That's The Spirit

Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2015 Ratings: #348 / 915
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Based on 334 ratings
2015 Ratings: #300
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Alternative Press
Ambitious, grand, emotional and complex, it’s a record that demands the band be seen in a new light.
There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to their fifth effort: Bring Me The Horizon are no longer concerned with the expectations of a scene they’ve seemingly outgrown. This record is a set of huge songs that’ll cement their place at the top of rock’s ranks and so much more.
Bring Me the Horizon have expanded in style and status to an alt-rock band for arenas — venues they've already started filling and will no doubt continue to.

Bring Me the Horizon's penchant for wallowing in social dystopia is tempered by their newfound proclivity for dabbling in big, unabashed pop pageantry.

Metal Hammer

Written off the back of that immense headline appearance, fifth album That’s The Spirit is the sound of a metal band writing arena-filling rock, firmly holding on to their identity but taking the biggest leap yet in their consistent album-by-album evolution.

Admittedly, there are times when Sykes’ lyricism trips up on itself, or when the band’s dedication to ditching needless breakdowns and heaviness leaves them treading water with little more than a slightly forgettable fuzz - that’s the beauty of ‘That’s The Spirit’, though.
In 'That's The Spirit' the Sheffield band have crafted an album that should see them not just seated at rock's top table, but putting their feet up and getting comfortable.
The Guardian
If BMTH really do want to bring nu-metal back to life, this approach could be just the defibrillator they need.

That's the Spirit is so content to flit away from excitement and into complacency it hurts; you almost want Bring Me the Horizon to trip up on their material, if only because then the element of excitement may come into play. It doesn't, and what we're left with is That's the Spirit, the most soundly generic rock album you'll hear this year.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Filling the lengthy self-contemplative gaps between albums from Linkin Park, English five-piece metal band Bring Me the Horizon have transformed from a pummelling metal band into a more bleakly graceful, electronic hard-rock outfit.
That’s The Spirit is what happens when alt/pop rock bands can’t get their shit together and a metalcore act has to show everyone how it’s done.
Bring Me the Horizon deliver their best album yet. Progressing from a terrible deathcore band to a kick-ass arena rock band, this band is one of the best examples of maturity in music.
For a bit of fun, I've decided to revisit my 2015 AOTY list and see how all the records on it have held up - there'll be some cringe and maybe some new found love but one thing is for sure, and that's that there will be words.

2015 me: Having not had a special affinity with the work of this yawkshi (or Yorkshire if you're no fun) outfit prior to the release of That's The Spirit, my expectations weren't awfully high. In all fairness, I was pretty in love with the single Doomed that came out as ... read more
start to finish, pure torture
This marked an end to my innocence - for a couple've years, after being quite disappointed with this album, most of my music choices were mega sad emo vibes!
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Track List

  1. Doomed
  2. Happy Song
  3. Throne
  4. True Friends
  5. Follow You
  6. What You Need
  7. Avalanche
  8. Run
  9. Drown
  10. Blasphemy
  11. Oh No
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Added on: July 22, 2015