Bring Me The Horizon surprise drop their highly anticipated album, POST HUMAN: NeX GEn (2024 LP)

On Thursday night, Bring Me The Horizon announced the surprise release of their album, POST HUMAN: NeX GEn, with only two hours’ notice before it dropped in Australia, sending fans into a frenzy. As the follow-up to 2020’s *Post Human: Survival Horror* – and the second of four albums in the POST HUMAN series – fans have eagerly awaited this release. The anticipation has been building since the first single was released in 2021, with the album officially announced in 2023, only to be indefinitely postponed last August.

The band took to Instagram to share a teaser, revealing that the album would drop at midnight. Many fans expressed disbelief and excitement in the comments.

In mid-2023, frontman Oli Sykes announced via Instagram that the album had been postponed indefinitely due to “unforeseen circumstances.” He explained, “We were unable to complete the record to the standard we’d be happy with. I was hoping despite the setbacks we could pull it off in time for you guys, but there’s still so many little details I want to be perfect, and until it’s nailed, I’m just not willing to give it to you guys.”

After listening to the album multiple times, it’s clear that the band has strived for nothing less than perfection. The album is incredibly high energy and fits seamlessly with the previous POST HUMAN record while showcasing an evolution in their sound and a marked improvement in their craft.

The album consists of 16 tracks, six of which were previously released as singles. A standout track early in the album is “Top 10 StaTues tHat CriEd bloOd.” This introspective song maintains high energy despite its emotional lyrics. The verses are heavy, and the chorus is irresistibly catchy, perfectly balancing the band’s signature sound.

“liMOusine” is a particularly interesting track. It’s a bit slower but retains a grungy, ethereal quality that makes AURORA’s feature feel perfectly suited. The vocals blend beautifully, creating a hauntingly atmospheric sound.

Lyrically, each track delves deeper and is more developed than those on previous albums. An example of this is “n/A,” a song that invites listeners into Sykes’ mind and his self-perception. The track begins with the line, “Hi, my name’s Oli and I’m an addict,” and bursts into a chorus of, “Hello Oli, you fucking knobhead.” It’s an undeniably emo song with an extremely catchy melody. Despite being one of the least heavy tracks on the album and leaning more towards pop, BMTH proves they can master both styles seamlessly within the record.

The closing track, “DIg It,” is a slow build-up, experimenting with jarring, glitchy sound effects throughout. While it may not be a big anthemic ending, it serves as a fitting conclusion to a stellar album.

POST HUMAN: NeX GEn is nothing short of exceptional. Whether you’re a fan of their heavier work or their more pop-influenced sound, this album blends both styles together perfectly. The singles still hold up, despite some being released nearly three years ago, and the album feels cohesive, as if it was created in one sitting rather than over four years. The wait may have been long, but it was absolutely worth it!