Bring Me The Horizon Style

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my lesson covering the style of Bring Me The Horizon, a British metalcore band formed in 2004. The current members of the band are lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish.

    Music Style:
    BMTH is a very interesting band that started playing deathcore and metalcore but that continues evolving incorporating elements from other styles like electronic, pop, classical and hardcore punk. The result is a unique style that sounds modern, rich and powerful that is defined in their last album, Sempiternal where they mix metalcore with electronica and post-rock. In this lesson I recreated the style of their newest music so I'm covering the result of many years of experimentation. You will find powerful riffs, fast sections, slower sections, breakdowns and some electronic and clean sounds.

    Tonality, Chord Progression & Scales:
    This tune is in D minor there are some variations that I found in their songs that I decided to apply here. They usually combine minor (Aeolian) tonality with Phrygian Major. They also add the diminished 5 into their music to get that metal sound that bands like Black Sabbath introduced and lots of other kept on playing (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, and many more). All the progressions and riffs are based on these scales. Check the following video parts for info about each riff.

    This is mostly a metalcore rhythm lesson. It’s very demanding for our right hand that must be precise and alternate between open and palm muted playing. I use both alternate picking and down picking to play all the different sections of this powerful lesson.

    Tuning: I used drop D tuning for this one.

    Tempo: 145 BPM

    I used LePou plugins to create the guitar tone. The cabinet used for this guitar tone is Poulin Lecto which is a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Emulation.

    Click HERE to learn more about the used plugins.
    Click HERE to download the patch used.

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