Bring Me The Horizon Stream Album 'Sempiternal'

Singer Oli Sykes says their new album includes "the best stuff I've ever written." See if you agree with their new album stream here.

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Bring Me The Horizon are streaming their fourth album "Sempiternal" in its entirely, which you can hear in the player below.

The global release date has been moved to April 1 except the US, where it will arrive on April 2, due to "overwhelming demand."

"There's a very euphoric sound coursing through the album, a very uplifting but yet sad sound," said frontman Oli Sykes (via Blabbermouth). "Electronically, it's far more advanced than anything we've done before."

Sykes adds that writing "Sempiternal" was completely different to their normal process. "We worked from a computer, laying down ideas and riffs and working on them tirelessly until we had what we wanted," he said.

Sykes adds: "The lyrical theme is everything. My head was a lot clearer when writing this time and it allowed me to write from a different perspective. It's the best stuff I've ever written, in my opinion. It's very dramatic, quite blunt, and at times sarcastic, but the biggest part of it is how it is combined with the music to bring the listener vivid imagery and emotion. I think we really managed to pull that off."

Listen to "Sempiternal" by Bring Me The Horizon:

The YouTube stream isn't available in every country, so here's a Soundcloud track as an alternative:

What do you think? Let us know your first impressions in the comments.

"Sempiternal" track listing:

01. Can You Feel My Heart 02. The House Of Wolves 03. Empire (Let Them Sing) 04. Sleepwalking 05. Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake 06. Shadow Moses 07. And The Snakes Start To Sing 08. Seen It All Before 09. Antivist 10. Crooked Young 11. Hospitals For Souls

