England has produced many of metal’s best acts, whether it be the first real metal band in Black Sabbath, the genre-forwarding Judas Priest, or the shattering death metal of Carcass, but there have been few Brit metalcore bands to make any waves. Sheffield’s intense, dynamic Bring Me the Horizon aim to change that. Suicide Season states the case clearly. Intricately constructed and refreshingly unpredictable songs like the relentless “Chelsea Smile” and the stop-start riff-fest “Football Season Is Over” are never generic, and instead provide a roller coaster for the ears. In addition, the album-closing title track takes unexpected turns over eight thrill-filled minutes.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Forget