Sempiternal (album)

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Sempiternal
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Studio album by
Released1 April 2013
RecordedMay–September 2012
StudioThe Sound Gallery in Exeter, Devon
Genre
Length44:11
Label
Producer Terry Date
Bring Me the Horizon chronology
The Chill Out Sessions
(2012)
Sempiternal
(2013)
Live at Wembley
(2015)
Singles from Sempiternal
  1. "Shadow Moses"
    Released: 11 January 2013
  2. "Sleepwalking"
    Released: 1 March 2013
  3. "Go to Hell, for Heaven's Sake (US only)"
    Released: 6 June 2013
  4. "Can You Feel My Heart"
    Released: 8 October 2013

Sempiternal is the fourth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. It was released on 1 April 2013 worldwide through RCA Records, a subsidiary label of Sony Music, and 2 April 2013 in the United States and Canada through Epitaph Records. It is the first album to feature former Worship keyboardist Jordan Fish and was believed to be the last album to feature guitarist Jona Weinhofen. However, Weinhofen's role within the album's development has been faced with controversy.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Bring Me the Horizon British rock band

Bring Me the Horizon are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2004. The group consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively in the United States.

RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. It is one of Sony Music's four flagship labels, alongside RCA's former long-time rival Columbia Records, Arista Records, and Epic Records. The label has released multiple genres of music, including pop, classical, rock, hip hop, electronic, R&B, blues, jazz, and country. Its name is derived from the initials of its defunct parent company, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). It was fully acquired by Bertelsmann in 1986, making it a part of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG); however, RCA Records became a part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a merger between BMG and Sony Music, in 2004, and was acquired by the latter in 2008, after the dissolution of Sony BMG and the restructuring of Sony Music. It is the second oldest record label in American history, after sister label Columbia Records.

Contents

Written and recorded throughout 2012, Sempiternal showed the band pull diverse influences from electronic music, ambient music and pop. "Sempiternal" is an archaic English word denoting the concept of "everlasting time" that can never actually come to pass. [1] It stems from the Latin word "sempiternus" (a concatenation of root "semper" and suffix "aeternum").

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, and that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar, which are typically made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.

Ambient music is a genre of music that emphasizes tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm. A form of slow instrumental music, it uses repetitive, but gentle, soothing sound patterns that can be described as sonic wallpaper to complement or alter one’s space and to generate a sense of calmness. The genre is said to evoke an "atmospheric", "visual", or "unobtrusive" quality.

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.

The album spawned four singles ("Shadow Moses"; "Sleepwalking"; "Go to Hell, for Heaven's Sake"; and "Can You Feel My Heart"). The album made its debut at No. 3 on the UK Album Chart and is their second successive album to top the ARIA Charts in Australia. It also managed to reach No. 11 on the US Billboard 200 with 27,522 first week sales, making Sempiternal the band's highest charting album in America until That's the Spirit debuted at No. 2 in 2015. Upon its release, the album received critical acclaim.

Sleepwalking (Bring Me the Horizon song) Bring Me the Horizon song

"Sleepwalking" is a song by the British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Written by the band's vocalist Oliver Sykes, the guitarist Lee Malia and the keyboardist Jordan Fish, it was produced by Terry Date and appeared on the band's fourth studio album Sempiternal, released in 2013. The song was released as the second single from the album on 1 March 2013, reaching number three on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.

Go to Hell, for Heavens Sake 2013 single by Bring Me the Horizon

"Go to Hell, for Heaven's Sake" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Written by vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia and keyboardist Jordan Fish, it was produced by Terry Date and featured on the band's 2013 fourth studio album Sempiternal. The song was also released as the third single from the album on 6 June 2013, reaching number 22 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

Can You Feel My Heart 2013 song performed by Bring Me the Horizon

"Can You Feel My Heart" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Written by vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia and keyboardist Jordan Fish, it was produced by Terry Date and featured on the band's 2013 fourth studio album Sempiternal. The song was also released as the fourth and final single from the album on 8 October 2013, reaching number five on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.

