11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bring Me the Horizon’s fourth studio album is also its first for RCA. With a switch to a major label, it should come as no surprise that the English metalcore band also ramped up the production of Sempiternal. The electronic flourishes lurking in the periphery of BMTH’s past albums are now at the forefront of its songs. Equally bolstered by sternum-rattling beats and frontman Oliver Sykes’ emotionally urgent howls, the opening anthem “Can You Feel My Heart” may be the most danceable metalcore song to date. However, devotees and purists of the genre will be glad to know that the electro garnishing never overshadows the core elements. “Sleepwalking” is a fine example—the guitars still build towering walls of sonic distortion, and Sykes still sounds like he’s shredding his larynx. The imported electronic textures only add another dimension to a tried-and-true sound. This extends into “Shadow Moses,” where more prevalent beats and neon tones serve as sandwiched layers of depth, letting the propulsive rhythms and muscled riffs stand out alongside Sykes’ screams.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bring Me the Horizon’s fourth studio album is also its first for RCA. With a switch to a major label, it should come as no surprise that the English metalcore band also ramped up the production of Sempiternal. The electronic flourishes lurking in the periphery of BMTH’s past albums are now at the forefront of its songs. Equally bolstered by sternum-rattling beats and frontman Oliver Sykes’ emotionally urgent howls, the opening anthem “Can You Feel My Heart” may be the most danceable metalcore song to date. However, devotees and purists of the genre will be glad to know that the electro garnishing never overshadows the core elements. “Sleepwalking” is a fine example—the guitars still build towering walls of sonic distortion, and Sykes still sounds like he’s shredding his larynx. The imported electronic textures only add another dimension to a tried-and-true sound. This extends into “Shadow Moses,” where more prevalent beats and neon tones serve as sandwiched layers of depth, letting the propulsive rhythms and muscled riffs stand out alongside Sykes’ screams.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
469 Ratings

469 Ratings

Sithkendra ,

Yeah

Cleaner vocals and screams. Going to be the best album compared to others. Already pre ordered. Stoked.

Karaphernelia_x ,

Amazing

Honestly, this is the album that made me fall in love with Bring Me The Horizon. I cannot wait until it comes out. Pre-ordered it and counting the days until its release :D

kram3582 ,

So far, absolutely Incredible

I've only heard 3 of the songs so far: Shadow Moses, Antivist and Sleepwalking. When i first heard Shadow Moses, I was simply amazed. The style obviously sounded different from "There Is A Hell..." and i loved it. It sounded very anthem like(not the song, but the style) and very clean; very fresh. I loved the chorus and the lyrics. Te next song i heard was Antivist. It didn't sound too bad, but i didn't like it that much because of its repetition. It sounded cool, but a bit weak in my opinion and as far as I've heard, its their weakest song in the album. I then went onto iTunes to reserve Sempiternal, and found another new song, Sleepwalking. I listened to it, and was amazed once more. It sounds new and clean and I loved the chorus a lot. The lyrics are absolutely incredible and he song flows really well. It sounds a bit softer than their usual stuff, but It doesn't bother me since I love a wide variety of genres. Theres also a part in the song, near the middle-end, where everything dramatically calms down, and the vocals mixed with the calmness, sound beautifully mesmerizing. At that part of the song, its just absolutely haunting and feels as if time DOES stand still(A reference only those who've heard will understand). Anyways, Sleepwalking is my favorite song from Sempiternal, currently, but its close with Shadow Moses. This album looks very promising. BMTH is a very unique and amazing band that changes their music styles, for the better so far. Although I can only go off of three songs, I definitely recommend this to BMTH fans and newbies.

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