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Fierce confirmation of BMTH's arena status

On That’s the Spirit, BMTH plays the extremes against one other. Their noisier metalcore takes a back seat to more alt-pop elements, but the band rocks as hard as ever. There’s a rah-rah vibe to the album's title, but these songs are anything but happy. And they write accessible hooks while screaming out lines like, "I’ll leave you chokin’/On every word you left unspoken”. It's in that dynamic—from the dubstep-tinged opener, “Doomed”, to the sarcastic cheerleader chant on "Happy Song" to the melodic rocker “True Friends"—that BMTH assert their huge arena-rock ambitions.

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#33 in Top Albums > Rock