Concert photo courtesy of Roger Sieber
Since the release of their debut album “Count Your Blessings” in 2006, the British band Bring Me the Horizon has evolved their sound from hard core thrash metal to more mainstream rock. The release of their EP “This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Named For” in 2004 was considered total deathcore, or in other words, a combination of hardcore punk, metalcore, and death metal. The subsequent albums each saw a subtle difference in style, sounding like Lamb of God or Iron Maiden and slowly growing into a sound similar to Lincoln Park or Muse. This influence is rumored to be largely due to loosing guitarist Jona Weinhofen and adding keyboardist Jordan Fish near the release of their first single on the album “Sempiternal” in January 2013.
Their latest album “That’s the Spirit” has die hard fans acknowledging the band is attracting a new crowd. The new songs have their international fan base with a pleasant surprise that can best be described as mixed layers of alternative, pop, and indie rock.
Bring Me the Horizon is currently made up of lead singer Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish. Their discography is as follows: “Count Your Blessings” in 2006, “Suicide Season” in 2008, “There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret” in 2010, “Sempiternal” in 2013, and the just released album “That’s the Spirit” to top off 2015.
The band will be at this years Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY this next weekend October 3-4. Bring Me the Horizon will take the Monster Stage South at approximately 7 PM and I am one of the thousands of fans that can hardly wait.
By Beth McCallister Sept 25, 2015