Bring Me The Horizon made Sheffield Arena bounce last Thursday. Bringing everything they had, the Yorkshire legends quite literally made waves in the arena and I’m pretty sure everyone went home dripping with sweat and sore muscles that not even an hour at the gym could compete with.
Opening the gig were the fantastic Nova Twins. They brought an immense amount of energy to the stage that immediately made them a likeable and entertaining duo. Both Amy Love and Georgia South are incredibly talented individuals. Love had complete control over her powerful voice, switching between heavy growls and screams to her head voice with ease. South can move up and down the bass like you wouldn’t believe – she has clearly mastered her instrument and took it to the next level with the amount of pedals she controls to perfect the band’s sound. You wouldn’t believe all of their sound comes from just drums, guitar and bass.
You Me At Six were the second support band before BMTH. Combining a set of their older hits and new tracks, they got the balance between long-time fans and new listeners. They even teased a Sinners Never Sleep 10 year anniversary tour – something the long-time fans would be ecstatic to hear.
The guys were as slick as usual and put on a real show. I think everyone was hoping Ollie Sykes would make a special appearance for ‘Bite My Tongue’ but unfortunately we were forced to wait a little longer to see the BMTH frontman. They finished their set on a high with a hit from their 2021 album release titled SUCKAPUNCH – ‘Beautiful Way’ was the perfect track to close with and left the crowd warmed up and ready.
When Bring Me The Horizon walked on stage I think the whole of Sheffield knew about it. With everyone screaming from the high heavens, my ears were ringing before the band even struck a chord. As expected, the band delivered an excellent gig both instrumentally and in their performance style. Bring Me The Horizon don’t just play a gig, they put on a show.
Similar to YMAS, BMTH combined their classic heavier songs such as ‘The House Of Wolves’ and ‘Shadow Moses’ with their latest releases like ‘DiE4u’, ‘Parasite Eve’ and ‘Teardrops.’ There wasn’t a single song that didn’t get a massive reaction from the crowd.
Frontman Ollie also opened up to the audience, admitting it was one of the first gigs he has played completely sober. It was really emotional listening to the band’s love for performing and sharing the experience with their fans.
The pit was a nightmare. Ollie made numerous requests for the crowd to create a circle pit, crowd surfing and for the crowd to jump up and down… and who were we to object. It was a mess.
I think everyone was hoping Yungblud would make a special appearance for ‘Obey’, especially since it was a home gig for both the headlining band and the Doncaster singer. Unfortunately, Yungblud didn’t take to the stage but he did feature in the animation behind the band so his part remained in the track for everyone to sing along to.
Special shout out to the animation artists for Nova Twins and BMTH – every track had its own individual artwork that served as amazing backgrounds for both bands. They really helped to tie the show together and helped to take the concert to the next level.
The concert as a whole was an experience unlike any other. Bring Me The Horizon took their music to a new level by playing with such raw and rich emotion and turned their tracks into an emotional performance.
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