BRING ME THE HORIZON
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
UK Deathcore group Bring Me the Horizon summon up a maelstrom of death metal riffs and savage breakdowns on their 10-track disc COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. Tracks like "Tell Slater Not to Wash His Dick" and "Black & Blue" are ripe with lifted At the Gates guitarwork and screeching death metal screams, yet suffer from the same lack of originality as so many other bands currently riding the deathcore wave to the mall to pick up their skinny jeans and hoodies do. While these guys have a knack for properly emulating Swedish metal's twists and turns and can undeniably shred (and often do), all of their modern day primal rage and snarling angst seems a bit forced and uninspired, almost as if they're trying too hard to be the heaviest band in the world.