Bring Me The Horizon @ Doncaster Dome
Thursday evening saw our glorious steel city boys Bring Me The Horizon back in Yorkshire playing at the one and only Doncaster Dome. Big enough to not get an elbow in the ribs every 30 seconds but small enough for it to feel intimate (and to be able to stare longingly into Oli Sykes’s eyes… *dribbles* he’s so dreamy). This tour has been highly anticipated with us fans waiting eagerly to see BMTH perform new tracks from the latest album That’s The Spirit, released just a few months ago. Not to mention support from post-hardcore rock band Pvris who we were lucky enough to catch at Slamdunk festival earlier this year, and Neck Deep with their catchy pop-punk jams.
The new BMTH album has seen the band’s style shift from heavier metal-core to more radio-friendly, sing-along tracks, and I wasn’t sure what to expect from the show. Don’t get me wrong, I love the new album, but there’s nothing better than thrashing around and putting our middle fingers up cos we don’t give a f*ck to some of the heavier tunes. But they certainly didn’t disappoint with a great mix of songs from multiple albums. They played loads of heavier tracks from Sempiternal – ‘Shadow Moses’ and ‘House of Wolves’ where a cheeky mosh or two did occur, as well as fan favourites ‘Go to Hell, For Heaven’s Sake’ and ‘Can You Feel My Heart’. Also, I swear I nearly weed with excitement when they came out with golden oldie – ‘Chelsea Smile’. Tracks from the new album like ‘Throne’ and ‘True Friends’ had everyone singing along and they finished off with an encore of my favourite BMTH song ‘Blessed with a Curse’ and recent number one ‘Drown’ (not to forget enough to confetti to shake a drum-stick at) which made it feel genuinely monumental. It was AMAZING.