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BMTH’s Album Should Be No Secret

October 18, 2010 by Eaglecorps911

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By Brian Harris
  “There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret” is the latest release from English metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon.
  The new album really showcases just how these bringers of noise have grown as a band from their last album, “Suicide Season”.
  The biggest thing you notice on the new album is how BMTH is no longer incorporating more electronic aspects for the hell of it, there’s now rhyme and reason for their use of another British subgenre called dubstep, the biggest proponent of this being the band Enter Shikari.
  This album reminds me a lot of the iconic post-hardcore band Glassjaw with its melding of different genres.
  The use of electronics really help get vocalist Oli Sykes’ deeply personal and venom-riddled vocals on a whole other label.  The opening track, “Crucify Me”, which features guest vocals from Canadian electro-pop singer LIGHTS, deftly uses a cross-section of both ambient and drum ‘n’ bass to get across Sykes’ words, which illustrate his inner struggles.
  It is commonplace for a band after they’ve put out a couple records to make a record that sees them experiment with new sounds and styles.
  For a majority of bands, this move is often disastrous and hard to recover from.
  However with songs like “Alligator Blood” and “Don’t Go”, BMTH have escaped this fate, for “There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret” is not only a very ambitious and successful beefing up of their sound but also acts as a blueprint for other bands to successfully try new things sonically without losing their loyal fan base.
  As a whole, there’s a plethora of amazing tracks on this album to not only satisfy hardcore BMTH followers but also a great way for people , like myself, who only have listened to them a little bit get the full BMTH experience. ****
 

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