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Bring Me The Horizon’s Jordan Fish Speaks On The Impact Deftones And Nü Metal Had On His Life


A newly published installment of Kerrang! ‘The 10 Songs That Changed My Life’ feature finds Bring Me The Horizon‘s keyboardist., vocalist, etc. Jordan Fish revealing the songs that have had a big impact in his life. Given his age, it’s not too surprising that the genre of nü metal played a crucial part in his musical upbringing. When asked about which song made him want to be in a band, he chose Deftones‘ “7 Words“, stating of it:

Limp Bizkit, Korn, Slipknot and Papa Roach were all huge for me growing up, but Deftones were the standouts and they probably remain my favourite band to this day.

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I got deep into the really crusty nu-metal bands when I was a teenager – stuff like The Kennedy Soundtrack and One Minute Silence. I was totally hooked by the whole nu-metal scene at the time, and ‘7 Words‘ really defines that period.”

When asked about which song reminds him of the first live gig he saw, he once again chose a Deftones cut, this time opting for “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)“:

Deftones, Linkin Park and Taproot on the ‘Back To School Tour‘ at the Docklands Arena in London was the first gig I went to that I really remember appreciating.

I was so excited to go, and it was the coolest show, thankfully. I remember it all so vividly. Deftones’ production was amazing. It was just after [2000 album] ‘White Pony‘ came out, and they had this huge flag with a little white pony on it, which engulfed the whole stage. Nu-metal was at its height back then, and what I saw that night blew my mind.”

When asked which song he was most proud of writing thus far, he chose Bring Me The Horizon‘s 2019 track “Why You Gotta Kick me When I’m Down?“:

“It’s one of our most adventurous songs, and I’m really pleased with how it came out. I love the lyrical content, the hook is great and it’s got a cool vibe. It’s one of my favourite tracks we’ve written.”

You can read the rest of his choices over at

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