Bring Me The Horizon aren’t too fond of the current state of rock music, claiming that the genre has “gone soft”, while singing the praises of rap.

Late last month, Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish went on the record to explain how they reckon rock music is “mostly shite”. Noting how musicians need to write better songs if they want to be taken as seriously as hip-hop artists, the band have now doubled-down on the sentiment, claiming that rock pales in comparison to rap music.

Speaking to Music Week recently, frontman Oli Sykes shared his opinion that “rap is almost the new punk”, noting that the genre “has gone soft, miserable and boring”.

“Rock is niche now,” Sykes explained. “It doesn’t feel like people are getting into rock music anymore, simply because there’s not enough talent to support it. There’s not been an icon to come out of our genre [in a long time]. It’s still Metallica and Black Sabbath that people are going to see headline Download.”

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“Rappers are almost the new rock’n’roll or punk or whatever,” he continued. “Rock’s gone soft, it’s gone miserable and boring, there’s not really much exciting about it.”

“So it’s important that we cross over, because we feel like we belong more in a place where people just like music and it’s not about how heavy it is.”

While discussing the group’s current sound, Sykes notes that it’s imperative that their music is “exciting and exhilarating”.

“Even if it’s a poppier song, it’s a million times more exciting than the shit you hear on the radio,” he explained. “It’s emotional, it’s got depth and it’s always going to grab you and make you feel something.”

Bring Me The Horizon are set to make their way down to Australia next April in support of their upcoming album, amo, check out tour details below.

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Bring Me The Horizon First Love Australian Tour

Wednesday, April 10th
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, April 12th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, April 13th
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets available through Live Nation