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From Autumn To Ashes, Bring Me The Horizon - Continuing Hardcore
This evening was actually supposed to be a show of Hundred Reasons and From Autumn To Ashes, but the former cancelled and was replaced by Bring Me The Horizon. I already saw them the day before in Tilburg, so here we go again!
 
Naturally the set of Bring Me The Horizon was basically the same as the day before. Just as in Tilburg they played a new song of which the intro consisted of electronic beats, which raises some eyebrows. It’s not something I’ve ever heard in the deathcore scene and it didn’t really add something to the song. Fortunately there were a lot less young emokids which faint and get hurt by the smallest dose of violence, so today the songs didn’t have to be interrupted. Oli’s mean and sharp screaming vocals gave me the shivers once again, but for the rest their music just hasn’t got enough depth and isn’t as well performed as for instance Suicide Silence; another deathcore band which I saw a couple of days later. Well, at least Bring Me The Horizon showed Utrecht that they can play a decent set of deathcore, contrary to their first two shows in this city.
 
Just a couple of days before this show drummer Jeff Gretz had an unfortunate accident at which he broke two bones in his foot. He went back to New York and singer Francis Mark replaced him on drums, while still doing all the vocals. In the past he drummed and did the clean vocals, so doing the screaming vocals too wasn’t much of a problem for him. Although I disgust most emo/melodic hardcore bands like From Autumn To Ashes they managed to entertain me relatively well. It’s just very clear that these guys are one of the more experienced bands in the scene. Their music and song writing is way higher than the average band and the performance is just really tight and full of energy, although it is pity not to have a real frontman. As of now they’re playing with fill-in drummer Joe Zizzo of The Sleeping so they have their frontman back again, so go check it out!