Background

In 2011, Bring Me the Horizon were finishing up the tour that was held in support of the band's previous album There Is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let's Keep It a Secret. Afterward, they had intentions to issue a remix extended play consisting of electronica remixes of tracks off the album, all done by British electronic producer Draper, aiming for a tentative January 2012 release. However, because of the band's situation with their then-label Visible Noise, it was cancelled. [2] [3] Later that year, in July, it was announced that the band would be releasing their fourth album on RCA Records. [4]

<i>There Is a Hell Believe Me Ive Seen It. There Is a Heaven Lets Keep It a Secret.</i> 2010 studio album by Bring Me the Horizon

There Is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let's Keep It a Secret. is the third studio album by the British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. It was released on 4 October 2010 by Visible Noise. The album was produced by Fredrik Nordström and Henrick Udd at IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden, with additional work at Sunset Lodge Studios in Los Angeles, California. It features guest vocals from Canadian singer Lights, Josh Franceschi from British rock band You Me at Six, and Josh Scogin from American bands The Chariot and '68.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.

Although the band's split from Visible Noise wasn't strictly aggressive, the band wanted to join a major record label due the lack of resources and support an independent label could offer during the album's development and promotion. [5] An example of this is where front-man Oliver Sykes and his brother, Tom, who directed the movie wanted to release a "behind-the-scenes" documentary of Bring Me the Horizon's tour called "Lads On Tour". [6] This was to be a part of a re-release of their third album. However this didn't happen as Visible Noise couldn't pay for certain parts of the film. [6] RCA Records have given Bring Me the Horizon lengthy support since their signing, the label introduces their signing of Bring Me the Horizon with the statement "signing you is as important as signing Metallica". [5]

Film director Person who controls the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film production

A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.

In cinema, a making-of, also known as behind-the-scenes, the set or on the set is a documentary film that features the production of a film or television program. This is often referred to as the EPK video, due to its main usage as a promotional tool, either concurrent with theatrical release or as a bonus feature for the film's DVD or Blu-ray release.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Writing and recording

Most albums we go away somewhere remote and record. It didn't work out as well for us this time because we liked that before as we were always touring, and we needed somewhere quiet to go. But this time, we had a bit of time to chill out before that, so we didn't need it as much. It took us so long to get into the writing process this time because we had that massive tour, and we hadn't written for so long. It takes a while each time – a few months – to find that first song, and be like 'this is it', because we always start off by believing that this album is going to be completely different to the last, but we never know why, and we never have that vision, but it's always about finding that first song that's going to represent the album, and that took us a while.

Singer Oliver Sykes in an interview. [7]

In 2012, the band decided to stop both their touring and media appearances, choosing to fully focus on writing and recording their next album. Rhythm guitarist Jona Weinhofen is quoted as saying "we're not very good at getting motivated to write on tour". [8] The album was written in the Lake District, this keeps with the band's tradition of favouring isolation to write their music. [7] Previous examples of where they've written was Arboga, Sweden for Suicide Season [9] and rural Scotland for There Is a Hell. [10] They felt that they didn't need the isolated environment as much since they had a couple of months to rest after the tour for their previous album. However this posed as an obstacle for the band as they had too long of a break from song writing. [7] The band initially wanted to begin recording the album in May 2012, however, Sykes believed it was too soon and that the band should just demo for a few months instead. [11]

The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.

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<i>Suicide Season</i> 2008 studio album by Bring Me the Horizon

Suicide Season is the second studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. It was released on 29 September 2008 in the United Kingdom and Europe through Visible Noise. The band signed a licensing deal with Epitaph Records on 11 September 2008, with the label releasing the album on 18 November 2008 in the United States.

Jordan Fish originally joined the group as a session musician. But his role grew to having a significant role in Sempiternal's sound. 2014-06-05 Vainsteam Bring me the Horizon Jordan Fish 01.jpg
Jordan Fish originally joined the group as a session musician. But his role grew to having a significant role in Sempiternal's sound.

