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.