[[caption-width-right:350: Look at all these {{Long Haired Pretty Boy}}s, especially [[FaceOfTheBand Oli Sykes.]]]]

-> ''This is Sempiternal!''
-> ''Will we ever see the end?''
-> ''This is Sempiternal! Over and over and '''OVER AGAIN'''!''
-->-- "Shadow Moses", from ''Sempiternal''

Bring Me The Horizon is a five-piece rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, formed in 2004. The band's name comes from an {{Improv}} line from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ("Now... bring me that horizon"). Despite the fact that, prior to the almost universally-acclaimed ''Sempiternal'' and ''That's the Spirit'', they got alot of hate from metalheads and others for their image and for the fact that alot of their fans are teenage girls (which is a rather sexist insult to say to a band anyways), Bring Me The Horizon is a band that has constantly worked to update and push the envelope for their sound and for [[ScreamoMusic screamo]] in general. As of right now they might be one of the most experimental PostHardcore style bands out right now. They've released four full-length albums, one EP and a remix compilation.

Bring Me The Horizon started out in 2004 as a {{deathcore}} band, with a reliance on breakdowns, false chord screaming, and riffs influenced by {{At the Gates}}. This sound is represented on their first EP; the {{grindcore}}-esque "This Is What The edge of Your Seat Was Made for". The only album they did in this phase of their career was "Count Your Blessings" which brought them their first taste of popularity once the music video for lead single "Pray For Plagues" went viral. It drew mostly mixed reviews with complaints resting on the reliance on breakdowns and the adherance to the deathcore formula.

But the band were smart enough to realize the limitations of the formula and the realization that deathcore was mostly a fad, so they made the bold decision to completely transform their sound on their sophomore release "Suicide Season". This album marked a switch to pure {{Metalcore}} and it featured more emotional mid range screaming from Oli, a better more confident band able to do more melodic but still intricate playing, and a better execution of breakdowns. While it still wasn't the best lyrically it more than made up for it with the amount of intensity and technicality they put behind each song. But most interesting of all was the edition of electronics of their sound, which unlike other metalcore bands with electronica elements they don't just toss synthesizers and beats on top of their riffs, instead they use it as atmospheric, ambient electro breaks to give their songs more time to breath. Their original fanbase naturally cried out due to the GenreShift, but really it was for the better with their popularity still intact since both "Diamonds Aren't Forever" and "Chelsea Smile" becoming big hits (with the latter now being considered their {{signature song}}

Now the band had found a successful formula that they could've stuck with for another hit album. But the band opted instead to innovate and change their sound again. Releasing "There is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret" in 2010 to rave reviews. In comparison to the past two efforts this record is much more mature, with better pacing and lyrics in place of the often juvenile ones of ''Count Your Blessings'' and ''Suicide Season''. They also took much more chances musically, with songs including ambient electronic sections, orchestral and symphonic elements, glitched out vocals, and even more intricate song writing. It also featured vocal contributions from synthpop singer {{Lights}} who's sweet vocals had [[SopranoAndGravel an interesting interplay with Oli's harsh and pained ones.]]

Needless to say no one saw this album coming and it blew just about everyone out of the water. Proving that they weren't just a passing fad and instead one of the most important metalcore bands out right now, the pressure was on for their fourth album. But instead of caving they released their top album "Sempiternal".

Taking every lesson they've learned in the past two albums and tightening it up, ''Sempiternal'' represented the epitome of what they were capable of, except now they had a permanent keyboardist to give their songs a better element of ambient music, better lyrics to give the songs increased emotional weight, and elements of PostRock to give their songs greater dynamics allowing the heavier aspects of their metalcore sound to hit the hardest.

All of this was [[JustForPun throne]] out the window in 2015, when they released ''That's the Spirit''. The album saw them completely abandoning metalcore and in its place, styles such as PopPunk, {{emo}}, electronic rock, pop rock, and NuMetal. This shift from metalcore to rock with some metal leanings gave them their biggest success worldwide, especially in the United States where it debuted at #2 on the albums chart (held off by Music/TheWeeknd's ''Beauty Behind the Madness''). The lead single "Throne" became their first song to top the US mainstream rock charts, and gave them their largest following to date.

Finally proven that they're not the same deathcore band that lit up MySpace in 06, but instead a nuanced and hard hitting band with a strong sense of song craft and dynamics.
+ Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/{{Carcass}}, Music/AtTheGates, Music/{{Pantera}}
Related Acts:
+ I Killed The Prom Queen
+ Music/{{Lights}}
+ Bleeding Through
+ Music/{{Skrillex}}
+ Jon Courtney
+ Immanu El

* Oliver Sykes - lead vocals
* Lee Malia - lead guitar
* Matt Kean - bass guitar
* Matt Nicholls - drums, percussion
* Jordan Fish - keyboards, programing, vocals (2013-present)

'''Past members:'''
* Curtis Ward - guitar, (2004-2009)
* Jona Weinhofen - rhythm guitar, keyboards, programming, vocals (2009-2013)