The band posted several images of themselves recording at a Top Secret Studio Location, [12] which was later revealed to be the Angelic Studio in Banbury, Oxfordshire. [13] The band announced that by September they would be entering the studio for pre-production of the album. [14] In an interview with The Guardian Sykes stated that a majority of the album was recorded on his laptop. [7]

Vocalist Oliver Sykes revealed in an interview with Kerrang! that Jordan Fish of Worship had been working closely with Bring Me the Horizon in the studio, helping write the album and contribute electronics. [1] His role developed over the course of writing the album as he was initially there to be instructed by the band in what to do but he slowly started to have more say in the album's writing. [1] As his role continued he eventually became "essential" to the framework of the album and that he became "one of the leaders in terms of composition". [15] Sykes has said how both Fish, lead guitarist Lee Malia and himself would spend days writing in his own home. [15] Throughout the development of the album he was never announced as an official member of the band but would tour with the band in support of Sempiternal. [1] However in early 2013 Rock Sound magazine confirmed Fish had left Worship and joined Bring Me the Horizon to become a six piece band. [15] By the middle of September it was announced that Terry Date, who is known for his work with bands like Deftones, Limp Bizkit and Pantera would be the album's producer. [16] Sykes said he admires Date's production work shown on White Pony and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water . [11] Sykes believes that some of the work Date has done on the band's production makes Bring Me the Horizon sound like a completely different band. [11]

Although the band had previously worked with other artists (like Canadian synthpop artist Lights) [17] the band decided against introducing guest, except for members of post-rock band Immanu El who did backing vocals across the album. [18] On 3 November 2012, the band invited fans and the Drop Dead Clothing team to enter Angelic Studios to record the gang vocals for Sempiternal. [19] Jordan Fish acted as a conductor for the crowd. [20]

Controversy of credit to Jona Weinhofen

Member Jona Weinhofen, who played rhythm guitar in Bring Me the Horizon, left the band January 2013 "for things in the band have been very tense with a lot of disagreements between myself and certain members who I wont name (sic)." After making his departure, it became apparent that Weinhofen made claims that he wrote and recorded a majority of the finalized riffs for Sempiternal, as well as stating that he wrote lyrics for the record. During February 2013, Oliver Sykes used Twitter to contradict Weinhofen's statements. His tweets collectively read: "I would like to advise our fans NOT to believe the comments or answers given by Jona Weinhofen regarding our album 'Sempiternal'. He composed none of the final riffs or music heard on the record, and recorded absolutely nothing heard on the record also. He had no involvement with the lyrics, nor were any lyric meanings ever disclosed to him."

Composition

Influences, style and themes

Despite Sykes' doubts about joining a major record label and how it would affect the band's musical output (believing they would try to convince Bring Me the Horizon to release something more radio friendly), RCA and Sony pushed the band to "write the heaviest album they can". [5] However, instead of going for a heavier sound, Bring Me the Horizon pooled more diverse influences in preparation for the writing of Sempiternal. During the development of the album, Sykes said that he and Jordan Fish were inspired by all the music they heard throughout their daily life and thought about how it applied to their style. Taking influence from ambient music, dance, reggae and pop music [1] [21] and both the soundscapes and "weird pianos" from film soundtracks. [11] Sykes had stated specifically that Danny Boyle films like 28 Days Later and The Beach saying: "Before we [Bring Me the Horizon] wrote the album, we would play his 28 Days Later theme tune." [21] The album is also seen as taking the electronic elements that have progressively surfaced in the band's career [22] and incorporating them into the foundation of the songs. [23]

The album has been cited as metalcore, [24] [25] [26] post-hardcore, [26] [27] alternative rock, [28] electronicore, [29] hard rock, [30] and alternative metal, [24] and has been cited as having a more "pop rock sound" while having a "metalcore edge". [29]

Describing the album as blending pieces of their previous three albums and then creating "a whole new sound" Sykes summarises the album as having been "massively" influenced by various electronic music genres. [5] He also commented on how the album would explore similar territory as their third album There Is a Hell . This was due to the fact that the ground covered by the album gave room for further experimentation. [15] The sound of the album is seen as still being as aggressive as their typical work but having choruses that are "made for arenas" [31] and a lot of electronic-influenced hooks. [22] Sykes also sees the album as possessing a very euphoric "happy sad" feeling [5] and this is shown where one of the tracks on the album surfaced to sound like the soundtrack to the end of the world. [32]

The lyrics on Sempiternal mainly deal with Sykes' journey through rehabilitation from ketamine. 2014-06-05 Vainsteam Bring me the Horizon Oli Sykes 03.jpg
The lyrics on Sempiternal mainly deal with Sykes' journey through rehabilitation from ketamine.

