Bring Me The Horizon - amo
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #67 / 83
User Score
Based on 218 ratings
2019 Ratings: #93
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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Sony UK / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
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.
90
AllMusic

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.

80
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.

80
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.

75
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.

75
Consequence of Sound

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

70
Exclaim!
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.
70
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.

60
Dork

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.

60
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.

60
The Needle Drop

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

50
Clash
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.
50
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.

20
Sputnikmusic
This is shit. Simply shit. The only other word that comes to mind is embarrassing.
ElectricMess
38
Fuckin NME, man. Everytime...
MrMclainy
94
This shit ain’t heavy metal.

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.

Amo isn’t exactly perfect. Lyrics are simple ... read more
zachthesnack
68
This is my first major disappointment of 2019.

BMTH are a band I have always fucked with since I can remember. Sempiternal and There Is A Heaven are two of my all time favorite albums and I was actually a really big fan of their first pop record That's the Spirit, due to how infectiously catchy and charming all of the hooks and lyrics were. That album had a lot of replay value do to its bopiness and charm and I was was really curious to see what the band would do to further progress this ... read more
Plats
57
Just to make it clear, I was never a fan of Bring Me The Horizon to begin with. “amo” ditches their metalcore/post-hardcore roots in favor of a full-on alt-pop approach. The production is great, the instrumentation is alright, the lyrics are... fine and I appreciate their willingness to experiment. However, the whole album is a mixed bag of cool “rock” songs and drab electropop bangers and, overall, I feel indifferent for this album.

Fav Tracks: nihilist blues, MANTRA, ... read more
MusicSucks
11
The mix between bad commercial pop, bad commercial EDM and bad commercial metal did not make this album any good.

This sounds like if old BMTH was trying to be Linkin Park but they were keeping it appropriate for your local discothèque's shit, boring, annoying edm selection.

Yeah, it's new and refreshing stuff from them, but it's soooo cringe-worthy from start to end, that I just wish I was deaf everytime I listen to it.

On a positive side, it's better than Papa Roach's try on ... read more
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Track List

  1. i apologise if you feel something
  2. MANTRA
  3. nihilist blues (feat. Grimes)
  4. in the dark
  5. wonderful life (feat. Dani Filth)
  6. ouch
  7. medicine
  8. sugar honey ice & tea
  9. why you gotta kick me when i'm down?
  10. fresh bruises
  11. mother tongue
  12. heavy metal (feat. Rahzel)
  13. i don't know what to say
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