Retroactive Classic: Bring Me The Horizon 'Sempiternal'
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:36:41
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British outfit turned out a modern metallic work of art with their fourth full-length album.
Bring Me The Horizon's Sempiternal [Epitaph] is a little over two-years-old, but it's already reached classic status. The British quintet—Oliver Sykes [lead vocals, programming], Lee Malia [guitars, backing vocals], Matt Kean [bass], Matt Nicholls [drums], and Jordan Fish [keyboards, synthesizer]—managed to notch their highest position on the Billboard Top 200, #11, and eventually moving 500,000 units globally with 300,000 of those in the U.S. (And people say rock bands don't sell records anymore!) Tours followed with the likes of Of Mice & Men and more, continuing to elevate their status and it even won "Album of the Year" at the Alternative Press Music Awards. The record's impact can be felt stronger than ever, especially as they gear up to unleash record number five, That's The Spirit on September 11, 2015 via Columbia Records.
Sempiternal proved a myriad of things. It saw the group evolve into first rate storytellers and songwriters. The album thematically ponders belief in all of its forms, posing questions and seeing Sykes unleash a palpable catharsis of the highest order. Moreover, it saw them churn out their most corrosively catchy songs to date in the process. The production by Terry Date [Deftones, Pantera, Soundgarden, White Zombie] definitely adds a booming bombast.
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