This is not metal

With Amo try Bring Me the Horizon to distance themselves completely from the heavier music, and they do it actually quite excellent. Unfortunately, they do it in some places a little too consistently, and with her head under her arm, resulting in a couple of indifferent numbers and passages. But you can disregard this, one is left with a very good electronic bands best album. It had just been cooler if it ended with the song "Heavy Metal".

Judging a book by its cover

Ahh yes, Bring Me the Horizon – one of the first bands on the list of bands you should hate, if you want to be trve. 15 years, the band has been started, and in just as many years they have been consistently written off by any metalhoved, who got shivers just by nævnelsen of the word "core". If we are to be completely honest, their debut is not something to write home about, but there is a lot of water under the bridge since 2006. Which leads us to their sixth album, the Amo, which probably again will be the hailstone down of the various trve metalheads, but let us now look at what we have to do, before we judge on reputation alone.

To take the step 70 %

The album opens with "I Apologize if you Feel Something" – a number that is light years from the band's heavier and metallic roots. It is pure electronica with ultraskrøbelig and sensitive vokallevering of the lead singer Oli Sykes. More comfortable it becomes, however, "Mantra", there is more in the style of the album's predecessor , "That's the Spirit, but with the "Nihilist Blues" bursting the bubble of seriousness that the Amo is a sequel to That's the Spirit. A heavy EDM beat and featured vocals by the singer Grimes is the starting point for a Bring Me the Horizon that will redefine themselves without worrying about others opinions.

And this redefinition is, overall, quite successful. The incorporation of the electronic and poppy elements is done with conviction and not just thrown in as a little twist on their existing sound. Tracks such as "Nihilist Blues","Mother Tongue" and "Heavy Metal" appears as the absolute best. The latter two merge their familiar sound with the new electronic and traditional elements perfectly, and the "Nihilist Blues" demonstrates brilliantly that the genre is completely irrelevant when you have control of his songwriting and structure.

But it is not only purely musical, Bring Me the Horizon have returned to the heavier sound the back. Around the plate there, what one can interpret as the small suppository to those who have complained, they don't play heavy music anymore. Most evident is it, however, on the number, with the slightly ironic title, "Heavy Metal", where fans of the heavy sound is being described as "a kid on the 'gram in a Black Dahlia tank", and the song is completed with Oli Sykes, who ironically screams, "No, it ain't heavy metal". So is the country, like put, for which Bring Me the Horizon are in their career.

But now it was just overall, that this redefinition was successful. There are places on the plate, which feels a little ideforladte and only because there was space. This applies, among other things the intro, which, in spite of hintet whether the direction is some of the boring electronica I have ever heard. And then there's "Wonderful Life", where Dani Filth is on featured vocals. His contribution is the equivalent of a DJ Khaled-shout out, but still get the band's announcement to have turned metallen back to sound slightly hollow.


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