Bring Me The Horizon’s first record after 2019’s amo, Post Human: Survival Horror is part of a four EP project. The first record is the heaviest one and it brings back the style of the band’s first records. As Oli Sykes said to Music Feeds:
"It’s kind of a mix, just like you’ve heard on “Parasite Eve,” where it still feels bonkers in terms of jumping from genre to genre and sound to sound, but we’ve definitely took a little bit more influence from things we did quite a few years ago. Whereas now we’ve got something to be angry about, we’ve got something to be pissed about, we’ve got something to make violent music to."
The word “Posthuman” or “Post-human” is a word that originates from futurology that means a person or entity that exists in a state beyond what we know as a “human.” While the exact meaning of the word varies, it is generally considered to be a person who through either genetic manipulation or other biointerventionist measures, has the ability to remain healthy and active through an extended period of time that would not be considered normal by our current standards. Their cognitive powers, such as deductive thought or other intellectual capabilities, would far surpass those of a simple human.
"The idea behind Post Human is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain. If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now."
—Oli Sykes, NME
Every part of this project is sonically different and have a different message. This first album expresses all the anger inside people and is “a recruitment record with battle songs,” as Oli explains:
"You know like on Lord of the Rings where they all sing a song before battle, knowing that they might die but they’re going got persevere and see how it goes? We’re trying to embody that. This first record is about hope and anger and feels like the sonic equivalent of a riot. We’re inviting people to find the solution with us. It’s a demonstration to pull you in and get your back up. It’s a lot more aggressive than anything we’ve done for a while. The world doesn’t need light-hearted pop music right now—it needs anthems for anger. There’s so much to be pissed off about."
The band needed a cyberpunk feeling to the album, so they decided to call Mick Gordon, DOOM Eternal’s musical producer.
"I’ve been playing this one game called DOOM Eternal and as I was playing it I absolutely fell in love with the soundtrack. It’s fucking crazy. It’s heavy as fuck. It’s got this kind of dystopian cyber-punky djent kind of fucking huge vibe. A guy called Mick Gordon actually produced all this music. At first, when we were writing “Parasite Eve” especially I was referencing a lot of this DOOM game ‘cause I was playing it in the day and then me and Jordan would work at night and I was like using this as references because the sounds in there sound so huge and so hitting in a way I haven’t heard in any other metal music. And then it kind of dawned on me that like, you know, maybe this is the guy we’re looking for to collaborate with. So I hit him up. Amazingly, he got back to us and said he was a massive fan of the band and really loved what we did and would love to work with us. So I started talking to him, we got chatting, I told him my ideas and wrote him a bunch of notes and basically just left the song with him and he came back with a fucking sound library. So he added textures and tunings to the vocals and shit like that really kind of just pushes it further to make you feel what we are trying to get across. So yeah, he smashed it basically and I’m really stoked on how that turned out. I think we’re going to be working with him more on this record."
—Oli Sykes, BMTH Season 2’s “Mick Gordon” .