“We’ve missed you, Houston” – says the lead singer Oliver Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon. The band made their momentous return to Houston since 2019.
Houston’s very own 713 Music Hall at the POST had such amazing energy as everyone was anticipating the big show. Bring Me The Horizon hails from the streets of Sheffield (UK), and have been big in the music scene since their formation in 2004. Their sounds have easily transgressed from deathcore to more electronic / nu-metal – emphasizing their musical range over the years. Six albums and a few collaborations in, their 2022 U.S tour promotes their latest commercial release called Post Human: Survival Horror, which was released in October of 2020.
Starting off the night was Caroline Miner, who goes by the moniker Siiickbrain. She started releasing music in the midst of the pandemic, and has been making it in the game ever since. Following her set was Grandson, who is currently signed on Fueled By Ramen‘s label with names like Paramore and Twenty One Pilots. While the start of his set was interrupted by a few rude fans pushing, he immediately asked security to kick them out and continued to play his hit songs like “Riptide” and “Blood // Water.”
Knocked Loose took the stage right after, and as always, they killed it. The Kentucky-based band released their latest EP called A Tear In The Fabric Of Life in 2021, accompanied by an animated short film. Knocked Loose is known for their hardcore punk sound, and constantly encouraged fans to mosh and push everyone around them. Fans were having the times of their life crowdsurfing and moshing everywhere, and 713 Music Hall’s staff was on top of their shit when it came to crowd safety.
Promptly at 9:20pm, a huge advisory warning came on the screen with an A.I bot reading a message from Bring Me The Horizon – “have fun, take care of each other and be who you want to be.” The band came out on stage and began to perform the viral hit “Can You Feel My Heart” from their fourth album Sempiternal, and everyone lost their minds. They continued to play “Happy Song,” where their performance was met with technical difficulties but quickly recovered. They continued to play a variety of fan favorites from their more recent works like “MANTRA” from amo and “Parasite Eve” from Post Human: Survival Horror.
Oliver Sykes joined the crowd to sing their other viral hit “Drown,” where fans surrounded him and sang along. The band returned for the encore and performed “Obey,” an acoustic rendition of “Follow You” and end the night with “Throne.” While it was a bit disappointing that they didn’t play tracks from their earlier works (Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season and There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret), Bring Me The Horizon graced the stage with an energetic performance no fan will ever forget. They are currently on tour throughout North America, and we highly recommend to check them out if you get the chance.
I am a UH Graduate Student majoring in Mass Communications, a UT Austin alum and an aspiring music journalist! My hobbies include photography, traveling for shows/festivals and taking strolls with my husky baby Luna Zoe.