Fall music breakdown

Post Human: Survival Horror album by Bring Me The Horizon, photo courtesy of YouTube.

Daniel Peters
Contributing Writer

  1. Joji- Nectar
  2. Machine Gun Kelly- Tickets To My Downfall
  3. Smith & Meyers- Vol 1&2
  4. Bring Me The Horizon- POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR

Joji- Nectar 9/25/20

I was never a huge fan of Joji, granted, I don’t typically listen to the type of music he produces. The song that drew me into Joji was “Slow Dancing In The Dark” off of his previous record. Nectar is 53 minutes of solid and catchy beats while he lets us into his mind. He brings in stellar guitar work into a genre where that is scarce. It is a solid record that anybody can enjoy. 

Rating: 4/5

Highlight Songs: Ew, Run, Mr. Hollywood

Machine Gun Kelly- Tickets To My Downfall 9/25/20

I slowly got into Machine Gun Kelly when he had a popular single “Bad Things” dominating the airwaves. Then I saw that on his “Laced Up” album he had a song called “Save Me” featuring the work of the lead singer and lead guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold, which is my favorite band. Once I got word that MGK was working on a Pop Punk album that had the support as well as produced by Travis Barker of Blink-182, I was instantly hooked. It left a bit to be desired, due to some tracks sounding the same, however this album got the ball rolling to revive Pop Punk. 

Rating: 3.5/5

Highlight Songs: Bloody Valentine, My Ex’s Best Friend, Concert For Aliens

Smith & Meyers- Vol 1&2 10/9/20 & 10/23/20

Smith & Meyers is an acoustic duo consisting of Brent Smith and Zach Meyers of Shinedown. They decided to do acoustic covers of some of their favorite artists and influences as well as some brand new music. They have beautiful and emotional covers of “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Never Tear Us Apart.” Their songs “Not Mad Enough,” “Panic!” and “Bad At Love” show that the duo of Smith & Meyers can truly create incredible music outside of Shinedown. However some covers fall flat and miss the mark such as “Better Now.”

Rating: 4/5 

Highlight Songs: Bad At Love, Not Mad Enough, Rebel Yell

Bring Me The Horizon- POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR 10/30/20

I have been a fan of Bring Me The Horizon ever since their revolutionary album “That’s The Spirit” hit the airwaves in 2015. Since then, I have been hooked. Their previous album “amo” lost me, granted it had really good songs on it, I felt that they strayed away from what made them explode into popularity. This EP brings back the driving riffs, solid techno, and excellent vocals both clean and screaming. This EP truly caught me off guard because I was expecting another “amo,” but this seems like they made “amo” into a metal record and it truly shows what they can do musically. 

Rating: 4.5/5

Highlight Songs: (Excluding Singles) Dear Diary, Teardrops, One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death

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