Bring Me The Horizon – POST HUMAN: NeX GEn Review

Chart-Toppers to Genre-Benders: Bring Me The Horizon's 'NeX GEn' Sets New Standards...

Released by: Columbia Records

Release Date: Out Now

Genre: Metalcore/Alt Metal

Links: https://www.facebook.com/bmthofficial/

 

Line Up:

vocalist Oli Sykes

guitarist Lee Malia

bassist Matt Kean

drummer Mat Nicholls

 

Tracklist:

[ost] dreamseeker
YOUtopia
Kool-Aid
Top 10 staTues tHat CriEd bloOd
liMOusIne ft AURORA
DArkSide
a bulleT w/my namE On ft Underoath
[ost] (spi)ritual
n/A
LosT
sTraNgeRs
R.i.p (duskCOre RemIx)
AmEN! (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw)
[ost] puss-e
DiE4u
DIg It

 

Bring Me The Horizon’s latest album, NeX GEn, released through Columbia Records, represents a significant progression in their POST HUMAN series, following the widely acclaimed POST HUMAN: Survival Horror. This new installment demonstrates the British rock powerhouse’s commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, delivering a record that seamlessly blends heavy instrumentation with melodic sensibilities.

The album immediately establishes a tone of introspection and exploration with the atmospheric opening track “[ost] dreamseeker.” Lead vocalist Oli Sykes showcases his most melodic performances to date, a departure from the band’s earlier, more aggressive sound.

Highlighted tracks include the anthemic “Kool-Aid,” the evocative “DiE4u,” and the dynamic “AmEN!” featuring guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert and Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw. These songs exemplify the band’s ability to fuse genres such as post-hardcore, electronic, and pop, while maintaining their distinctive edge.

Drawing inspiration from the band’s experiences during the COVID-19 lockdowns, NeX GEn features lyrics that reflect themes of hope and resilience. Despite the logistical challenges of remote recording, the album’s production is polished, with each track meticulously crafted to showcase the band’s growth and experimentation.

The album’s conceptual depth extends beyond the music itself, with hidden messages and cryptic elements adding layers of intrigue for attentive listeners. This thematic coherence, coupled with the band’s electrifying live performances, further elevates the album’s impact and significance.

With accolades including a BRIT Award for Best Alternative/Rock Act and sold-out arena tours, Bring Me The Horizon continues to solidify their status as one of the foremost innovators in modern rock. NeX GEn not only represents a milestone in their discography but also signifies a promising new chapter in their ongoing evolution.

NeX GEn is a testament to Bring Me The Horizon’s artistic vision and musical versatility. It’s an album that demands attention, offering a compelling blend of sonic exploration and thematic depth. As they continue to redefine the boundaries of contemporary rock, Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release cements their position as leaders of the genre.

 

Score: 8/10

Reviewed by: Shadow Editor

 

 

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