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Bring Me the Horizon have always embraced evolution. With each album, the band continue to push the boundaries of their ferocious sound with genre experimentation and, ultimately, transcend their roots as they redefine what a heavy band can be. It’s resulted in mature songs that feature kaleidoscopic production, sticky choruses, and hefty riffs, best heard on records like Sempiternal and amo. As the Sheffield outfit prepare for another giant year with the release of POST HUMAN: NeX GEn — slated to come out sometime before the end of 2024 — we asked our readers to vote on Bring Me the Horizon’s best albums.
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Find the top fan picks ranked below.
5. Count Your Blessings
All these years later, Count Your Blessings still sounds raw as hell. The band captured an overwhelming angst and rage over a heaviness that inspired a thousand imitators. Though it’s not likely that BMTH will ever return to this sound, their deathcore days remain a fan favorite. To this day, whenever the band play a classic like “Pray For Plagues” at their shows, the pit turns chaotic and nostalgic.
4. That’s the Spirit
BMTH got more accessible with every album after their 2006 debut. Naturally, the band doubled down on that front and wrote some of their strongest songs yet on their major-label debut. From heart-wrenchers (“Drown,” “Follow You”) to arena-ready earworms (“Throne,” “Happy Song”), they all get a chance to shine. Bookend by the fantastic “Doomed” and “Oh No,” Bring Me the Horizon took a risk and created a slew of memorable songs in the process.
3. There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret.
Boasting a biblically long title, Bring Me the Horizon’s third album employed an orchestral direction that makes it stand out from the rest of their catalog. The result is stunning, with post-rock and ambient electronica flair contrasting Oli Sykes’ tormented lyrics. In many ways, the album concluded their metalcore era while hinting at what was to come. It also features superb guest vocalists, including Canadian pop star LIGHTS (“Don’t Go,” “Crucify Me”), Josh Franceschi of You Me at Six (“Fuck”), and the Chariot frontman Josh Scogin (“The Fox and the Wolf”).
2. Suicide Season
Fans agree that BMTH dodged the sophomore slump and put out a metalcore classic on Suicide Season. Here, they tapped acclaimed metal producer Frederik Nordström and traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden to make their brutal sound more accessible and expansive. While the LP still contains a metallic edge, the band also incorporated electronic elements (“Chelsea Smile,” “The Comedown”) and melodicism, like on “The Sadness Will Never End” featuring Architects’ Sam Carter.
No shock, fans voted Sempiternal as Bring Me the Horizon’s greatest record. The release marked a major turning point for the band, as keyboardist-producer Jordan Fish joined the fold and Sykes used more melodic vocals. Both elements added depth to their sound and made the record feel like a brand-new era. In short, Sempiternal has everything, from the electronic swagger of “Can You Feel My Heart” to the stomping heaviness of “Shadow Moses” — the latter of which features the band’s most misheard lyric of all time.