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{{Infobox album

| Name = That's the Spirit

| Type = studio

| Artist = [[Bring Me the Horizon]]

| Cover = That's_the_Spirit.jpg

| Released = 11 September 2015

| Recorded = Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece

| Length = 44:59

| Genre = [[Alternative rock]], [[pop rock]], [[alternative metal]], [[electronic rock]], [[nu metal]]

| Label = [[Sony Music Entertainment|Sony]], [[Columbia Records|Columbia]],[[RCA Records|RCA]]

| Producer = Jordan Fish, [[Oliver Sykes]]

| Last album = ''Live at Wembley''<br/>(2015)

| This album = '''''That's the Spirit'''''<br />(2015)


'''''That's the Spirit''''' is the fifth studio album by British [[rock music|rock]] band [[Bring Me the Horizon]]. The album was released on 11 September 2015,<ref>{{cite web|title=BRING ME THE HORIZON To Release 'That's The Spirit' Album In September|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/bring-me-the-horizon-to-release-thats-the-spirit-album/|publisher=Blabbermouth.net}}</ref> and marks a departure from the group's [[metalcore]] roots, in favor of more melodic rock styles.


The band started teasing the album in late June when the band started promoting images of a symbol of an umbrella, all in the form of tattoos, stickers and posters posted around England, which would later be revealed as a promotional symbol for the album's first single.<ref name="Rocksound 29 June 2015">{{cite web|last1=Biddulph|first1=Andy|title=What are Bring Me the Horizon up to?|url=http://www.rocksound.tv/news/read/what-are-bring-me-the-horizon-up-to|website=Rock Sound}}</ref><ref name="Loudwire 13 July 2015"/> The band later released a short video in early July where the words "That's the spirit" were spoken in reverse.<ref name="Kerrang 6 July 2015">{{cite web|last1=Carter|first1=Emily|title=Bring Me the Horizon unveil teaser video|url=http://www.kerrang.com/33390/bring-horizon-release-teaser-video/|website=Kerrang.com|publisher=Kerrang!}}</ref> On 13 July, the band announced they had left their previous label [[Epitaph Records]] and signed with [[Columbia Records|Columbia]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://substreammagazine.com/2015/07/bring-me-the-horizon-leaves-epitaph-records-will-release-new-album-on-columbia/ | title=Bring Me The Horizon leaves Epitaph Records, will release new album on Columbia - Substream Magazine}}</ref>

In an interview with NME, [[Oli Sykes]] confirmed that the album would be called ''That's the Spirit''. Sykes also mentioned several song titles from the new album some of which include: "True Friends", "Avalanche", "Throne" and "Blasphemy".<ref name="NME 21 July 2015">{{cite web |url=http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/bring-me-the-horizon-on-new-album-thats-the-spirit-and-riding-around-greek-islands-on-quad-bikes | title=Bring Me The Horizon On New Album 'That's The Spirit' - And Riding Around Greek Islands On Quad Bikes - NME}}</ref>

==Writing and recording==

Keyboardist Jordan Fish played the role as "unofficial" producer for the album in order to save money, along with Sykes, who said that an external producer was unnecessary. The band spent the extra money on a personal fitness trainer during the course of recording their album.<ref name="NME 21 July 2015"/><ref name="Kerrang 24 July 2015">{{cite web|last1=Carter|first1=Emily|title=Bring Me the Horizon premiere new single, Throne|url=http://www.kerrang.com/33991/bring-me-the-horizon-premiere-new-single-throne/|website=Kerrang!}}</ref>


