Today marks a monumental day for all those awaiting the next adventure with post modern rock band Bring Me The Horizon. Welcome to NeX GEn… the wait is finally over. 

We have had two and a half years of anticipation with an introduction to the album through the single ‘Die4U’ released on September 16th 2021. The album continues the lore of Eve – an AI generated mutant who is looking to improve humanity. So with that being said; Do you wanna start a cult with me?

With a delay of over a year, due to the departure of keyboardist Jordan Fish, was this album worth waiting for? For me personally it is a massive astounding yes all round. 

Produced alongside their debut headline slot at  Download Festival, completing an arena tour and attaining a Brit Award for Best Alternative/Rock Act, Bring Me The Horizon have again shown that they can match the expectations of their fans and smash through any prior boundaries set around their genre. 

The album contains special appearances from Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw on ‘DArkSide’ and Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespe of Underoath on ‘a bulleT w/ my namE On’. Through these collaborations the album comes across with sounds not too dissimilar to The Smashing 

Pumpkins, Deftones (‘liMOsIne’) and My Chemical Romance (‘LosT’). 

Lyrically we see lead singer Oli Sykes discuss his experience with addiction ‘No one’s gonna come and rescue me’ and the suggestion of moving forward in the metal genre ‘call to arms’. He goes in deep and soul searches from beginning to end taking listeners on the journey with him.

The band have been bold to experiment and went on to use electronic glitching and distortion, creating the ‘nex gen’ of metal proving yet again they can match the demands of their audience. Despite the futuristic sounds the title names call back to the early 2000’s style of emo and rock culture giving older fans that feeling of nostalgia. 

Overall, from my point of view, this album was entirely worth the wait and I am excited to see where this will lead us next in the world of rock from not only Bring Me The Horizon but other artists as well. The catchy lyrics, the lore behind the album and the new style sounds will have any fan new or old wanting to join the Church of Genxsis and ascend. 

POST HUMAN: NeX GEn is the second instalment in the POST HUMAN series


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