The album's track listing is arranged to fuel a conceptual interpretation. [21] The album, which is penned by Sykes, is lyrically more positive [32] and tongue-in-cheek in comparison to the dark lyricisms of the previous album, There Is a Hell. [5] The album's lyrics are also focus on self-reflective themes of analysing the consequences of someone's actions on people's lives and transforming them into apologies [32] and described as having "a more considerate, contemplative and self-aware demeanour". [15] Sykes explained that while There Is a Hell examined mannerisms such as dealing with great amounts of depression, Sempiternal examines learning how to deal with that stress. Despite the proclaimed positivity of the album in an interview with Kerrang! magazine where they review the songs track by track Sykes makes several references to "a problem" which cohesively binds the tracks themes together. [31] The lyrics are also cited as possessing anti-religious connotations, [7] with Sykes summarising this by saying "I'm an atheist so it's all about not believing in God. Before the album I was put in a position where I was asked to believe in God to get better, I was in a shitty place and I was asked to put my faith in God". [6] The lyrical structure is also seen as following a "yin-and-yang". Heard in songs like "Can You Feel My Heart", where the lyrics polarise with "the higher I get, the lower I sink". [33] [34] It is the only album to feature Sykes playing the rhythm guitar.

Tracks

The introductory song "Can You Feel My Heart" was a musical experiment which helped sculpt the style of Sempiternal. [34] [31] The song was the first song which Fish "really got his teeth into" which is shown in the heavy use of electronica. [34] The song's looped vocal pattern was created by Fish as Sykes couldn't think of lyrics that fit in the chorus, but they then became a significant part of the song's structure. [31] The song starts with cascading walls of electronica breaking into a mid-tempo song. [22] The song is credited by Sykes as "admitting you have a problem, and admitting some thing's wrong. That's the first step of the whole album." [21]

"The House of Wolves" is a song about Sykes dealing with pressures to become religious to help overcome personal problems. [31] Lee Malia described the song as having a more Suicide Season inspired sound [34] and having a Glassjaw-influenced chorus. [31]

The song on the album titled "Antivist" was reportedly written about former guitarist Jona Weinhofen. The first time it was played, Sykes made the following statement: "This song is called 'Antivist.' It goes out to Jona Weinhofen." [35] However, in later interviews when asked directly about the song and its meaning the band members revealed that it's not strictly about Weinhofen (although he did serve as an inspiration), but rather deals with modern day people's hypocrisy, particularly on the Internet; where people either state reckless negative opinions and argue with other people which "not actually helping" or on the contrary preach whatever they feel is right to change the world for the better while at the same time behaving in a manner that belies their own statements (thus making them "ANTI-vists" instead of activists). [36] [37]

Release and promotion

On 5 November 2012 the band announced that they had hosted a website domain for the album sempiternal.info in which they release an audio clip of "Shadow Moses" and displayed a video which eventually forms a symbol which became a part of the album's cover art. [38] This was the Flower of Life, a geometric design consisting of overlapping circles, and is the main feature of its album cover. [39] On 9 November the band played a free gig in their home town of Sheffield before co-headlining the UK Warped Tour Festival in London with Lostprophets. [40] On 14 January 2013, an "Album Teaser" video was released on Bring Me the Horizon's Vevo account. At the end of this video it was revealed that the album was scheduled to be released on 29 April 2013. All formats/editions of the album can be pre-ordered. Several different packages are available, with some including a t-shirt. [41]