* 2004 - ''This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For''
* 2006 - ''Count Your Blessings''
* 2008 - ''Suicide Season''
* 2009 - ''Suicide Season: Cut Up!''
* 2010 - ''There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret.''
* 2013 - ''Sempiternal''
* 2015 - ''That's the Spirit''

!!Tropes associated with Bring Me The Horizon:

* AlbumTitleDrop: [[OncePerEpisode Once Per Album]].
* AntiLoveSong: "Traitors Never Play Hangman" and "Tell Slater Not To Wash His Dick".
* ArchEnemy: Bullet For My Valentine, according to the magazine ''Rock Sound''. Not that that keeps the two bands from touring together [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in Japan]].
** Or in the UK
* AscendedFanboy: The band's original lineup were big fans of their local heavy music scene long before they decided to take a stab at playing heavy music themselves.
* AtomicFBomb: "[[IntercourseWithYou Fuck]]" begins with, well, a loud shout of "let's ''FUCK''!!!"
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Diamonds Aren't Forever" and "Anthem".
* BiblicalMotifs: The Ten Plagues Of Egypt on "Pray For Plagues".
* BlindingBangs: Oli.
* BreakupSong: Lots of 'em.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Oli Sykes once disowned ''This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For'', although he later claimed that he was too drunk to think straight at the time.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: The beginning of "Pray For Plagues". Also, "Chelsea Smile".
* ChewingTheScenery: Oli Sykes did this a lot on ''Count Your Blessings''; he'd hold screams for so long that his growl would eventually diminish and revert back to his normal voice, resulting in astounding amounts of {{Narm}}.
* ClusterFBomb: "(I Used To Make Out With) Medusa" has the line "why don't you just ''fuck'' yourself, you ''fucking'' whore?"
** "Fuck"... [[CaptainObvious naturally...]]
* ContinuityNod: "Diamonds Aren't Forever" references older song "Rawwwrrr" and "Chelsea Smile" references "Pray For Plagues".
** "Crucify Me" also references "The Sadness Will Never End":
-->TSWNE: So don't give up on me/It's not too late for us/And I'll save you from yourself/And I'll save you from yourself....Is there hope for us?/Can we make it out alive?
-->CM: If we make it through the night, if I make it out alive/Lord have mercy and pray for the dead/And you say that you can save me...
* CoversAlwaysLie: The covers of ''The Edge Of Your Seat'' and ''Count Your Blessings'' are intentional examples.
* CoverVersion: The band has covered "Eyeless" by Slipknot.
* DeadMansHand: "Alligator Blood" contains a reference to it.
* {{Deathcore}}: Up until ''Suicide Season''.
* DespairEventHorizon: "Suicide Season" and "Blessed With A Curse" cross it.
** Pretty much every song on "Sempiternal" crosses it.
* TheDogBitesBack: The premise of "Throne".
-->So you can throw me to the wolves \\
Tomorrow I will come back \\
Leader of the whole pack
* DrugsAreBad: Oliver revealed at the Alternative Press Music Awards of 2014 that he had faced an addiction to ketamine. This later became the main thematic in some songs in ''That's The Spirit'', especially "Avalanche", although the band subtly talked about it earlier on in songs such as "It Never Ends".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The band's gradual {{Genre Shift}} from abrasive {{Deathcore}} to polished {{Metalcore}} and finally AlternativeRock (increasingly taking on [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly an eclectic range of secondary influences]] during the latter two stages) has become so drastic that listening to the band's raw, decidedly sloppy debut Deathcore EP in light of [[SurprisinglyGentleSong their recent output]] essentially invokes this.
* EmoTeen: The band's lyrics (and hair) invoke this.
* EpicRocking: "Suicide Season".
* GenreShift: From {{Deathcore}} to {{Metalcore}}, then from metalcore to AlternativeRock.
* {{Gorn}}: The artwork for ''Suicide Season''.
** The video for "Follow You" takes this UpToEleven.
* HatePlague: The aforementioned video for "Follow You", where almost everyone the boy comes across is gleefully trying to kill each other.
* {{Improv}}: "Off The Heezay" begins with the vocalist [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming]] "AWESOME FOURSOME!!!"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Fuck", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of course]].
* LargeHam: Oli, all the time.
* LighterAndSofter: ''That's the Spirit'' is notably much lighter in sound than their previous material, due to them abandoning metalcore and incorporating indie elements. Even the heaviest songs ("Happy Song" and "True Friends") aren't as heavy as their normal music from before.
* LongTitle: "No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You On The Back Of Toilet Doors" is a good example.
** The EP "This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For" also qualifies.
* LoudnessWar: ''Suicide Season'' and ''There Is A Hell...''. Just listen to the drum intro of "Anthem".
* LyricalDissonance: Whenever the band does "romantic" subject matter, like on "Tell Slater Not To Wash His Dick" and "Off The Heezay".
* {{Metalcore}}: Was one of the leading players until they completely abandoned it with ''That's the Spirit''.
* MetalScream: Mostly an hybrid between types 1 (metalcore shout) and 3 (black metal-like screech), although their deathcore stuff also uses type 2 (death growls).
