Like so much of the music being released lately, Bring Me The Horizon’s new track “Parasite Eve” was born out of quarantine, inspired by the pandemic sweeping the globe and our subsequent response to it.
“’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,” frontman Oli Sykes recently told NME, in a super frank interview.
“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,” he explains.
The single and accompanying video also deliver on Sykes’ promise that their upcoming material will be peppered with bouts of heavier and darker material than what was featured on amo. One listen to that riff in “Parasite Eve” will make even the hardest of BMTH purists’ hearts melt.
The track was produced by Skyes and Jordan Fish with additional production from Doom and Doom Eternal game composer Mick Gordon. A big fan of the games, Skyes reached out to Gordon and asked if he would be involved and the result is a truly unique and cinematic soundscape achieved on “Parasite Eve”.
And with four albums scheduled for released over the next 12 months under the name Post Human, if we’re getting more content like “Parasite Eve” then at least I’ll have something to howl at the top of my lungs while I endure lockdown a little bit longer.