"The group have continued their trend of reinventing themselves [...]. For amo I’m getting a real mixture of Alt Rock, Electro and Pop."
I thought I’d start the year’s reviews off with a big one, yes, it’s Bring Me The Horizon’s amo. The 'Metal' act out of Sheffield have dropped their sixth studio album on the 25th of January and I’ve had a few weeks now to let it rattle around in my brain. The group have continued their trend of reinventing themselves with each release and changing styles. For amo I’m getting a real mixture of Alt Rock, Electro and Pop… nothing like the band I first heard back in 2013.
Bring Me The Horizon have always looked up and aspired to be another Linkin Park, and in that sense amo is their A Thousand Suns, an album that will alienate a lot of the older fan base, but will gain them far more from the above mentioned genres.
That said, it’s not all doom and gloom, while I’m not loving amo as a whole, there are still some upsides for heavy sounding fanatics like myself.
Tracks such as: 'MANTRA' and 'wonderful life' bring a hint of Metal, but have more of an Alt Rock vibe, while 'nihilist blues', 'medicine' and 'why you gotta kick me when i'm down?', may not be my go-to style of music, but are still interesting and listenable in their own way.
Last year I wasn’t excited for amo, just because of the shift the band did musically with the last album, but I still got caught up in the hype of this one and eagerly awaited its debut. Unfortunately it’s not my full cup of tea, I don’t hate it as I thought I would six months ago, but I can’t see myself listening to amo much in the near future.