- Summary: The fourth release for the British metalcore band was produced by Terry Date and is its first with Worship's Jordan Fish.
- Record Label: Epitaph
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Metalcore
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|Can You Feel My Heart|
|Can you hear the silence? Can you see the dark? Can you fix the broken? Can you feel, can you feel my heart? Can you help the hopeless? Well, I'm...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Kerrang!Apr 18, 2013Sempiternal 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]
Classic Rock MagazineJun 25, 2013BMTH sound more genuine, dramatic and emotional than they ever have before. [Jun 2013, p.89]
Dec 26, 2013Simply astonishing album. I've liked every album this band has ever made. But Sempiternal is epic in every sense of the word. Great work ofSimply astonishing album. I've liked every album this band has ever made. But Sempiternal is epic in every sense of the word. Great work of art from the Sheffield boys… Expand
Jun 18, 2013Sempiternal 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.… Expand
Aug 25, 2015It's a refinement of their already excellent work on "There is a hell...". Mix in the bits of bold experimentation the band tries here and youIt's a refinement of their already excellent work on "There is a hell...". Mix in the bits of bold experimentation the band tries here and you have an excellent album with surprisingly diverse themes scattered throughout the tracks. It's one of the most refreshing and masterfully created albums you'll find in the metal genre or any of it's subgenres.
The first track on the album "Can You Feel My Heart" is sure to shock fans. It's a track that heavily experiments with elements of pop. If that's not your cup of tea don't let it detract you from the rest of the album. It's still very much in touch with bands metal roots.
It's fantastic, heavy, and at times very emotional. This isn't the type of album that's going to stick with one theme and say the same thing different ways across all of the songs here. The diversity in the tone of songs as well as in the range of vocals lead singer Oliver Sykes is capable of using set this album apart and ensure there's always something exciting just around the corner.
Tracks like "House of Wolves" and "Crooked Young" are brutal attacks on religion. Then you have tracks like "And the Snakes Start to Sing" and "Hospital for Souls" which are emotional ballads that are surprisingly cathartic and aren't afraid to get heavy. "Go to Hell, for Heaven's Sake" is a powerful dis song and "Antivist" is about anarchy and saying screw the system. All that diversity and even more is present in the themes the songs in this album carry. It's a mature work that touches on a lot of different themes.
Of course none of that would matter if everything didn't sound good. Luckily, Bring Me the Horizon took the fantastic sound from their previous album and darn near perfected it. Once again Sykes shows that he knows how to write excellent lyrics that have a masterful flow to them and can bring out some real emotions. With this album Bring Me the Horizon has established themselves as one of the elite in the metal genre. Heck, with talent like this they could probably establish themselves as one of the elite in any genre they wanted to. This is that good of an album.… Expand
Apr 3, 2013this has got to be one of the biggest records of the year, running for the best album of the year, BMTH reinvents their sound and evolves asthis has got to be one of the biggest records of the year, running for the best album of the year, BMTH reinvents their sound and evolves as an artist. and the result is good. Sempiternal is nothing like Count you Blessings or There is hell... musically and lyrically this is their best album to date, their decision of breaking out of the underground and not minding hipster to prevent them from evolving made them better and stronger as musicians. well done boys!… Expand
Feb 24, 2014New bmth incredible! voice Oliver sounds much better than in the first three albums, perhaps due to the change of the genre ,but it's notNew bmth incredible! voice Oliver sounds much better than in the first three albums, perhaps due to the change of the genre ,but it's not important sounds unforgettably… Expand
Sep 2, 2016It is one of the best albums of BMTH, with masterpieces like "Shadow Moses", "The house of Wolves", "Sleepwlaking", etc. All these with aIt is one of the best albums of BMTH, with masterpieces like "Shadow Moses", "The house of Wolves", "Sleepwlaking", etc. All these with a particular style of metalcore of BMTH, but with a very generic rock.… Expand
May 19, 2013Bring Me The Horizon impressed me with there 2010 album, There Is A Hell… The album had, for me at least, the right balance between good metalBring Me The Horizon impressed me with there 2010 album, There Is A Hell… The album had, for me at least, the right balance between good metal and metalcore so to speak. I am no big fan of “screamo” just as with rap music. But the album won me over with songs like “Alligator Blood” and “Blacklist”.
There new album, one that I first heard was going to head down a more rock road, disappoints. The first song though, “Can You Feel My Heart”, is really good. It has this electronic stutter melody line for the first thirty seconds and it is repeated later in the song. The one problem I have with this is when Oli Sykes screams. He sings softly later in the song, as he does on a couple of songs from the album, it’s just this is the beginning, of what I feel to be a new Bring Me, and they don’t feel all there.
The album gives off this angsty metalcore clichéd filled feel to it. I know that they are trying to break the conventions of their genre, but they don’t really get anywhere. There is almost a pop punk, emo scene vibe going on. It’s like they are trying to lighten their sound to be more accessible. There are spoken word sections, like at the beginning of “Hospital For Souls” which feel really out of place. The song itself is the second redeeming quality of the album. Between the opener and “Hospital For Souls” it’s just bland and boring and I don’t want to listen to it all. I just want these two song and I want a different Bring Me, one that knows where it is going. The album brings nothing new because it is bogged down in conformity. They try, and I must give them something for that, it’s just they don’t go very far.
The band seem to do a mix of light electronic vibes with the metal well. They did it on “Blacklist” with the help of one Sonny Moore, and they do it again here. So I don’t know if maybe they should be like Enter Shikari, but I suppose we shall have to wait and see.… Expand
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