Bring Me the Horizon unleashed their fifth album, That’s the Spirit, on Friday, Sept. 11, and it finds the U.K. band exploring a new sound. Gone are vocalist Oli Sykes’ screams from albums past, and present is a more melodic yet aggressive sound that even sprinkles in elements of pop and dance music. However, lyrically the themes remain as dark as ever.
With their previous album, Sempiternal, a critical and commercial success, it would have been a safe bet to continue the sonic vibe of that album, yet BMTH have evolved once again. And if you go back further and compare That’s the Spirit with the band’s first three albums, the difference is even more striking.
Bring Me the Horizon took some time to answer a few of our questions in the video interview above, and we asked them if they feared any backlash from their longtime fans as the band introduces a new sound to their audience. In response, Sykes mentioned the band’s keyboardist/programmer Jordan Fish as a key contributor to BMTH’s new musical direction, “Jordan has opened a lot of doors for what we always wanted to do, and we’ve become better musicians. Whether Jordan was in the band or not, it wouldn’t sound like we used to … We squeezed metal for all it’s worth, and if we were going to write another album like Sempiternal, we’d just be treading old ground.”
In the video above, the band also discusses the single “Throne,” as well as the track “Blasphemy,“ the latter of which Sykes says is a condemnation of the evils that can come out of organized religion.
In addition to the video interview, you can also check out the Bring Me the Horizon ‘Say It, Play It’ Spotify player below, featuring songs from That’s the Spirit along with commentary from the band.
If you haven’t picked up That’s the Spirit yet, it’s available at iTunes and other outlets. You can also catch Bring Me the Horizon on tour in North America this fall. The trek kicks off Oct. 1 in Orlando, Fla., and wraps up with a set at Knotfest in San Bernardino, Calif., on Oct. 25. Check out the dates here.
Bring Me the Horizon ‘Say It, Play It’ Spotify Player:
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