This is not just another sausagefest. You’ll never see this many girls at a heavy metal show until next time Bring Me The Horizon roll into town.
Of course, some might argue that BMTH are more metalcore than heavy metal or that they’re not even a little bit metal – it’s just fashion something or other.
It doesn’t matter.
People care about these five boys from Sheffield. People care what BMTH wear; they care what BMTH sound like; they care what kind of people are into BMTH. It all matters.
Standing around watching them play their souped-up metalcore, you hear girls screaming, “I love you, Ollie.” From 40 yards and amidst the cries of hundreds of other girls, they’re screaming, “Fuck me, Ollie.”
As you start to think about turning to hush the young lady, the situation leans toward the embarrassing, but it doesn’t matter.
Bring Me The Horizon’s new material sounds superb when placed alongside their older work. Whether that is a testament to the quality of their new album, Suicide Season, or whether it just means their old material was crap, you can’t be sure.
What you can be sure of, however, is that Bring Me The Horizon are building a legacy and now they definitely have the music to back it all up.
Bring Me The Horizon @ London Astoria photo gallery by Lynsey Wright