I tell ya what, I didn't think I'd find myself writing about Bring Me the Horizon. Every kid I knew back in Year 9 was listening to BMTH. Their long fringes pushed to the side, hesitant to smile in case people knew that they weren't actually sad. BMTH's first album, Count Your Blessings, was so stupidly heavy that it was almost a form of rebellion to listen to a band where you couldn't understand a single fucking word being screamed into your little earbud. Yes, earbud, you couldn't have two in or else Miss would know you were listening to music in class. And now, the band are so far from the off the walls, scream-until-your-lungs-die-heavy, they've even dropped their first album from their Spotify album list. Instead, BMTH welcomed synths and a heavy reliance on electronic production in their later albums; sticking to the trend that their post-hardcore/melodic hardcore contemporaries moved to years ago.
So why today have I found myself listening to my throwback, regretful go-to-band of my pubescent years? Well I saw that they had a new single out and I've been listening to enough of Trippie Redd/the new emo trap phase that it was a logical genre jump to listen to BMTH's new single: Mantra.
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the slope we’re all sliding on
music has some of the most hardcore fans, but also produces some of the most toxic people I’ve ever spoken to. and not only do they ruin your mood, it just makes it so much more annoying, since they blame your favorite artist for there hatred for them. is not there fault, it’s yours. if you’re criticizing an artist for being different, then you don’t deserve to make music. what if mf doom never, sort of, mastered a sound of creativity and a weird at the time flow, music wouldn’t be as explosive and cohesive as it is or would be. instead of criticizing artists for being different, we should take these actions into consideration and make a push to cope with that. but with that, there is a difference between hating an artists music and hating an artist. such as kanye and his political views, you can’t let his politics get in the way of your enjoyment for his music, that’s very stupid. i find a very thin line between creativity and biting someone’s music, and outside the line is also being what you’re not like some people try to, such as drake, you aren’t a hip hop artist dude, things change. some artists i absolutely hate are cardi b, drake, chance the rapper, logic, hopsin, etc. most of these, are industry rats, and there blind ass fans don’t even know it, they’re falling straight into the trap. but anyways, i just advise you to show a little more love to the artists y’all barely hear from because it’s hard to make it and being creative is the only way to find your own rhythm and show it to us, who always complain hip hop is dying, yet we won’t accept new artists, strange.
Appreciation post. I have had ahhhmazing album & single artwork to date thanks to some very inspiring artists 👏🏼 In order of release (swipe to see all), The Turning Wheel by Will Hunt (www.willhunt.com.au), Human Veins by @paintedstreet and Tangle For Two by @quibe
Today’s #albumoftheday is Slipknot’s .5: The Gray Chapter. This was the American nu metal/heavy metal band’s fifth studio album, released in 2014. This was the first studio album to feature drummer Jay Weinberg and bassist Alessandro Venturella. Former original Slipknot guitarist Donnie Steele contributed various bass recordings to the album as well, but is never differentiated from what Venturella recorded. The Gray Chapter is a natural progression from the band’s 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone, but manages to incorporate elements from two fan favorite albums, Iowa and Volume III: The Subliminal Verses. The dark and violent instrumentation heard on Iowa fills much of the verses, while the melodies heard on Volume III: The Subliminal Verses dominates the choruses and softer tracks on the album. I was a bit skeptical of this album upon hearing The Negative One, as it really wasn’t my style, but it for sure was heavy. However, I ended up loving the rhythm and groove-oriented riffs that are heard throughout the album. Vocalist Corey Taylor still sounds as fantastic as ever, incorporating many of his rhythmic vocal deliveries heard on Iowa and their self-titled Slipknot release. I feel that The Gray Chapter was written for every type of Slipknot fan, from those that just love their radio hits to those that lose it in the pit when The Heretic Anthem begins to play. However, it doesn’t really feel that they sacrificed anything to achieve this sound, which is fantastic and impressive, as usually when a band evolves or alters their sound in any way, they are bound to alienate a portion of their fans. Overall, The Gray Chapter is a solid album through and through, and an album written for the fans, meaning that The Gray Chapter exists to please. While it is hard to recapture that lightning in a bottle sound that the band ignited on their first few releases, The Gray Chapter revisits these times while still evolving and making something new. My favorite songs off of this album are A.O.V., Nomadic, and Killpop. (Song: A.O.V. (Approaching Original Violence)) #slipknot#thegraychapter#aov#numetal#heavymetal#alternativemetal#alternative#metal#hardrock#rock#music#song
(3/3) explanation for why it says “ur life is a sketchbook” :
robin made a video called “ur life is a sketchbook” a while back where he talked about how people might not like what you do but you should still do what you want bc “your life is a sketchbook” and you control what you make of your life and i found it when i was like hella questioning everything and it helped a lot // i wanted to include it in my gift so i titled the book “ur life is a sketchbook” and filled it with all the stuff he’s done/accomplished // hence why it’s completely over the top and has every song he’s written/covered/remixed on his YouTube/Spotify/SoundCloud/Bandcamp (**minus the ones in his archive videos because i didn’t have the full versions of them besides ghost boys prequel**) -
the songs and albums are in order (the albums are in order of when they were released and the songs are in order of how they were listed unless the spacing looked awkward) -
(1/3) the sketchbook that i gave robin when i met him, posted 5 days late -
1. I’m never getting over the picture.
2. ❗️I CANT STRESS THIS ENOUGH if you go to his tour buy a tour shirt !!! I completely forgot and I highkey still regret it ❗️
3. @lemon.socks to answer your question it took a little over 2 months + two all nighters right before the show to finish this
4. my actual response to his question “how long did this take” was “too long” because im an actual fool