Bring Me the Horizon, ‘There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret’ (Epitaph)
On their third album, these dizzying British metalcore chemists swing erratically in an effort to shake genre conventions, flirting with dystopic Max Headroom stutter, electro gloom, and tender indie-folk cuddles. But frontman Oliver Sykes is a consummate metalhead, channeling the sexy carnival barking of My Chemical Romance and sensitive shadow-lurking of Avenged Sevenfold. He’s also far more uninhibited (especially when he fakes shooting himself). Time will tell: Is this bizarre smash-up the future of metal or just Generation Y’s Pitchshifter?