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    ProgFripp74
    I have to say I don't hate the band for the sake of it as most people do, I hate the vocals on their old music but their new track shadow moses isn't too bad. At least it's an improvement. But seriously, I can't stream an album from a UK band in the UK? What?
    EyesWideOpen
    I've always detested this band. The vocalist in particular. I actually listened to the "Antivist" song with an open mind though and I have to say... it was atrocious.
    Mr Winters
    Have you seen them live? I have. It is a painful experience.
    vppark2
    Does he piss on people?
    Mr Winters
    No, but he spits. Luckily for us we retired to the back of the venue when BMTH came out and all the spit went to the 16 year old fat emo kids. Machine Head played after them so it was worth the suffering and the ear-rape.
    vppark2
    Wow, I was gonna say, why did you go? Machine Head and BMTH sounds like a weird combo for a concert. I might have to deal with them if I go to Warped Tour, but Im still waiting for bigger bands to get announced. Im only mainly excited for August Burns Red.
    Mr Winters
    It was Darkest Hour, DevilDriver, BMTH and Machine Head. Could have been a perfect show, but BMTH had to be there.
    simon19096
    BMTH were main support when MH toured the UK. They received a lot of hate on that tour
    U_Mad_Bro
    I agree, Antivist is an incredibly bad song, I can get a similar tone on guitar pro 6, and the lyrics are an excuse to swear a lot, and nothing else
    Skodward714
    This is my first time listening to them. I just tried the first song out of curiosity, it wasn't horrible until the vocals started. Now I know why I've been avoiding listening to them.
    Prometh3us
    I thought musically it was rather good. Lyrics and vocals are childish and angsty. I dont expect more from an a**hole like Oli Sykes though.
    trevors685
    This album is 1000x better than their older shit. Of course, I'm going to get downvotes, but whatever. I'm glad they ditched their horrible Count Your Blessings sound, and are now focusing on emotion rather than breakdowns and screaming without any real melody. edit: and change the ****ing thumbnail. That was like 4 years, two members, and three albums ago.
    ThatZachGuy
    I wholeheartedly agree that this is the best stuff they've written. Doesn't mean much when everything they've done is unlistenable, though.
    masterchief44
    When I first heard Bring Me The Horizon a few years ago, I detested them as well. But I sat down and listened, and I found they did have a decent song here and there. At that point, it was like one on each album.... But although I didn't care for the album, I liked the style of their last album. The few tracks I've heard from this have me very excited - I didn't like "Shadow Moses", but "Can You Feel My Heart" and "The House of Wolves" really struck me. I actually substantially like these songs, and am looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. I do have to say that I don't understand how they've garnered all this hate on here....hmm.
    ProphetToJables
    Why are bands still moving to a worldwide release date without silly Japanese only releases? It enver made any sense to me.
    dragozan
    Sykes sounds a lot less "whiny" in this one, id say. Still, it's definitely not gonna convert me, anytime soon XD Nice try guys.
    henrihell
    Yeah sure. No one from Finland would've wanted to hear this anyways. We are just like the only country where metal actually is popular and most people know other metal bands than metallica.
    bluco
    I will probably never come to understand how in hell there ever could possibly be anyone who likes this band... lol
    Braykah
    The troublesome thing about metalcore is that it can either be really good, or really awfully bad, depending on the band. This band belongs to the latter group.
    jesusofpaign
    Not that I agree, but I won't say that you're wrong. Shadow Moses is a pretty good song though.
    BassFishin
    I've honestly never liked this type of production work on music, aside from the fact that I can't stand the music. It just sounds over-layered with way too many plugins and guitar tracks. There is no band that naturally sounds like this. I'm also pretty sure those drums are sampled. Even if that wasn't the case, there are probably a hell of a lot of more original bands out there that could use a boost like this.
    qrEE
    "In other news, the stream still sits at a whopping zero listens".
    the_small_guy
    Gonna be down rated for this, but i love this album, it's such a great progression from 'there is a hell...' which was also a great album. Just because they're not the most technical musicians in the world, I still dont think they deserve all the hate. But I guess thats just my subjective opinion.
    huevos
    I disagree. I think that this album is "There is a Hell..." part 2. I'm okay with that, given that it was a solid record. The massive swing up in quality from Suicide Season (and their previous stuff) to the last album was massive. Maybe I had my expectations set too high when I thought they could replicate that rise again.
    Team_Snorlax
    I really really enjoy the full album. It's really good. Hate on me for being a fan of them.
    iommi600
    I'll buy the CD, just to see if it reads "Terry Bull - vocals" and "Abyss Mall - drums" in the backcover.
    jclepev
    my first thought is why Bowie is not in the big picture/news anyway, dont care for this band
    CalumCanavan
    This isn't any better than their old stuff. Oli Sykes is a bad vocalist and their guitarist is still awful. It's a shame these guys are more successful than a lot hard-working metal bands.
    blooddrunk
    Atrocious band. absolutely awful. cant perform live either as ive had the displeasure of finding out.
    Majin Gaara
    lol really? I've always thought they were ****ing terrible but all the Bmth fans brag about how boss they are live. HA
    rabidgoon
    and lo and behold i listened and it's pure shit. i heard the line 'you don't give a ****...' and i figured at least they know where i stand on their crap music and i turned it off.
    shiffy
