hmv.com reviews... Bring Me The Horizon @ London's Wembley Arena
Bring Me The Horizon played the biggest show of their career so far on Friday night (December 5th) and absolutely smashed it. Here's our full review...
Bring Me The Horizon, scruffy Sheffield noiseniks turned major success story.
Wembley Arena. The 12,500 capacity dome on the outskirts of London.
Was it full? And how were the crowd?
It was absolutely sold out and packed out with a rabid crowd. The circle pits got bigger and bigger as the set went on, it was absolute mayhem.
So what was the set like? What did they play?
It was incredible. From the moment the haunting chords of 'Shadow Moses' filled Wembley's cavernous halls until the last snatches of the colossal 'Can You Feel My Heart?', the band were on inspired form. The set largely focused on tracks from Sempiternal (which you can preview on the right of the page), with 'And The Snakes Start To Sing' and a crushing 'Antivisit' sounding especially massive, but other highlights included a blistering 'It Never Ends' and new single 'Drown', which was enormous.
Any good between song banter?
Given this was by far the biggest show of his band's career, frontman Oli Sykes made sure he thanked the assembled masses a fair few times. He also admitted that right before 'Pray For Plagues' that this was a song that the band "really don't want to play". They played it though, because they're givers.
Did they put on much of a show?
They pulled out each and every one of the stops. There was plenty of pyro, a flurry of confetti and lots of stunning visuals. It was an incredible set.
What was the highlight of the set?
The whole thing was one giant highlight, but the closing 'Can You Feel My Heart' was absolutely jaw-dropping.
Where can I catch them next?
That was it. They've wrapped up all their touring commitments in support of Sempiternal, they'll be back with a new album next year. It can't come soon enough.