===Influences, style and themes===

In an interview with NME, Sykes said that the album is a loose concept album about life’s darker moods, such as depression, and a way of making light of it. He cited the [[alternative rock]] bands [[Jane's Addiction]], [[Panic! at the Disco]], [[Interpol]] and ''Rolling Stone'' stated that the album marks a change for Bring Me the Horizon from a sound "undeniably rooted in [[heavy metal music|metal]]" to a "sound full of ebb-and-flow dynamics inspired by [[indie rock]], [[alternative music]] and [[pop music|pop]]" in an "evolution from artsy [[metalcore]] to cinematic [[pop rock]]", and that it sounds more like [[Muse]] and [[Linkin Park]] than [[Metallica]] and [[Lamb of God]].<ref name="Rolling Stone 23 July 2015">{{cite web|last1=Wiederhorn|first1=Jon|title=Bring Me the Horizon on Ditching Metalcore for Poppy, Positive New LP|url=http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bring-me-the-horizon-on-ditching-metalcore-for-poppy-positive-new-lp-20150723|website=Rolling Stone}}</ref> Similarly, Daniel Furnari of ''Blunt Magazine'' suggested that "''That’s The Spirit'' sees Bring Me The Horizon push things further than ever with a collection of stadium-standard [[Alternative rock|alt-rock]] anthems more suited to [[Glastonbury Festival|Glastonbury]] than [[Warped Tour]] ... For perhaps the first time, Bring Me The Horizon have produced a record with no throwbacks to the [[Suicide Season]] days of outrageous [[mosh]] calls and downtuned riff insanity."<ref name="Blunt Magazine" />

Featuring characteristics of [[electronic music]],<ref>{{cite web|url=http://exclaim.ca/music/article/bring_me_horizon-thats_spirit|title=Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit|work=Exclaim.ca}}</ref> ''That's the Spirit'' has been considered [[electronic rock]],<ref>{{cite web|last1=Chillingworth|first1=Alec|title=Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit (Album Review)|url=http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/193857/9}}</ref><ref name="theguardian"/> and has also been regarded an alternative rock<ref name=AllMusic/><ref name="Ghost-Cult" /><ref name="Blunt Magazine" /><ref name="The Music AU">{{cite web|url=http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2015/09/03/bring-me-the-horizon-oli-sykes-upasana-chatterjee/|title=Bring Me The Horizon Oli Sykes Upasana Chatterjee ♫ theMusic.com.au - Australia’s Premier Music News & Reviews Website|work=theMusic}}</ref> and [[alternative metal]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bring-me-the-horizon-mn0000537414/biography|title=Bring Me the Horizon|author=Stewart Mason|work=AllMusic}}</ref><ref name="Ghost-Cult" /><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/11/princes-hitnrun-phase-one-and-new-slayer-tops-this-weeks-new-music|title=Prince's 'HITnRUN Phase One' and new Slayer tops this week's new music|work=Toronto Sun}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.moshcam.com/blog/features/bring-me-the-horizon-album-review.aspx|title=Bring Me The Horizon Album Review|publisher=}}</ref> album by several online platforms, such as AllMusic, ''Toronto Sun'', and ''Blunt Magazine''. Its style has also been described as pop rock by some music critics.<ref name="Rolling Stone 23 July 2015"/><ref>{{cite web|url=http://musicfeeds.com.au/album/bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit/|title=Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit|work=[[Music Feeds]]}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/bring_me_the_horizon/thats_the_spirit/index.html?no_takeover|title=That's The Spirit Review|publisher=}}</ref><ref name="The Music AU"/> Sites such as ''The Guardian'' have described it as [[nu metal]].<ref name="theguardian"/>

==Release and promotion==

The band's first single released from the album before its announcement was "[[Drown (Bring Me the Horizon song)|Drown]]" on 21 October 2014. The first promotional single was "[[Happy Song (Bring Me the Horizon song)|Happy Song]]", released on 12 July 2015. The second official single was "[[Throne (song)|Throne]]", which was accompanied with a music video and the official announcement of the albums tracklisting and cover art.<ref name="Loudwire 13 July 2015">{{cite web|last1=Zadrozny|first1=Anya|title=Bring Me the Horizon Unleash ‘Happy Song,’ Frontman Oli Sykes Gets Married|url=http://loudwire.com/bring-me-the-horizon-happy-song-oli-sykes-gets-married/|website=Loudwire.com|publisher=Loudwire}}</ref><ref name="Loudwire 23 July 2015">{{cite web|last1=Bowar|first1=Chad|title=Bring Me the Horizon unveil 'Throne' video, reveal 'That's the Spirit' track listing|url=http://loudwire.com/bring-me-the-horizon-throne-video-thats-the-spirit-track-listing/|website=Loudwire.com|publisher=Loudwire}}</ref> Fish explains that "Throne" reflects the group's then current state of mind both musically and emotionally, going to say that it was one of the most straight forward songs they had recorded, but felt that it was an obvious choice for a single due to its immediate catchy-ness and level of energy.<ref name="Rolling Stone 23 July 2015"/> "True Friends", was released as a promotional single on 22 August along an official lyric video.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/listen_to_bring_me_the_horizons_new_song_true_friends|title=Listen to Bring Me The Horizon's new song, "True Friends" - Alternative Press|work=Alternative Press}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bring_Me_The_Horizon_True_Friends?id=B7asoczgis3uydc27ea36isxet4|title=Bring Me The Horizon: True Friends - Music on Google Play|work=google.com}}</ref>