On 23 February 2013, Sempiternal was leaked onto the internet two months before the release date. [18] This however received a positive response from the band as they prepared something due to the "phenomenal demand". [42] This then led to the band streaming the album online until its release date, which was pushed forward from 29 April and 30 April to 1 April and 2 April for Worldwide and North American release, respectively. [43] [44] When asked about the leak of Sempiternal, Sykes commented by saying: "I'd make a play for it happening because I was so sure. Music is free now, if you don't want to pay for music then you don't pay for music. Everyone takes that privilege. As a musician you've got to accept that nowadays." [6]

Singles

The first single from the album, "Shadow Moses", debuted on Daniel P. Carter's Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 on 4 January 2013. [45] "Shadow Moses" was officially released as a single on iTunes on 14 January 2013, reaching No. 80 in the Official UK Singles Chart, their first top 100 entry. On 18 February 2013, the band announced that they will release the song "Antivist" as a new song, given that enough people tweet #antivist. The new song's artwork was displayed in .GIF format on the website antivistreveal.com. On 19 February 2013, "Antivist" was released on SoundCloud and YouTube. The song isn't a single.

On 4 March 2013, the band released the second music video from Sempiternal which was "Sleepwalking" on YouTube via the band's Vevo channel and Epitaph Record's channel. The band announced on their Facebook and Twitter pages that their third single would be "Go to Hell, for Heaven's Sake" and would officially release the song as a single on 10 June.

Tours and performances

Bring Me the Horizon embarked on their headline tour of the United States in support of Sempiternal. The tour, known as The American Dream Tour had permanent support from Of Mice & Men and Issues, while letlive. were the opening act for the majority of the tour and Northlane opened on 11 of the dates in their absence. [46]

They finished their last Sempiternal show on 5 December 2014 at the Wembley Arena. [47] This marked the end of the Sempiternal-focused era of Bring Me the Horizon and the break they will use to make a new album.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 81/100 [48]
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk (80%) [49]
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [23]
Alternative Press Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [50]
Classic Rock Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [51]
Kerrang! 5/5 [52]
Loudwire Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [53]
Metal Hammer Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [54]
NME (8/10) [55]
PopMatters Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [56]
Shields Gazette (7/10) [57]

Upon its release, the album was met with critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream music critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". [48]

AllMusic gave the album a positive review saying, "Bring Me the Horizon have been working slowly but surely to refine their sound for years now, and with Sempiternal, it feels like their patience and hard work are finally beginning to pay dividends." [23] In a positive review of the album, Drew Beringer of AbsolutePunk said the album "has just as much substance as it has style." [49] In a positive review, Alternative Press praised Sykes' vocals saying, "Sykes’ increased vocal range also proves a formidable addition to their arsenal" calling the album "cohesive and engaging." [50]

Classic Rock complemented the album's more "genuine" calling the album "[more] dramatic and emotional than...ever have before." [51] Kerrang! gave the album a positive review writing that, "Sempiternal sounds like a record that wants the world--that's all of it, not just the bits where longhairs dwell--which is refreshing for a metal record in 2013." [52]

Accolades

PublicationCountryAccoladeYearRank
Metal HammerUK100 Greatest Albums of the 21st Century [58] 20163
Kerrang!UKThe 25 Best Rock Albums of 2013 [59] 20141
Metal HammerUKTop 50 Albums of 2013 [60] 20136
Alternative PressUS10 Essential Albums of 2013 [61] 20139
musicOMHUKTop 100 Albums of 2013 [62] 201365
Loudwire USBest Metal Album of 2013 – 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards [63] 2013N/A

Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2013 Kerrang! Awards [64] Bring Me the HorizonBest AlbumNominated
  2014 Alternative Press Awards [65] Bring Me the HorizonBest AlbumWon

Commercial performance

The album debuted in the United Kingdom at number three on the album chart [66] and number one on the rock chart [67] with over 9,000 copies sold in its first week. [68] In the US, projections of the album selling between 24,000 and 27,000 in its first week were confirmed as it sold over 27,000, achieving a place of number 11 on the US Billboard 200. [69] [70] The album was certified gold by the RIAA on 26 April 2016 for surpassing 500,000 sales though the RIAA misspelled the band's name and certified the album as "Beyond the Horizon".

