Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit - 2015 Metalcore Indie Pop Punk LP + CD + Booklet
Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit
Label: RCA 88875130901, Sony Music 88875130901
Format: Vinyl, LP
with a 12 page 12" x12" booklet with lyrics.
Released: 11 Sep 2015
A2 Happy Song
A4 True Friends
A5 Follow You
A6 What You Need
B5 Oh No
2 Happy Song
4 True Friends
5 Follow You
6 What You Need
11 Oh No
Copyright (c) Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Phonographic Copyright (p) Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Distributed By Sony Music Entertainment
Published By BMG Chrysalis
Recorded At Black Rock Studios
Recorded At Studio 91
Recorded At Drop Dead
Artwork Maxim Scott
Bass Matt Kean
Cello Maddie Cutter
Drums Matthew Nicholls
Electronics, Backing Vocals Jordan Fish
Engineer Al Groves
Engineer [Additional] Jordan Fish Sam Winfield
Engineer [Assistant] Nikos Goudinakis
Guitar Lee Malia
Mastered By Ted Jensen
Mixed By Dan Lancaster
Music By Bring Me The Horizon
Producer Jordan Fish, Oliver Sykes
Violin Will Harvey
Vocals Oliver Sykes
Vocals [Additional] Emma Fish
Words By Oliver Sykes
DITCHING THEIR SIGNATURE METALCORE FOR POP PUNK
British metalcore kings Bring Me The Horizon have changed theyre sound alot over the years, but nothing like this. Since their formation in 2003, the band has played thrashy, break-down studded tracks that were heavily influenced by the screaming, slashing and industrial sound of American metalcore. Gradually the band began to experiment with new sounds, incorporating acoustic strumming, electronic passages, portentous keyboards and orchestral elements. Despite various types of experimentations, BMTHs feet have undeniably remained rooted in the metalcore world until now.
The bands fifth album Thats The Spirit , which debut on September 11th takes a significant step away from the bands original musical ties. We hear vocalist Oli Sykes singing on most of the record, rather than his brutal screams of past albums. The rest of the band has followed suit, swapping there death metal sound and vicious break downs with a layered and textured sound that has been inspired by indie rock, alternative music and pop. They sound more like British India and Linkin Park, rather than Fear Factory and Lamb of God.
The first official track from Thats the Spirit , Throne was released last Friday. Although both Drown and Happy Song were released prior to Throne, it is the first official release of the album. Upon listening to it, you can already hear the change in the bands direction from the way in which the instrumentals have altered. Throne is an upbeat and melodic tune, it is loud without being aggressive and is very much a track that is said to capture the essence of the new record.
To be honest if you were to listen to songs like Throne and Happy Song and didnt know that it was Bring Me The Horizon, you would be hard pressed to link the songs to the band. The new direction of the band, the new sound, has been such a huge leap from the previous album Sempiternal.
Thats the Spirit exists in a mass of contradictions: BMTH's noisier metalcore takes a back seat to more alt-pop elements, but the band rocks as hard as ever. Theres a rah-rah vibe to the album's title, but these songs are anything but happy. And they write accessible hooks while screaming out lines like, "Ill leave you chokin/On every word you left unspoken on Throne. It's in that dynamicfrom the dubstep-tinged opener Doomed to the sarcastic cheerleader chant on "Happy Song" to the melodic rocker True Friends"that BMTH assert their huge arena-rock ambitions.
While bring me the horizon has changed their sound for this album, I believe this was a good move. I loved their old stuff, don't get me wrong but this album fits Olly with where he is at in life. Olly had some drug issues and recently has become open with his past during the last year or so. Since then he has made a recovery and has started working out and getting in shape.
This positive change shows through in his album. Tracks like Throne and Doomed talk about his transformation and some off the emotions felt during it . While True Friends, Happy Song, and Drown are reminiscent of the older days and Sempiternal. Overall the album has some slower softer songs which I think the band has pulled off quite well. Follow you is a good example of this. Despite their changes in style, BMTG has produced another supurb album that tells the story of recovery and loss
The drumming by Nichols is tight and consistent while the guitars give the listeners nice riffs and melody throughout the record. They keys, once again, are constant in each of these songs and are even musically escalated as they add a nice touch, but not to the point where it feels overwhelming or that these songs are overproduced. With very little screaming, if any at all, Oliver Sykes' vocals are better as his singing seems to have improved and you can feel the energy and devotion he brings to each song.
Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2RKz9lIGAA8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Bring Me The Horizon - True Friends
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/amlcxK1ww8k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Bring Me The Horizon - Happy Song Live at Reading Festival 2015
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M0DqRgfNQc0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Bring Me The Horizon - Happy Song
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SOhQio0g_Do" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Bring me the Horizon - Drown
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UGOjkvRRNwI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>