Alternative Press recently published an article about why Bring Me The Horizon aren't a deathcore band anymore. To sum up the article: Bring Me The Horizon's members changed and grew as people and simply write different (and arguably better) material now.
Just check out the difference between their most recent single, Throne, and their infamous single from eight years ago, Pray for Plagues:
The article ends with a great line penned by Tyler Sharp: "Instead of bashing BMTH for what they're not, let's learn to appreciate them for what they are: an incredible band that deserve your attention."
This started me thinking about how a lot of individuals regularly bash bands for "selling out" or "changing their sound" and I am inclined to believe that it is unfair to bands to bash them for such behavior. Sure, some bands do sell out in a way, but can you blame them for wanting to make a living to survive in this world? Most of the time bands that are "selling out" are just so good they've finally become popular and along the way the members have grown and now write more "maturely" further pushing them towards greater success.
The bottom line is that our favorite bands will change their sound because bands are made up of people and people change, grow, and go down different paths in life that lead to different inspirations. Let's all try to not bash bands for changing into something we don't want and "learn to appreciate them for what they are."
(Of course if they start putting out music you simply don't like because it's not your cup of tea, that's fair - you're entitled to have your own opinions)
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