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bringmethehorizon sempiternal
Artist: Bring Me The Horizon
Title: Sempiternal
Genre: Metal Core
Release Date: 29th March 2013
Label: Sony Music

Album Review

BRING ME THE HORIZON hail from the UK, they formed in 2004, and like most bands have had to come up in different line-ups. At one time you’d not escape from them, they were on front cover magazines so many times, people either raving or dismissing them with not many sitting on the fence. Their fourth album has come out in late March, so chances are - I’m only going to re-hash things. The opener ‘I Can Feel You In My Heart’ is really somewhat lyrically cringy - here comes the teenage-orientated moment. They’re not really anything amazing to write home about in the rest of the album either with their emo-melodramatic simplicity vibe and even when they’re out of the personal sphere and having a dig at religion don’t expect anything more intellectually taxing or at least aesthetically appealing, though I’ll make exception for this one ‘everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die’ for at least having a strong message that hasn’t been stated so many times before. The problem is when they lyrics are in focus like in this song; luckily they’re drowned out by the more ferocious songs that follow.

Let’s jump to ‘Empire’, which brings to mind LINKIN PARK with choruses tuned up into a more stadium rock and somewhat beefier, something that reverberates in other songs to lesser or bigger degree, out-doing the LINKIN PARK reference in having more layers, musical detail and more attention paid to composition. The melodic approach and more space for keyboards have paid for, also the predominant clean vocals deserve to be mentioned as positives. ‘And The Snakes Start To Sing’ come as musically diverse, interesting and layered in the sound and all this complementing  the overall feeling of more complex intensity in the emotive expression and thus make for one of the best songs. ‘Anti-vist’ is a ball-breaker, spiting rage like good old RATM used to do (which is a certain contradiction as it spits anger at those who want to change the world but don’t) in the old days with Crooked Young retaining some of this feel but taking it into a still angry but melancholy conclusion. Take the lyrics away and you feel them as a more mature band than they were and proving their worth to the naysayers. It’ll be interesting to hear them how they’ll progress and mature even more within their future as you can’t really deny the talent there.


01. I Can Feel You In My Heart
02. The House Of Wolves
03. Empire
04. Sleepwalking
05. Go To Hell
06. Shadow Moses
07. And The Snakes Start To Sing
08. Seen It All Before
09. Anti-vist
10. Crooked Young
11. Hospital For Souls


Oliver Sykes: vocals
Matthew Nicholls: drums
Matt Kean: bass
Lee Malia: guitars
Jordan Fish: Programming and Keys

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bringmethehorizon sempiternal


Music: 7.5
Sound: 8
Total: 7.75 / 10

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