Around about the time Bring Me The Horizon’s last album amo was released, frontman Oli Sykes revealed he’d grown tired with the joint commitments of time, emotion and energy required by the format; in the future he speculated the band would release music when they wanted, rather than engaging in the industry’s traditional but formulaic record-tour-record cycle.
Post Human: Survival Horror is supposedly the first of four rapid-fire EPs that will fulfill this promise, but even as a standalone excercise it’s a bold statement of intent. Some of the material has already been released, but with collaborators everywhere and a tie in to Hideo Kojima’s video game Parasite Eve, this is every inch the zeitgeist mining experience you’d expect from such an often restless gang of musicians.
Musically the quintet haven’t been this animated for a while, corrosive opener Dear Diary tearing this new mid-Pandemic unreality a new one, whilst Yungblud offers some conspiratorial swagger to Obey. In the end though it’s still arguably the old skool that steals the show, with the gothic sweetness of Evanescence’s Amy Lee on One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March To Your Death offering succour to troubled minds and ears alike.
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