Bring Me the Horizon - “Post Human” Review

Story posted November 4, 2020 in Arts & Entertainment by Colton Pleslusky.

Bring Me The Horizon has been around since 2006, when their debut album “Count Your Blessings” released and polarized the audience.

Consisting of lead singer Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish, the band solidified its rise to fame with “There is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret.”

With the release of “POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR,” Bring Me The Horizon has captured its fans once again with an album that brutally tells a story of horrifying survival.

After another polarizing release with 2019’s “Amo,” the fanbase has welcomed the band's newest album with open arms. Sounding akin to fan-favorite album “Sempiternal” from 2013, “POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR” reintroduces the audience to the heavy metal sound loved by past Bring Me The Horizon fans.

The theme of the album is quite grizzly, covering the idea that, should some apocalyptic event occur, it might be better to be the one caught in the blast zone than someone who has to deal with surviving the aftermath. Each song throughout the album finds unity in that theme with seemingly no songs that stray too far from this general idea. Every track has its place.

The album goes back to a more metal era of Bring Me The Horizon, something that has recaptured the attention of fans who felt the pop tones of other albums was not the band's personality.

The opening to several songs, prime examples being “Dear Diary” and “Obey,” have an intro that makes the listener feel as though they are about to sit down and play a “Doom” game with heavy guitar riffs that capture attention.

The general reception to this album so far has been quite positive and welcoming. Seeming to have a love-and-hate relationship with fans, Bring Me The Horizon has stated before that they will do what they want when it comes to their music. Several past albums have sent the band walking the paths of different genres, which is not always welcomed by some early fans.

With the release of “POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR,” the band has certainly tapped into the metal aspect of their history, which seems to have recaptured the attention of the early fans who didn’t care for albums such as “Amo” while still holding onto the fans that have been around and enjoyed every album.

A major thing to note about this album is the amount of guest appearances, all which make the album a lot more fun. With YUNGBLUD, Nova Twins and even the ever captivating BABYMETAL band, this album showcases Bring Me The Horizons' stunning duo capabilities.

Putting the cap on that is the appearance of Evanescence’s Amy Lee in the song “One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death.” This song stands out as the only slower song on the album, but it still carries the heavy theme of the album on its shoulders.

Overall, “POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR” is a great addition to the discography of Bring Me The Horizon and satisfies both the hardcore fans that stick around and the fans that only enjoy them for their hardcore metal.

While the band has had its ups and downs over the years, Bring Me The Horizon should definitely continue to focus on what they wish to do in the future, while also grabbing fans attention with works such as this.

Reviewer’s Favorite Song: “Parasite Eve”
Reviewer’s Least Favorite Song: “Dear Diary”

Rating: 7/10

Colton Pleslusky is a junior majoring in telecommunications. To contact him, email csp5289@psu.edu.

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Colton Pleslusky

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Colton S. Pleslusky is a junior from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania majoring in telecommunications at Penn State. He is a director and writer for the CommRadio arts & entertainment department as well as a co-host for the This is the Way Weekly podcast. He is a co-host for the Nittany Record Club alongside David Fortunato and Jade Campos. He is the arts and entertainment anchor for PSN News. To contact him, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).