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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. The odd electronic twist sugars the pill, but it's mostly relentless if brutally effective stuff. [Nov 2010, p.105]
  5. It's the group's most ambitious offering yet, a collection that bites harder than anything they've previously issued but which is equally eager to kiss everything better.
  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. Jun 8, 2013
    10
    A comparison of previous work, BMTH managed to gain respect with this album, improving in almost every way, without losing touch of hardnessA 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.
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  2. Mar 22, 2015
    10
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  3. Oct 28, 2010
    10
    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 andAmazing 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. :)
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  4. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    A surprisingly good metal album. Oli Sykes completed his transition from deathcore screaming to metalcore growling. The album is ambitious,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
    8
    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 yearsA 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. Nov 12, 2014
    8
    Though they haven't received the critical acclaim their post-hardcore contemporaries like Touché Amoré and F***** Up have gained almostThough they haven't received the critical acclaim their post-hardcore contemporaries like Touché Amoré and F***** Up have gained almost unanimously, Bring Me the Horizon have certainly earned enough respect from listeners beyond their initial demographic of Hot Topic tee-wearing teens to consider them an artistic eye in the progression of their genre. Oliver Sykes hinted at a deeper, more dramatic autobiographical songwriting on previous albums like Suicide Season, however, with There Is a Hell, you can actually take him serious. Even though the slower tempo and melodrama of "Don't Go" seems sappy on paper, it's actually quite heartbreaking to listen to. The electronic undercurrents only further introduce us into an artistic, more mature band. But there's still enough Atheistic and chant-worthy lyricism for teenagers to fist pump to in their bedrooms before bedtime ("There is nothing above, there is nothing below/Heaven and Hell is in all of us"). It doesn't defeat Deafheaven in terms of who's the most progressive metal band of the decade so far, but it definitely makes Bring Me the Horizon a contender. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    5
    Even though this record is a production-value copy of Bring Me The Horizon's predecessor, "Suicide Season", it boasts two primary advantagesEven 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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