REVIEW and GALLERY : Bring Me The Horizon + You Me At Six + Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes | Bris

Bring Me the Horizon have come a long way from their deathcore roots in Sheffield to headlining some of the worlds biggest stages. Their trajectory from those early days has been steep and has taken some unexpected turns, but here we are today, BMTH are bonafide rock stars. This is a band who have truly progressed and not compromised for anyone else but themselves and why should they, the quality of their songwriting should silence any critic. Arriving a little late to catch Trophy Eyes I quickly found my spot to watch Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes destroy the stage. The former Gallows frontman was nothing short of brilliant, his efforts to warm up the gathering crowd bore fruit within his first moments on stage. The band just ooze passion and barely restrained danger. Mark my words, These guys are on the cusp of taking things to the next level. Up next are You Me At Six, although they weren’t my thing personally, they still proved to bring a set that had plenty of hardcore fans down the front more than satisfied. As the lights went down the cheers went up and BMTH exploded into "Mantra" the first single of the latest album "Amo". followed quickly by "Avalanche" and the colossal "House of Wolves" which got the entire place jumping. There is no doubting that the new songs in tonight's set don't go down quite as well as songs from Sempiternal (which in my opinion constitute BMTH at the very top of their game) but in a live setting they take on much deeper dimensions than how they come across on record. Guitars are bigger, vocals are harsher and they all take on a much sharper edge. For close to 90 mins BMTH keep the crowd firmly in the palm of their hands, landing hit after hit from their last 3 albums. Noticeably absent were tracks of their first 3 releases which is a bit of a pity but when you have so much quality to choose from in your catalog it would have been a hard task to find songs to keep out of the set. Real highlights tonight came from an acoustic rendition of "Drown" a storming "Can you feel my Heart?" and the set-closing anthem "Throne" topped off by vocalist Oli Sykes taking a running leap into the crowd. Tonight’s show was testament that Bring Me The Horizon are on their way to a Metallica level of success and I can’t wait to see that when it happens. Great show lads!

For ticket to the remaining tour dates head to Friday, 12th AprilQudos Bank Arena, Sydney Saturday, 13th AprilRod Laver Arena, Melbourne Photos by Dan Maynard Photography

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