Bring Me The Horizon have been quite a polarizing band, and it’s easy to see why if you’ve followed their careers at all. The easiest target could lie on frontman Oli Sykes’ general unlikeability in the past and early scene-bro deathcore sound, but those arguments are washed up at this point; their transformation from ridiculous deathcore act to respectable and ambitious metalcore group (depending on who you’re talking to) is something to appreciate though. The band have matured with age, and it’s starting to really show in new and interesting ways.

Case in point, the band’s upcoming 2013 record Sempiternal is said to have a major post-rock influence. Via NME:

Bring Me The Horizon have said that post-rock bands like Explosions In The Sky and This Will Destroy You are set to be a big influence on their fourth studio album.

The band are soon set to begin work on the follow-up to ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret’ and are likely to be back in the studio by summer 2012, with guitarist Jona Weinhofen revealing that he and guitarist Lee Malia have been getting inspired by post-rock for their new material.

Weinhofen told Alternative Press: “Lee and I are listening to a lot of post-rock lately. It might sound strange, but we listen to this laid-back, epic music and think ‘If this was heavy – if we made metal out of this kind of music – it would be exactly what we want to sound like”.

I would imagine the record would sound something like fellow Britons Devil Sold His Soul, who have been combining post-rock and hardcore since their inception. Though, the newly unveiled album teaser (above) shows a striking emphasis on atmospherics and climactic songwriting. It’s hard to judge, because it’s likely just the album’s intro track, but it sounds absolutely promising for the rest of the record to come.

Sempiternal is due out in 2013, and we’ll let you know when the first full taste of the record is available.

– JR


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