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  • Band members: Jona Weinhofen, Matthew Nicholls, Matt Kean, Lee Malia
  • Summary: The British metal band's third album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and features guest appearances by Lights, You Me At Six's Josh Franceschi, and The Chariot's Josh Scogin.
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  1. 100
    While bleakness is certainly prominent throughout, this album has many different shades and it is these contrasts that make it so vital. It's an album that bursts with ambition, and that Bring Me The Horizon pull it off so powerfully further confirms their greatness. [25 Sep 2010, p.50]
  2. The sonic evolution of the group is remarkable, and the dark, introspective lyrics of Sykes will not only be cathartic for him, but for many.
  3. For all its bluster, There Is A Hell is far more than the story of a man battling his self-perpetuated inner turmoil; it is the sound of a remarkable band establishing themselves as one of the finest of their generation.
  4. There Is A Hell is an impressive and ambitious third effort that proves these Brits have staying power. [Nov 2010, p.109]
  5. The odd electronic twist sugars the pill, but it's mostly relentless if brutally effective stuff. [Nov 2010, p.105]
  6. There is a Hell finds Bring Me the Horizon at the top of their game, and its lack of over indulgent production makes it an album that'll not only please fans of the band, but may surprise fans of bands like Converge who are interested in seeing what the kids are up to these days.
  7. By-the-numbers breakdowns, tired metalcore riffing, and cliched lyrics are still very much part of the group's formula. It's too bad since the band has plenty of energy and ambition. [Nov/Dec 2010, p.94]

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  1. Apr 2, 2013
    A classic album.. one of the best of all time. The band really stepped up from the already amazing 'Suicide Season' but this album takes their success to a higher level. So emotional, so perfect. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2013
    A comparison of previous work, BMTH managed to gain respect with this album, improving in almost every way, without losing touch of hardness in the metalcore. Since then sees progress in composition, leading to richer and more complex passages. The album begins in a frantic and energetic with songs like Crucify me, successful cutting choruses and punk with electronic touches, the other songs to f% k are in the same vein. Do not go with the help of singer Lights, bringing us rest a ballad, a bit traumatic and passable quality. Memorial, Blessed with a curse and the Fox and the Wolf at first are the dark side of the album. Overall a really innovative album, recommended for fans of metalcore and BMTH and this band has proven that they can reach a very big into music, so I give the maximum rate.
    A toast to them.
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    Amazing album! it is probably there best album yet. It just runs shivers up your spine every time you hear Oliver Sykes (Lead Singer) sing and scream. 'It Never Ends" is my favorite song from the album along with "Dont Go", "Crucify Me" and **** . It's going to take me along time to not listen to these songs for a day.
    I just love it. :)
  4. Apr 16, 2013
    A surprisingly good metal album. Oli Sykes completed his transition from deathcore screaming to metalcore growling. The album is ambitious, marking a departure from previous releases by incorporating electronica influences and moving away from the loud distorted guitars, although still prevalent on the album the sound is much more polished and cleaner. Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2012
    A sweet album that proves that Oli Sykes is evolving into a legitimate music artist, instead of that whiny deathcore d-bag that he was 2 years ago. An ever-changing sound with great melodies, check out **** and "It Never Ends", those are the best songs on the album. Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2011
    The third full length album from Sheffield based metallers Bring Me The Horizon had to be good. Or at least, it had to be something different. The big question was how. Would Bring Me The Horizon continue down the hardcore, innacessible metalcore route, or would they try something different? The answer, surprisingly, is neither. Somehow, BMTH have managed to progress massively with their songwriting, without losing the elements that made them popular in the first place.
    "There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret" represents a huge step forward for the band, as the first twenty five seconds of opener "Crucify Me" show. It's a riotous 6 minute track, and one that is guaranteed to bring BMTH legions of new fans in the future. BMTH continue to show maturity on tracks like "It Never Ends" and "Blacklist." Some long time fans may find the more experimental numbers like "Don't Go" and "Memorial" unregognizable, but it's songs like these that elevate "There Is A Hell..." from the murky swamps of metalcore obscurity into an up and coming arena filling record. Besides, hardcore fans will find much to enjoy in tracks like "Anthem" and "Aligator Blood" that contains songs written with mosh pits in mind. It's a fine metal album, andalthough purists will call BMTH "sell outs" and other wearied cliche's, it's their best effort to date.
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    Even though this record is a production-value copy of Bring Me The Horizon's predecessor, "Suicide Season", it boasts two primary advantages in a quick comparison. The first thing I noticed upon my first listen of this record was the songwriting had vastly, vastly improved since "Suicide Season". This is an across-the-board improvement, from the riffs to the lyrics to the breakdowns. The second thing I noticed was the collaborations with other artists, coloring the music in a positive way that neither "Suicide Season" nor "Count Your Blessings" could. These things being said, the record was a disappointment, as far as vast improvements go. Especially since several of the breakdowns were direct rip-offs their last record. Really, fellows? Nothing new to give? I suppose if this record was meant to REPLACE "Suicide Season", it would be significantly more impressive. Expand

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