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Metalcore to Pop- Bring me the Horizon’s New Sound

Julissa Villalobos
Bring Me the Horizon released their 6th studio album “Amo” on the 25 of January. This is the first of their albums to take on a more pop sound.

Taking a drastic turn, Bring Me the Horizon has released their first pop album, yes dare I say POP album, “Amo” on Jan. 25. Although the desire was a metal album, “Amo” did not disappoint. It delivered.

Tarring away from their metalcore roots BMTH has their fans questioning the future of this band, and asking “what kind of music are they releasing next?”

When you think of Bring Me the Horizon, you think hot topic kid, “rawr xD,” and some hard ass music, but BMTH hasn’t quite been that band for their last two albums.

In their last album “That’s the Spirit,” the metalcore sound their famous for took a backseat for the first time ever and made way for a more alt pop sound.

The album as a whole was still something to start a circle pit too and fans of the band were more than satisfied with the anthem filled album.

When singles for their newest album were dropping, long time fans of the band went and listened right away.

The first two singles to drop were “MANTRA” and “wonderful life,” and both didn’t sound very far off from their previous album but we’re still no where near the rough sounds of songs off albums like “Sempiternal” or “There is a Hell.”

The next two singles to drop from the album is where the precived sound of the album started to fade. BMTH gave us “medicine” and “mother toungue,” and that’s when fans knew this would be a side of Bring Me the Horizon they have never seen.

Initial feelings of the album were very disapproving and hesitant. Fans knew front man Oliver Sykes was experimenting with different sounds, but people just didn’t know what the point of experimenting with a sound that has already been perfected by other bands.

Where is the metalcore? The screams? The real instruments?

The lyrics still carry the same tone and edginess the sound of the songs lack. Somewhere in this new pop front, the old Bring me the Horizon is still there.

Artists of every medium have the right to experiment with their work. If that means losing old fan bases and growing into new fans, then that’s their right.

As a whole piece of work, the album is great and super catchy. Something I can see people really enjoying a live performance of. It’s high energy and all around fun.

Being me the Horizon will be playing at the Forum in Inglewood, Ca. On the 13th of February.

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About the Contributor
Julissa Villalobos, Staff Writer
Julissa Villalobos is a staff writer for Talon Marks. She is looking forward to transferring to Cal State Long Beach to continue her work with journalism and photography and turning those two passions into a career.
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