Album review: Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal

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A POLARISING name in the metalcore world, this Sheffield quintet were initially dismissed as scenester poster boys, though recent releases have in fact seen them edge towards respectability.

To their credit, that improvement has only continued with this fourth full-length, a record which builds on the successful experimentation of its predecessor and refines it into their strongest statement yet.

Striking a thrilling balance between chest-beating aggression and polished anthemism, the group truly excel on the likes of Antivist and Shadow Moses - the latter a particularly impressive burst of masculine power.

Admittedly it’s far from groundbreaking, but Sempiternal is a record which could nevertheless work wonders in converting Bring Me The Horizon’s sizeable horde of detractors. 7/10. AW