Following an extensive and intriguing teaser campaign, titans of the heavy music world Bring Me The Horizon have come good on their word to release new material this morning, releasing ‘Parasite Eve’ and spreading it throughout the land like an airborne pathogen.
Named after the late-90s PlayStation survival horror classic, ‘Parasite Eve’ is both hauntingly relevant and eerily timely on account of, well, *gestures broadly around*. Rather than shying away from drawing parallels with the current pandemic, ‘Parasite Eve’ sees Bring Me use it to further bolster their message heeding the viral decay of society.
With a manic intensity, ‘Parasite Eve’ twists and turns with the sonic unpredictability we’ve come to expect from the UK group. From sparse to dense, heavy to even-fucking-heavier, the song and the official video clip from Nick Keays are nothing short of a fevered dream.
Says frontman Oli Sykes of the track, “‘Parasite Eve’ came from an idea to write a survival horror song, but as the pandemic started to develop, the parallels were so similar it felt so close to the bone we decided to shelve it. As time went on, we started to feel how relevant it was and that instead of shying from it, that we should address the dark side, embrace it and process what’s going on… ‘Parasite Eve’ is our message of hope, wrapped in sadness and anger.”
Speaking with Blunt Magazine for a forthcoming interview, co-creator Jordan Fish spoke of the song’s deliberate ‘over-produced’ feel, adding “It sounds a little futuristic. And for some reason, to me with ‘futuristic’, I just think ADHD, hyper-detailed. That sound the production gives you is a vision of a futuristic vibe, quite claustrophobic and hectic, and a bit of a head fuck.”
Having already entered their own writing lockdown before the global lockdown, Bring Me are plotting their next move which will take the form of a series of EPs, some with production help from Australian savant and Doom / Doom Eternal composer Mick Gordon.
But for now, here’s your medicine.