The band has set up an intimate album launch performance on 6 September at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and will embark on a tour throughout October in North America, which also features American festivals such as [[Aftershock Festival]] and [[Knotfest]] and will be supported by [[metalcore]] band [[Issues]] and [[rock music|rock]] band [[PVRIS]].<ref>{{Cite web|title = NME News Bring Me The Horizon announce tiny album launch gig {{!}} NME.COM|url = http://www.nme.com/news/bring-me-the-horizon/87640|website = NME.COM|last = NME.COM}}</ref><ref name="Kerrang 3 August 2015">{{cite web|last1=Carter|first1=Emily|title=PVRIS JOIN BRING ME THE HORIZON/ISSUES US TOUR|url=http://www.kerrang.com/34320/pvris-join-bring-me-the-horizon-issues-tour/|website=Kerrang.com|publisher=Kerrang!}}</ref>

==Critical reception==

{{Album ratings

| MC = 88/100<ref name=Metacritic>{{cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/music/thats-the-spirit/bring-me-the-horizon|title=That's the Spirit

by Bring Me the Horizon|publisher=Metacritic}}</ref>

| rev1 = AllMusic

| rev1Score = {{Rating|4|5}}<ref name=AllMusic>{{cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/thats-the-spirit-mw0002865734|title=That's the Spirit|author=James Christopher Monger|work=AllMusic}}</ref>

| rev2 = ''Alternative Press''

| rev2Score = {{Rating|5|5}}<ref>{{cite web|last1=Bryant|first1=Tom|title=Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit|url=http://www.altpress.com/reviews/entry/bring_me_the_horizon_thats_the_spirit|website=Alternative Press}}</ref>

| rev3 = ''Blunt Magazine''

| rev3Score = {{Rating|4.5|5}}<ref name="Blunt Magazine">{{cite web |url=http://www.bluntmag.com.au/reviews/bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit/ |first=Daniel |last=Furnari |work=Blunt Magazine |title=Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit |date=14 August 2015}}</ref>

| rev4 = Ghost Cult Magazine

| rev4Score = 9.0/10<ref name=Ghost-Cult>{{cite web|last1=Tovey|first1=Steve|title=Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit|url=http://www.ghostcultmag.com/album-review-bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit-rca-columbia/|publisher=Ghost Cult Magazine}}</ref>

| rev5 = ''The Guardian''

| rev5Score = {{Rating|3|5}}<ref name="theguardian">{{cite web|url=http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/10/bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit-review|title=Bring Me the Horizon: That’s the Spirit review – nu-metal reanimators|author=Lanre Bakare|work=The Guardian}}</ref>

| rev6 = Impericon

| rev6Score = 90%<ref>{{cite web|first1=Marcel|title=THAT’S THE SPIRIT - Bring Me The Horizon|url=http://www.impericon-mag.com/de/review/thats-the-spirit/|website=Impericon|publisher=IC Music and Apparel GmbH}}</ref>

| rev7 = ''Kerrang!''

| rev7Score = {{Rating|5|5}}<ref>{{cite news|last1=Ruskell|first1=Nick|title=Bring Me The Horizon That's The Spirit|issue=1585|publisher=Kerrang!}}</ref>

| rev8 = Kill Your Stereo

| rev8Score = 88/100<ref>{{cite web|title=Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit|url=http://www.killyourstereo.com/reviews/1067110/bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit|publisher=Kill Your Stereo}}</ref>

| rev9 = Renowned for Sound

| rev9Score = {{Rating|5|5}}<ref>{{cite web|last1=Thomas|first1=Jessica|title=Album Review: Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit|url=http://renownedforsound.com/index.php/album-review-bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit/|website=Renowned For Sound}}</ref>

| rev10 = ''Rock Sound''

| rev10Score = 10/10<ref name="Rocksound Review"/>


Like the band's last 2 predecessors,''That's The Spirit'' was met with critical acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic (a review aggregator site which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from music critics), based on 10 critics, the album has received a score of 88/100, which indicates "universal acclaim".<ref name=Metacritic/> However, on Sputnikmusic the album has an aggregate score of 2.8 out of 5 based on 372 votes, indicating "average" or "good".

