Sempiternal

Sempiternal

by Bring Me the Horizon
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Overview

Sempiternal

While many have tried, few bands have merged metalcore with electronic influences quite like Bring Me the Horizon, who complete their transition from faceless deathcore band to something altogether more interesting with their fourth album, Sempiternal. Produced by Terry Date, the same producer who worked on the Deftones' 2000 art metal masterpiece, White Pony, the album finds the band almost reinventing its style, diving headfirst into the kinds of atmospheric flourishes that were only hinted at on There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It, There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. What makes Bring Me the Horizon's evolution so interesting isn't so much the change in their sound, but how they got there. Rather than adding and subtracting elements wholesale, it feels as though the band has been tinkering little by little, adjusting the ratios to achieve just the right balance of ambience and aggression. Where other bands might have synths slapped on top of their sound, here they feel like they're part of the foundation of the songs, creating a soundscape for the rest of the elements to drift through instead of around. Though fans of the band's earlier works might see this kind of change as an unwelcome invader, they certainly can't say it's one they didn't see coming. Bring Me the Horizon have been working slowly but surely to refine their sound for years now, and with Sempiternal, it feels like their patience and hard work are finally beginning to pay dividends.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/02/2013
Label: Epitaph / Ada
UPC: 0045778725328
catalogNumber: 87253
Rank: 8053

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bring Me the Horizon   Primary Artist
Glen Brown   Vocals
Martin Loveday   Cello
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Sam Hudson   Vocals
Daniel Stokes   Vocals
Emma Taylor   Vocals
Alex Fisher   Vocals
Simon Fisher   Violin
Matthew Nicholls   Drums
Manon Derome   Violin
Timothy Grant   Viola
Oliver Sykes   Vocals
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Viola
Chris Clad   Violin,Leader
Peter Hanson   Violin
Lee Malia   Guitar
Vicky Mathews   Cello
Janice Nicholls   Vocals
Matthew Keane   Bass
Freddie August   Violin
Demi Scott   Vocals
Brad Wood   Vocals
Per Strängberg   Vocals
Claes Strängberg   Vocals
Alex Balanescu   Violin
Virginia Slater   Viola
Damien Bennett   Vocals
Corey Leary   Vocals
Chris Tokes   Vocals
Chloe Mellors   Vocals
Carol Sykes   Vocals
Capital Voices   Choir, Chorus
Brigitta Metaxas   Vocals
Brendan Dooney   Vocals
Andy Saiker   Vocals
Jordan Rudge   Vocals
Jonathon Shaw   Vocals
Jenny Millard   Vocals
Jake O'Neill   Vocals
Jade Higgins   Vocals
Jack Jones   Vocals
Jack Beakhust   Vocals
Ian Sykes   Vocals
Ed Fenwick   Vocals
Dave Holland   Vocals
Yazmin Beckett   Vocals
Tom Sykes   Vocals
Sarah Lewin   Vocals
Richard Nicholls   Vocals
Reece Coyne   Vocals
Mike Plews   Vocals
Mesta Rixon   Vocals
Mara Rixon   Vocals
Luka Spiby   Vocals
Katherine Margaret Parrott   Vocals

Technical Credits

Terry Date   Producer,Engineer
Oliver Sykes   Composer
Lee Malia   Composer
Jordan Fish   Composer,Programming
Arn Gyssels   Artwork
Tom A.D. Fuller   Engineer
Kevin Hills   Engineer

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Sempiternal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not order this product from Barnes and noble.  It is not in stock even though it says that it is.  I placed an order on 11/28/14 .  About a week after I placed the order it was still listed as processing.  I did a liv chat and the person in the live chat insisted it was guaranteed for christmas delivery- not to worry.  Today, December 18, I called and was told it is out of stock and will not ship until mid January 2015.  This was intended to be a gift for christmas and is now out of stock everywhere.  Thanks Barnes and noble!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love bring me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far there best album yet. I just ordered it yesterday and if all the songs are like Shadow Moses then I am in for a treat.