BMTH’s Oli Sykes Asks If Metal Sound Teaser Is “Too Crazy”
Bring Me the Horizon and the band’s lead vocalist Oli Sykes have been very active on TikTok lately. On Sunday (June 21), that activity peaked when Sykes shared a quick match of a heavy new song that features a very metal section with snarling lead vocals.
Could the group be preparing a return to the deathcore style that first put them on the map in the 2000s? Or is the song the product of something else, perhaps an upcoming collaboration with Sykes? Regardless, the singer asked users of the video-sharing social network if the howling snippet was too crazy.
Watch the video towards the bottom of this article.
“Yo, is that like, too crazy?” Sykes implores before playing the short clip of the song. The opening strains of the snippet come in like a seemingly conventional pop-rock number, with an electric guitar drenched in fuzzy distortion and a clean, pop-sung part.
From there, however, the song takes a drastic turn, making a quick change into a quick measure that feels like the kind of metal that influenced the early style of Bring Me the Horizon. Driven by blast beat drums and menacing vocal growls, just seconds of the number are all listeners can hear.
Either way, it looks like the teaser may not have come from an upcoming BMTH track, but from a team between Sykes and rapper Poorstacy, who fans believe also shared the clip to her Instagram story this week.
Last years Post Human: Survival Horror EP found Bring Me the Horizon mixing heavy into their more accessible current sound. Will the next opus be even heavier? There are still three EP to do in the series that the group had initially planned to finish within a year. However, those plans have since softened, and Sykes said in April that he wanted every next Post Human EP to explore genres that are completely different from each other.
In the meantime, Sykes has been busy. Last week, he was the guest of singer Olivia O’Brien’s “No More Friends”. Before that, Bring Me the Horizon’s TikTok cache got an extra boost when they remixed their 2013 single “Can You Feel My Heart” (a song that had already gained a lot of popularity on TikTok) with Jeris Jonson. , a starting influencer on the platform.
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