It’s hard to differentiate the BMTH we know about from the many negative associations that surround them, as opposed a quintet that has produced lyrically passionate, complex music. However, their third studio effort riles against these assumptions, revealing a heavy, haunting record; one complements the other, filled with raw vocals and deeply intense music. From strong, fierce guitar to the melancholy echoes of violin and piano, it reverberates with maturity and depth, shaking off the crudeness of earlier songs. Whispers of twisted theology, loss and bitter anger wind their way through tracks in what is an album that defies the band’s less-than-glowing reputation.
Sian has been listening to: Pantera – ‘Hellbound’