Track listing

All tracks written by Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia and Jordan Fish.

No.TitleLength
1."Can You Feel My Heart"3:47
2."The House of Wolves"3:25
3."Empire (Let Them Sing)"3:45
4."Sleepwalking"3:50
5."Go to Hell, for Heaven's Sake"4:02
6."Shadow Moses"4:03
7."And the Snakes Start to Sing"5:01
8."Seen It All Before"4:07
9."Antivist"3:13
10."Crooked Young"3:34
11."Hospital for Souls"6:44
Total length:44:11

Personnel

Bring Me the Horizon

Guest musicians

Chart performance

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Drown (Bring Me the Horizon song) 2014 single by Bring Me the Horizon

"Drown" is a song by the British rock band Bring Me the Horizon released on 21 October 2014. Originally released as a stand-alone single, a remixed version features on the band's fifth studio album That's the Spirit and was released as the lead single. The track, musically, marks a shift away from the band's previously established metalcore sound. Rather, it was described by critics as a pop punk-leaning emo and rock song, being the later showcased as arena rock. It is available to play in the music video game Guitar Hero Live, added on 12 January 2016.

Happy Song (Bring Me the Horizon song) 2015 single by Bring Me the Horizon

"Happy Song" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by keyboardist Jordan Fish and vocalist Oliver Sykes, it was featured on the band's 2015 fifth studio album That's the Spirit and released as the second single from the album on 13 July 2015. The single topped the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart and reached number 55 on the UK Singles Chart, number 2 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and number 19 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart.

<i>Thats the Spirit</i> 2015 studio album by Bring Me the Horizon

That's the Spirit is the fifth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. The album was released on 11 September 2015, and marks a departure from the group's metalcore roots, in favour of a less aggressive alternative rock and metal style.

Throne (song) 2015 single by Bring Me the Horizon

"Throne" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by keyboardist Jordan Fish and vocalist Oliver Sykes, it was featured on the band's 2015 fifth studio album That's the Spirit and released as the third single from the album on 24 July 2015. The single topped the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart and the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and reached number 51 on the UK Singles Chart and number 12 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart.

Follow You (Bring Me the Horizon song) 2016 single by Bring Me the Horizon

"Follow You" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by keyboardist Jordan Fish and vocalist Oliver Sykes, it was featured on the band's 2015 fifth studio album That's the Spirit. The song was also released as the fifth single from the album on 26 February 2016, reaching number 95 on the UK Singles Chart and topping the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.

"Doomed" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by keyboardist Jordan Fish and vocalist Oliver Sykes, it was featured as the opening track on the band's 2015 fifth studio album That's the Spirit. Although it was not released as a single, the song reached number 87 on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.

Avalanche (Bring Me the Horizon song) song by Bring Me The Horizon

"Avalanche" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by keyboardist Jordan Fish and vocalist Oliver Sykes, it was featured on the band's 2015 fifth studio album That's the Spirit. The song was also released as the sixth single from the album on 27 June 2016, reaching number 97 on the UK Singles Chart and number seven on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.

Antivist

"Antivist" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Written by vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia and keyboardist Jordan Fish, it was produced by Terry Date and featured on the band's 2013 fourth studio album Sempiternal. Although it was not released as a single, the song is considered to be one of the band's most popular tracks, and it continues to be performed live on a regular basis.

<i>Amo</i> (album) 2019 studio album by Bring Me the Horizon

Amo is the sixth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Originally scheduled for release on 11 January 2019, it was released on 25 January 2019. The album was announced on 22 August 2018, a day after the release of the lead single "Mantra". It was produced by frontman Oliver Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish, and was written and recorded primarily in Los Angeles.

"Mother Tongue" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by the band's vocalist Oliver Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish, it is featured on the group's 2019 sixth studio album Amo. The track was released as the fourth single from the album on 22 January 2019 and has spent twelve non-consecutive weeks on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart as of July 2019.

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