    Considering the only metal/hardcore bands I like are Dance Gavin Dance, Deftones, and these guys, this album blew me away and I enjoy it so much, worth the money, really was. I reckon they should do a cover of Rats!Rats!Rats! by the D-tones. Last two albums took a while to grow on me, but for me this is an instant classic *commence getting attacked and downvoted by metalheads who are so butthurt that bmth are actually making more money than they are*
    MikeFeen
    This sites users are really lame lately. Anything that isn't from "past their prime" bands 40 years old or full of shredding just gets shit on. I think a good chunk are just a bunch of pompous, high horse, try-hards that think their favourite band or style of music is the best when all music is totally subjective to opinion. I personally think this album is so powerful sounding and epic. Maybe not the most technically proficient, but it has a lot of energy and emotion which i love in my music.
    huevos
    And you are surprised by this, why? I always maintain that all music is inherently flawed. It affords me patience with things I may not like, which used to be BMTH. "There Is A Hell..." was a helluva shocker and a taste of what this band could do. I'm a little disappointed they didn't push the supposed post-rock elements involved with this album. It's basically a revamp of their last album. That is my gripe with it. Don't expect there to be any sort of reason or logic from this site's majority. It's a fools errand.
    BradIon1995
    Ummm... no. These guys are absolutely horrible. Parkway Drive, on the other hand, are pretty good. The age of music doesn't matter, the technicality of music doesn't matter. The one thing that matters, my friend, is whether the music is good, or, as the case is with this band, the music is utter shit. Of course, this is just my opinion, the point is that there is some huge talent in modern music.
    MikeFeen
    That was probably the most scatter-brained least sense making comment I've ever read. You clearly had no idea what i was talking about. And don't understand the meaning of subjective to opinion.
    renrevklap
    When I first heard Count Your Blessings, I thought that this is not really my kind of a band. But times went on, they released 2 more albums and I stumbled upon them once again. Absolutely loved Suicide Season and There Is a Hell... . I am already in love with Sempitenal. Jordan Fish joining BMTH is the best thing that could happen to these guys. Too many haters round here, Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake!
    chrizevans
    I'll be honest, I love this album and this is from someone who is a fan of Slayer, Pantera, Metallica, Death etc.
    unikorngod
    This album is awesome, it's a great evolution from There is a Hell and I'm really digging the new sound.
    Cavalcade
    Listening to this right after their first album is pretty jarring, that's for sure.
    unikorngod
    I agree, I felt the same way when Suicide Season came out, but by this time I'm used to how much they progress album to album
    LiamPodmore
    Not a fan of these at all (Infact i've hated Oli Sykes since i first heard about him) but even i've got to admit, what i've heard from this album is pretty good actually.
    rabidgoon
    I just have to look at the picture of these douchebags to know I won't like their music.
    trevors685
    Don't judge them on that. It was right at the beginning on their career when they were generic deathcore.
    freighttrain
    I've never listened to these before so I just listened to Antivist. I have to say musically they are alright but nothing really special, while the vocals are terrible and the lyrics (although I can kind of agree with the message) are just atrocious, childish and ultimately lack any true meaning. All in all a mediocre song from what I imagine is an all round mediocre band, but I will listen to a few more songs before I write them off.
    Macabre_Turtle
    I just listened to the whole album, and I can confirm that Antivist is actually the worst song on the album. Not that I like any of the other songs. That said, I liked these guys up until their last album, and I'm not liking this one. I don't think it's bad though. I think I just grew out of them.
    FabulousIan
    It is maybe a different style looking at the first album, but it is still an awesome album. I don't get it, why most people don't like it or try to flame Sykes for his vocals, calling him a pussy or whatever. I can just say, that I would love to see them live, because they will kick asses! Just because the vocals don't sound like your average metal band doesn't mean, that they are bad. They are for sure different and you may have to get used to it, but it is still the best thing for me, when it comes to the characteristic things in the band, because those vocals and especially the clean vocals you can hear on the record, are just simply amazing. Hope not to offend someone by saying, that I really like this album looking at that many people, who kind of HATE it and the band itself.
    Mustaeki
    God this is awful... had to turn it off after a minute. Generic emo scene metalcore crap. Metalcore is good. But this is horrid.
    simon19096
    http://www.sempiternal.inf o/ for those who cannot access the youtube stream. I love this album!
    6con6man6
    missed an o you can find it on: www.sempiternal.info
    simon19096
    Don't know why it cut out the o :S its right there after the link! ahh well, cheers anyway
    6con6man6
    Oh yeah, how weird haha... glad there are at least a few people who actually like bmth here. I know its not for everyone but still... Waaaaay more hate than they deserve!
    metalforlife18
    Incredible album. Been a huge fan since the Count Your Blessings album and they have improved on every album since. Each album sounds so different, but this is a HUGE turn in their sound. Oli's voice sounds the best it's ever been. They've absolutely outgrown that "scene band" tag. Personal preference, obviously, but I truly believe this album is the most impressive thing they've ever done.
    red_hot_chili18
    Loved "Shadow Moses" - hated everything else they've done though, maybe this is the START of something special..... MAYBE haha