Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Bring Me The Horizon Battle Between Heaven and Hell
Bring Me the Horizon are five British lads with a love for all things heavy. This group has been cranking out the metal and garnering awards since their inception and have been called one of the most explosive bands in Britain. It's a title that's not undeserved and after listening to their newest slab There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Lets Keep It a Secret it's easy to see why so much praise has been heaped upon them.
There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Lets Keep It a Secret is heavy, really heavy. This record is similar to hearing the sound of an entire armored division of M1 Abrams tanks on a path of rampant destruction. It's loud, crunchy and quite deadly. That's to be expected, of course, because BMTH are far more than a bog standard metal core unit. Honestly, this band is really more of a death metal band with some metal core flourishes, a choir and a dash of thrash thrown in for flavor; a lethal combination to say the least.
This record is so incredibly brutal at times that you'll walk away with bruises from just hearing it. It's punishing stuff that will do your ears in as it throws you around like your dryer gone on a murderous rampage. The super moshtastic riffs on There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Lets Keep It a Secret act as knives that slice and dice themselves through every song causing destruction, chaos and barbarism. It's amazingly tight stuff that still manages to find harmony and some twisted sense of melody throughout the savagery that's going on around it.
BMTH are amazing musicians and to think that none of them are even close to thirty (or even 25 probably) is unbelievable. To think that kids slightly older than teenagers are creating these songs that sound like a garbage disposal set to kill and are guaranteed to lay waste to mosh pits everywhere is a tribute to their ability to write face ripping metal goodness with melody at its heart. There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven Lets Keep It a Secret is just about a perfect metal record. It's melodic and almost ghostly at times and bloodthirsty at others. It has mosh parts to flail around to and riffs to let your ears latch on to. It's an amazing roller coaster ride of viciousness and intrigue that never gets boring and will have your doing hair windmills for days. If you love the metal then you'll find yourself moshing down to the record store to pick this up.