Daniel Furnari of ''Blunt Magazine'' wrote: "[On ''That's the Spirit'',] Oli Sykes powers through every enormous chorus and infectious verse with a confidence and finesse that would have you believe he’s been singing like this for years."<ref name="Blunt Magazine" /> Andy Biddulph of ''Rock Sound'' stated that the band sounded their most accomplished in the album, bursting with fresh ideas and says that no other band incorporates synth and atmospherics into music quite like the band does in this particular album, comparing the band to the likes of [[Linkin Park]].<ref name="Rocksound Review">{{cite news|last1=Biddulph|first1=Andy|title=Bring Me the Horizon - Thats The Spirit|work=Rock Sound|agency=Rock Sound|issue=204|publisher=Rocksound|date=September 2015|page=77|format=Review}}</ref> James Christopher Monger at AllMusic stated "What's most surprising is how natural it all feels, but that's due in large part to the long-form recalibration of the band's sound. By entering the mainstream one limb (album) at a time, Bring Me the Horizon are merely reaping what they've sown, and longtime fans should already feel acclimated to the water." In addition to Linkin Park, Monger compared the choruses from the album to [[Avenged Sevenfold]], [[Thirty Seconds to Mars]] and late 1990's [[Metallica]].<ref name=AllMusic/> A more lukewarm response from Philip Whitehead of ''Rock Sins'', who rated it a 6.8/10, stated that while "Bring Me the Horizon have improved their musicianship once again", the pacing of the album and general tone meant "there is a real sense that the band have lost the very thing that made them unique."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/bring-me-the-horizon-thats-the-spirit-25735/|title=Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit Album Review|work=Rocksins}}</ref>

==Track listing==

Bring Me the Horizon announced the track listing on 23 July 2015.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Biddulph|first1=Andy|title=Here's The Artwork + Tracklisting For The New Bring Me The Horizon Album|url=http://www.rocksound.tv/news/read/heres-the-artwork-tracklisting-for-the-new-bring-me-the-horizon-album|website=Rock Sound}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=iTunes|title=That's the Spirit iTunes|url=https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/thats-the-spirit/id1021582747|website=iTunes}}</ref>

Lyrics by [[Oliver Sykes]], music by Bring Me the Horizon. All tracks produced by Jordan Fish and Oliver Sykes.

{{Track listing

| title1 = Doomed

| length1 = 4:34

| title2 = [[Happy Song (Bring Me the Horizon song)|Happy Song]]

| length2 = 3:59

| title3 = [[Throne (song)|Throne]]

| length3 = 3:11

| title4 = [[True Friends (song)|True Friends]]

| length4 = 3:52

| title5 = Follow You

| length5 = 3:51

| title6 = What You Need

| length6 = 4:11

| title7 = Avalanche

| length7 = 4:22

| title8 = Run

| length8 = 3:42

| title9 = [[Drown (Bring Me the Horizon song)|Drown]]

| note9 = alternative version <!-- Indication that this is an alternative version to the single can be found on iTunes, Google Play, and other digital media outlets. -->

| length9 = 3:42

| title10 = Blasphemy

| length10 = 4:35

| title11 = Oh No

| length11 = 5:00

| total_length = 44:59





;Bring Me the Horizon

* [[Oliver Sykes]] – [[lead vocals]], production, vocal production

* Lee Malia – [[guitars]]

* Jordan Fish – [[programming]], [[keyboards]], [[backing vocals]], production, [[Audio engineering|engineering]]

* Matt Kean – [[Bass guitar|bass]]

* Matt Nicholls – [[Drum kit|drums]]



* [[Al Groves]] – engineering

* [[Ted Jensen]] – mastering

* Nikos Goudinakis – assisting engineering

* Sam Winfield – additional engineering

* Will Harvey of Parallax Orchestra – [[violin]]s on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11

* Maddie Cutter of Parallax Orchestra – [[cello]]s on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11

* Emma Fish – additional [[vocals]] on track 2




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