Bring Me The Horizon
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London
Sheffield ragers celebrate a year on top of the world
Whatever you thought of the poppier, super-synthed leanings of That’s The Spirit, Bring Me The Horizon have undoubtedly earned their seat at heavy music’s Big Table, and tonight is a celebration of a year that’s seen them cement their spot at the top of the UK food chain.
So, in light of that, perhaps we should cover tonight’s one minor gripe upfront: if Oli Sykes isn’t still miming on some of those new songs, he’s most definitely at least letting the backing track do a lot of the work for him.
In the grand scheme of things and given the spectacle of the show itself, it’s a small grumble that doesn’t appear to bother 99.9% of a delirious Ally Pally crowd, but it does make you wonder how he and the band will cope with what will likely be an increased reliance on clean vocals moving forward. We guess we’ll have to wait and see.