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January 23rd, 2013

2013 Album Preview: Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal

Bring Me The Horizon 2013 new member no jona

Bring Me The Horizon
Sony Music
29 April 2013

What They’re Saying

Here’s the fantastically bugged out video for ‘Shadow Moses’, in which Oliver Sykes shouts, “This. Is. Sempiternal.” A lot.

Mr Sykes has said some other things as well though:

“There’s a very euphoric sound coursing through the album, a very uplifting but yet sad sound. Electronically, it’s far more advanced than anything we’ve done before. Writing Sempiternal was a completely different process. We worked from a computer, laying down ideas and riffs and working on them tirelessly until we had what we wanted.”

This is what the Sempiternal album cover looks like.

Bring Me The Horizon 2013 sempiternal cover art artwork sony oli sykes

Thrash Hits verdict:

Judging from repeated listens of ‘Shadow Moses’ – it’s a rather catchy tune – that quote up there looks pretty accurate. It’s still a #M0SH Anthem but there is a euphoric sound and it sounds very electronic. That will have come from the departure of guitarist Jona Weinhofen and the introduction of his replacement, keyboardist Jordan Fish. It’s a bold move but it could be what the Sheffield quintet needed to make happen in order to actually make the step up from Massive Metalcore Band to Massive Band – some have been predicting/hoping that for years but it hasn’t happened thus far. With such a long lead up to the album release, however, BMTH are pushing for the mainstream more than ever before. Watch this space.


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