It was such a refreshing change to finally find a guy with virtually the same views as me on one of my favorite bands. While a good portion of the two-hour phenomenon showcased tracks from Bring Me The Horizon’s E.P, three full-lengths and remixed album, Alex’s commentary on the band hit the nail in the casket.
The thing that has quite frankly pissed me off since the band started out is the treatment they have received from “real metal fans,” as Alex put it. Just because BMTH are a relatively fashionable quintet and (GOD FORBID) have fringes, their musical brilliance appears to fall way down the pecking order in terms of relevance when they are assessed by these so-called fans of the genre. It should be mentioned at this point that these are metal fans that claim not to point a stereotypical finger.
Small rant aside, I’m just relieved that someone out there felt passionate enough to broadcast the importance this band have had and will continue to have on British metal. As Bring Me openly state, “love us or hate us, it’s still an obsession.” They have not allowed their haters to affect them, and have continued to make the music that sounds incredible to them, regardless of any trends. Though at times some people appear to place them into a rather tired genre such as deathcore, they are unique, they are a METAL BAND, it’s unquestionable.
I hope that I can post the show here once I find a copy of it, because it’s something that you just have to hear, fan or not. But for now, here is a selection of some of the tracks Alex played, including his new all time favorite “Crucify Me.”
From E.P This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For (2004) Re-release (2006)
The full debut Count Your Blessings (2006)
The world-beating Suicide Season (2008)
The experimental Suicide Season – Cut Up (2009)
The master-class There Is A Heaven Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret (2010)