Count Your Blessings (Bring Me the Horizon album)

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Count Your Blessings
Studio album by Bring Me the Horizon
Released 30 October 2006 (2006-10-30)
Genre Deathcore
Length 40:19
Label Visible Noise, Earache
Producer Dan Sprigg, Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon chronology
This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
(2004)
Count Your Blessings
(2006)
Suicide Season
(2008)
Singles from Count Your Blessings
  1. "Pray for Plagues"
    Released: 4 June 2007[1]
  2. "For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only (Braille)"
    Released: 6 March 2008[2]

Count Your Blessings is the debut album by British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon. The album was released on 30 October 2006 in the United Kingdom, then in the United States nearly a year later on 14 August 2007. The album is noted for its deathcore sound, which was abandoned on proceeding Bring Me the Horizon albums.[3]

Background[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2/5 stars[4]
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[5]
Punk News 1/5 stars[6]
Ultimate Guitar 8.5/10 stars[7]

Oliver Sykes in 2009 spoke about the album being recorded in Birmingham and that the location was a distraction for the band members: "The studio was right in the middle of the city. There were so many distractions. Everyone recorded their parts on their own because everybody else was doing something else because we didn't want to sit in the studio all day."[8]

In February 2011 Lee Malia commented on the album and how they were rushed to write songs for it, saying: "We wrote that CD a lot faster. We didn’t have much time to write it. When we wrote it, we were obviously into it, but when we look back at it now there’s so much that could have been better."[9] A majority of the members were in their teen years during the recording of Count Your Blessings, Sykes was 19 years old, going on 20 that year while Malia and Ward were 17 and 18.[9]

The video for lead single "Pray for Plagues" has been viewed over 28 million times on YouTube.[10]

Other information[edit]

Before the album release, the song "Liquor & Love Lost" was originally known under the title "Dragon Slaying" but was renamed a short while before release. While under the title of "Dragon Slaying" the track also had slightly different lyrics.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Pray for Plagues"   4:21
2. "Tell Slater Not to Wash His Dick"   3:31
3. "For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only (Braille)"   4:29
4. "A Lot Like Vegas"   2:09
5. "Black & Blue"   4:33
6. "Slow Dance" (instrumental) 1:16
7. "Liquor & Love Lost"   2:39
8. "(I Used to Make Out with) Medusa"   5:38
9. "Fifteen Fathoms, Counting" (instrumental) 1:56
10. "Off the Heezay"   5:39
Total length:
36:15

Personnel[edit]

Bring Me the Horizon
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bring Me The Horizon Pray for Plagues (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bring Me The Horizon For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only (Braille) (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bring Me The Horizon // Drowned In Sound". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Chad Bowar. "Bring Me The Horizon - Count Your Blessings". About. 
  5. ^ Stewart Mason. "Count Your Blessings - Bring Me the Horizon | AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bring Me the Horizon". 
  7. ^ "Count Your Blessings Review". 
  8. ^ Lisa Wilton (1 April 2009). "U.K. deathcore band expands horizons". Sun Media. Canoe Inc. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Aleksi Pertola (11 February 2011). "BRING ME THE HORIZON Bassist Discusses Guitarist's Departure". Rock Freaks. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Pray For Plagues video on YouTube