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It’s proof alone that this band can do what they want and get away with it. There’s nothing as exciting as a surprise that pays off. It ain’t rocket science, it ain’t heavy metal, it’s just class songwriting.
David Bowie once said, “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” It’s BMTH’s innate ability to stay one step ahead, like they do here, that means the future remains firmly theirs.

Amo is a genre-bending thrill ride that marks a brave new era for the band. Placing a significant amount of trust in their fanbase, Bring Me The Horizon deliver an utterly refreshing and forward thinking statement that finds them in complete control of their vision.

The Independent

Amo won’t satisfy all of BMTH’s fans, but it’s certainly accomplished, catchy and eclectic enough to bring in some new ones.

The Skinny

If the changes to Bring Me the Horizon’s sound heard on 2015's That’s the Spirit was a shock, then buckle your seatbelts because this one is mental. Where TTS swapped invigorated metalcore for arena-worthy anthemic rock, Amo sees that pushed further – transcending into EDM, pop and even grime.


Bar a couple of obvious blunders, Amo is an excellent album that is filled with twists and turns.

While the spirit stays the same, the sounds change and twist, refusing to sit and get fat on the old rules of yesteryear. Right now, when it comes to finding a mix that works, Bring Me are the best in the game. What’s not to love?
Metal Injection

Overall, if you’re open to electronic music and pop as well as rock and metal, you’ll most likely enjoy amo. If you’re not, you’re probably cracking your knuckles and dusting off your thesaurus, ready to annihilate your keyboard or smartphone screen.

Consequence of Sound

Despite the fact that amo is not a metal album, there are a few bangers on the disc.

No Ripcord

Overall, Amo is a strident record, difficult to categorize and, in a good way, uniquely spliced and sequenced with little fear of crossing boundaries - but part of mastering this dark art is knowing when to put the paintbrush down.


Amo is a record that pushes and pulls you, whether a hardcore fan or a casual listener, into almost every direction imaginable.

Unfortunately, while amo has moments of absolute brilliance, highlighted by "Nihilist Blues," "Ouch" and "Fresh Bruises," it feels like BMTH weren't ready to fully commit to either sound and, as a result, we're left with a mixed bag of tracks that offers a little something for everyone but never quite enough.
The Needle Drop

Bring Me the Horizon's blend of pop, electronics, and what remains of their metalcore edge is surprisingly admirable on amo.

The Guardian

The Sheffield rockers’ sixth takes a dramatic stylistic leap. Amo isn’t as barmy a move as Spinal Tap’s spoof Jazz Odyssey, or Chris Cornell’s real-life crunk album, but the blend of rock, balladry and electronics is a long way from BMtH’s deathcore origins.


For anyone still hoping to see Bring Me ‘return to their roots’, look away now. Though that grit still shakes underneath ‘amo’, it’s mostly restrained, replaced with a modernist sheen with few boundaries.

God Is in the TV

Bring Me The Horizon‘s number one smash hit album Amo opens quite tenderly with ‘I Apologise If You Feel Something‘. The rest of it is standard metalcore fare. I apologise guys, I didn’t feel a thing.

Much like last year’s ‘Simulation Theory’ from fellow rock titans Muse, this album captures an occasionally combustible but largely uncomfortable sound of a previously fearless and pioneering band caught in a crisis of confidence, overriding their own musical instincts to pursue an idealised version of themselves they picture in their own heads.

This shit ain’t heavy metal.

(And that’s alright)

This was nice. Amo is what Fall Out Boy’s MANIA should have been.

Over the course of three records, Bring Me the Horizon has matured from ho hum metalcore hodge podge to something truely chameleon-like. Each album’s sound since Sempiternal will obviously not be for everyone, let alone the majority of early BMTH adopters, but I personally think the sonic shifts have only done this quintet good.

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So last night I was on a bit of a Bring Me binge, re-listening back to a couple of their later albums: Sempiternal, That's The Spirit, and now Amo. Now I havent heard Amo in full for awhile but I have heard it in full a dozen times awhile back, and my opinion has kind of always stayed the same, I dont hate it, but its really not for me, but ill give it credit where it's due, and it is a pretty solid alternative pop album. But a lot has ... read more


I like Bring Me The Horizon's music, especially Post Human, but this album is pretty bad. The poppy vibe here is just so obnoxious and pretentious. There's no darkness, emotion, or anything to this. It's bland, boring, and tasteless.

Mainstream BS, it's a shame they released something like this because I know the band is capable of SO MUCH more. At least I'm glad they did Post Human after this because I really didn't like this thing at all.

The riffs are super generic and basic and while ... read more


Revisited: from 64 to 71. During the first few listens to this album I found it very messy and I didn't even liked it, with a couple of tracks that I liked but a lot that I didn't like at all. Nowadays I like more than half of the album, even if I only go back to the ones I like, I think it deserves a little better recognition. I still think it's an album with quite a few mixed feelings though.

FAV TRACKS: MANTRA, Nihilist Blues, in the dark, wonderful life, sugar honey ice & tea, why you ... read more


I found this album really great actully. Alot of catchy mainstreamy songs here and i honestly enjoy it quite a bit.


this shit aint heavy metal

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Added on: August 24, 2018