Bring Me The Horizon – “Mantra”

Before the truth will set you free

It’ll piss you off

As controversial as their last album “That’s the Spirit” was, Bring Me The Horizon are coming back and not giving a damn about what people will say. Which is exactly the attitude you would expect from them. Why? Because a lot of bands stay in a self-build cocoon of a comfort zone, not wanting to upset anybody, playing the same old song all over again. Change is good. Change is what drives you to do something unexpected and beautiful.

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Mantra is the first single promoting the upcoming BMTH album AMO, which is scheduled for release in January 2019. It does actually sound a lot like it’s a hidden track on their last album. For some, it’s nothing groundbreaking and really boring. For me, it is something I’ve been craving for. That’s the Spirit wasn’t one of my favorite albums, but I still am really curious, what’s next up BMTH’s sleeve.

Thirty Seconds To Mars – America

A very anticipated and equally as controversial new Thirty Seconds To Mars’ album is finally here. Even though Jared was promoting “America” in every way possible, I was ignoring all the videos and previews, with premeditation. For the first time I wanted to listen to the whole album, beginning to the end, not knowing more than two songs. And to be honest, I was nervous. Not because I wanted this record to be perfect, but because the guys made their fans (including me, obviously) wait for five years. And unfortunately, some not so flattering reviews and angry voices came from the die hard fans I’ve known for years. That made me nervous. But you know what they say, you won’t know, until you hear it. So I gave it a try.

I actually like it. Some tracks are not what I’ve expected them to be, some collaborations I totally didn’t expect. But all in all, it’s a pretty good record. You can jam to it, sing your heart out, dance, make love to (if you’re feeling like doing so).

I especially dig the song called “Remedy”, sang entirely by Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars’ drummer and Jared’s brother. All this time he was hiding a beautiful voice from the world.

You can buy the album here and see them perform new and all songs all around the world.