Bring Me The Horizon - "Count Your Blessings" CD Review (Earache) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Friday, February 01, 2008

Bring Me The Horizon - "Count Your Blessings" CD Review (Earache)

Bring Me The Horizon - Count You Blessings CD Review (Earache)Bring Me the Horizon’s full length debut, “Count Your Blessings”, came out in the UK in 2006 amid much hype but wasn’t released in the US until late summer last year. The band generated a serious media buzz in 2006 when Bring Me the Horizon and Coldplay were the only British bands to chart on the MySpace Music Top 100. Unfortunately, with big hype come big expectations. This release is a good brutal, metal-core release but it isn’t as striking as the band’s debut EP, “This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For”.

My biggest complaint with this release is that a number of songs follow the same basic metal-core structure and start to blend together at times. There are also two instrumentals on this release, including an acoustic number, which seem somewhat out of place and show the band still exploring their sound. When the band’s sound comes together, with soaring guitars and clean(er) hardcore-style vocals, they sound great.

Standout tracks on this release are Tell Slater Not to Wash His Dick, A Lot Like Vegas and (I Used to Make Out With) Medusa. You can see by these and other song titles that the band still hasn’t gotten past some broken relationships.

To really appreciate the band’s sound, you can check out a video of the Bring Me the Horizon performing live on Rockworld that was recorded in 2006.

According to the band’s MySpace page, they have two shows in Russia this weekend but no further dates or plans posted.

Fans of the band and the EP will likely love this release – for the newly initiated, the EP is a better starting point.