Sempiternal - Bring Me the Horizon
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sempiternal is one of the most breathtaking and engaging albums of the year.
  2. 90
    Sykes’ increased vocal range also proves a formidable addition to their arsenal, coalescing with the expanded sonic palette for a more intimate, cohesive and engaging collection.
  3. Apr 18, 2013
    100
    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. [30 Mar 2013, p.52]
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jun 18, 2013
    10
    Sempiternal is the one of the most promising, brilliant albums of the the highly underrated Metalcore genre. The reason why metalcore is soSempiternal is the one of the most promising, brilliant albums of the the highly underrated Metalcore genre. The reason why metalcore is so underrated, is because, well, they're offering the same things. I've heard so many heavy metal albums that constantly contain lyrics about how the sun is going black and that we will rise as one. Well this album is a growth for the band and the genre, and its perfect. BMTH has shown people that meaningful lyrics can be given in any form of music. BMTH has grown in their last two albums, and i hope they continue to do so. It will grow their success and their ability to be more than "some guy screaming". 10/10 Amazing. Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    This album is perhaps the best album of the year. No faults included.. just pure perfection. I think the lyrics are written purely from theThis album is perhaps the best album of the year. No faults included.. just pure perfection. I think the lyrics are written purely from the heart with so much emotion! The guitars sound amazing with mesmerizing riffs. Then there is the electronics added by new member Jordan Fish, well i thought the album couldn't be better but with the fantastic sounds from Jordan Fish the album gets a perfect 10 from me. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    7
    The "sacrilegious" lyricism and often tongue-in-cheek Atheistic tone of the album may further turn off a certain demographic ofThe "sacrilegious" lyricism and often tongue-in-cheek Atheistic tone of the album may further turn off a certain demographic of listeners—however, deciding by their previous albums that carried the same alleged messages, I'm guessing that wasn't much of a threatening loss. Oliver Syke's clean vocals are scratchy on the surface, but authentic and vocally vulnerable nonetheless. Bring Me the Horizon continue unraveling their path of becoming something more than a Warped Tour staple. But Sempiternal's largest faults is how it feels more like an anticipated unveiling—or rather, a striptease of something much, much greater in quality—rather than a finished product. Or in their case, a work of modern post-hardcore art. Full Review »