the art?

ramblinboyofpleasure (November 29, 2008)

aww quite simply one fo the best reviews i've ever read. Hear Hear!

rationalxeyes (November 29, 2008)

This band puts out some of the most godawful absolute shite I've ever heard. I can't believe anybody in their right mind can listen to this and think it's good music, much less enjoy it. We're exhausting the scenes here, people. What happens when we run out of genres to bastardize?

spoon_of_grimbo (November 29, 2008)

if you think is bad, you wanna hear their first EP... god-damn, that was epic in it's utter and unbridled shitness.

my brother downloaded a couple of tracks off this and what i heard was listenable (well, more so than their previous material), but like you say, completely lacks substance.

if you want good british metalcore, get "in the library of horrific events" by johnny truant.

thelukearms (November 29, 2008)

I live with a guy who loves this band. It pains me.

I saw this band before they got as big as they are now about 3 or 4 years ago. A lot of good local bands played, so a lot of people turned up. I remember a lot of people talking about trying to punch the singer when they were playing. Whilst watching the band, I would see swings randomly come out of the pit, just missing the singer. It was definately the best thing about the gig.

tenwestchaser (November 29, 2008)

One of my employees at work fucking LOVES this band. He argued with me when I called it cross over death metal shit then he went on to say that there is no death metal here. Kids are just ignorant these days. Regardless, the posts about kids growing out of this shit is true. I grew out of nu-metal. What I don't get, though, is that this is just the tenth copy of a copy type music from bands that actually were doing this well several years ago. This isn't as haneously bad as nu-metal but when one is shown good bands that started bringing this stuff into the scene (or bands that are much more interesting and still heavy as hell in a different way) wouldn't you think they'd listen or be interested enough to check it out? I like to think that I, when in High School, was much more receptive and interested in finding out which bands were influential to what I was listening to. Unlike these brats today.

mikexdude (November 29, 2008)

Scientistrock--My friend, unfortunately, owns a lot of bad music that he tries to get me to like. He gave it to me, and I love trashing bands.

mikexdude (November 29, 2008)

Chrisafi, I was born 1991-just made it!

cheesetits (November 29, 2008)

Awww look at little Mikey reviewing cd's.

scientistrock (November 29, 2008)

mike, did you buy this?

chrisafi (November 29, 2008)

No-one born before 1992 likes this band.

I OBVIOUSLY mean after. Fucks sake, I annoy myself sometimes.

chrisafi (November 29, 2008)

I must defend my country.

No-one born before 1992 likes this band.

It's simply a band that is 'cool' and young kids who haven't heard or really gotten into music yet buy into it and get the haircuts and tshirts and shoes and caps and they are all to innocent to realise how retarded it is.

Once those kids grow up, this band dies. But dammit I swear generations take longer and longer to grow up these days.

mattramone (November 28, 2008)

NO SCORE.

This band is fucking awful. How can the kids listen to this?

freesandwich (November 28, 2008)

words cannot explain how much fuck this band

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