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly a hard 8, very often reaching a 9. Their deathcore stuff is often a soft 10. The material from ''That's the Spirit'' ranges from a 3 ("Follow You", "Oh No") to a 7 ("Happy Song", "True Friends"), while songs like "Run" is a 5.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Suicide Season'' and ''Sempiternal''.
** UpToEleven with ''That's the Spirit'', which completely abandons the {{Metalcore}} elements and goes full blown indie/alternative/ and even some PostRock and ''NuMetal''.
* NonAppearingTitle: Half of their song titles, at least.
* NotChristianRock: The Christian references are just FauxSymbolism.
** Additionally, they are a British band; unlike their American counterparts, young Brits are overwhelmingly secular.
* OhCrap: In the "Alligator Blood" video, when Oli [[spoiler: [[YouAreAlreadyDead gets the "Death" card]].]]
* OurProductSucks: The late 2015 internet advertising for one of their tours specified that it was not an announcement, but "a warning".
** The avdertising for their 2016 Australian tour [[https://www.facebook.com/bmthofficial/photos/a.152403978657.117120.51545473657/10153939725223658/?type=3&theater wasn't any better]].
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Oli switches to this style on ''That's the Spirit''.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Tell Slater Not To Wash His Dick", "For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only", "Chelsea Smile" and "Sleep With One Eye Open".
* RatedGForGangsta: They've lightened up their originally vulgar and hedonistic public image since their GenreShift to {{Metalcore}}.
* RefugeInAudacity: They were pretty much fueled by this in their early years.
* ReligionRantSong: ''The House of Wolves'' and ''Crooked Young'' are both Type 2's, "Blasphemy" is more of a Type 3.
* [[ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic Scary Musician, Harmless Music]]: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]].
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: "Football Season Is Over" and "A Lot Like Vegas".
* ShoutOut:
** The band's name is a Shout Out to the last line in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''.
** The song title "Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead? Nobody." is a Shout Out to Creator/{{JD Salinger}}'s novel ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.
** The song title "Tell Slater Not To Wash His Dick" is a Shout Out to sickanimation.com's ''The Secret League Of Legionaires Pt. 2''.
** A song from their album ''Count Your Blessings'' is called "For Music/StevieWonder's Eyes Only".
** The song "It Was Written In Blood" contains almost direct quotes from the suicide note left by the famous Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, who wrote the note in his own blood.
** The song "Football Season Is Over" might be named after the suicide note left by the famous Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
** The song title "The Sadness Will Never End" paraphrases Creator/VincentVanGogh's last words, "The sadness will last forever."
** The lyrics to "Suicide Season" are heavily influenced by the funeral poem ''If Tears Could Build A Sentence''.
** ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' and Chewbacca from ''Franchise/StarWars'' appear in the video for "The Comedown".
** The video for "The Sadness Will Never End" is based on the movie ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn''.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: While their music tends to be quite serious, their music videos do have a certain amount of silliness.
* {{Soprano and Gravel}}: Oli and Lights when they sing together on "Don't Go" and "Crucify Me"
** Despite mostly switching to clean vocals for ''That's the Spirit'', Oli still lets a scream slip on a few songs.
* SpokenWordInMusic
* SubduedSection: The ambient sections on "Chelsea Smile" and "Suicide Season". ''There Is A Hell...'' has these on almost every song.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Fifteen Fathoms, Counting", if instrumentals count. Also "Deathbeds".
* StudioChatter: At the end of "Rawwwrrr" and "Football Season Is Over".
* TakeThat: "No Need For Introductions..." is a Take That at a girl who claimed to have been assaulted and pissed on by the band, getting the band into legal trouble and putting a black mark on their reputation.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "True Friends", which also doubles as a BreakupSong. The pre-chorus verse is particularly scathing.
-->You got a lot of nerve, but not a lot of spine\\
You made your bed when you worried about mine\\
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ENDS!!]]'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NOW!!!]]'''''
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only".
* ThisIsASong: "Anthem".
* TitleDrop: They drop the band's name in "RE: They Have No Reflections".
--> Do not change the subject
--> Let's go change the subject
--> '''Bring me the horizon'''
--> '''Bring me the horizon'''
--> Now
* TropeCodifier: for {{Emo}}-looking guys playing {{Deathcore}}. Before Bring Me The Horizon, the asymmetric-fringed crowd were only ever seen in emo bands, and skinny, well-groomed teens playing brutal metalcore was quite a shock to the system back in 2005-2006, when their EP started making the rounds, especially since this was before metalcore was paid attention to outside of metal crowds in their native Britain.
** More recently, they have become this for bands playing {{Metalcore}} with ambient electronica and symphonic influences, [[OlderThanTheyThink though they weren't the first to do this]], although they were the ones who really perfected it.