Since the news of Bring Me The Horizon‘s sixth album ‘Amo’ broke a couple of weeks ago following the release of their brand new single, ‘Mantra’, fans have been speculating its direction.
Though many fans are eager to hear the direction that the band will be taking, especially the slight curveballs that they presented in 2016’s ‘That’s The Spirit’, many others have been hoping for the band to return to a heavier and more metal driven sound.
Now, in a recent interview with Metal Hammer, vocalist Oli Sykes has offered a bit more of an insight into what we can expect, stating that though in “some aspects it’s a heavier record”, he wants to categorically assure everyone that “if anyone’s thinking we’re going to bring out a much heavier album, it’s not.”
You can read an excerpt from the interview below.
“Our last record (‘That’s The Spirit’) we set out to make a record we could see ourselves playing in bigger venues – I like to call it a big-budget rock album – and every song could have been a single. I always looked up to Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’ where every song could be a single. I know some people don’t think that’s so cool, but I used to think that was amazing.
With [‘Amo’] it’s a bit different. We’ll write some songs that can be on the radio – we love to write those songs, it’s a challenge for us – but at the same time we’re gonna write some songs that throw everything out the window that you know about us. You couldn’t even edit it into a single if you wanted to. We’re gonna do whatever the fuck we want. In some aspects it’s a heavier record, which sounds so cliché, but it is.
Don’t get me wrong, if anyone’s thinking we’re going to bring out a much heavier album, it’s not. There are some songs that are poppier than anything we’ve ever done before, but there are some songs that are weirder. Some that don’t even sound like rock songs, they’re still heavy and dark, but they tap into a different psyche and place. It sounds nothing like anything we’ve ever done before.”
You can read the full article and interview with Oli Sykes now over on Metal Hammer (here).
The band’s sixth studio album, ‘Amo’, is set for release on January 11th 2019 through Sony Music.