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This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For

This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For is the first release by Bring Me the Horizon, released on 25 September 2004, through Thirty Days of Night Records in Australia and on 30 January 2005, through Visible Noise Records in the UK.[4] The Visible Noise re-issue features a slightly altered artwork.

This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
EP by
Released25 September 2004 (2004-09-25)
Bring Me the Horizon chronology
The Bedroom Sessions
This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Count Your Blessings
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound8/10[3]


This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For was released on 25 September 2004 in the US through Earache Records. The original pressing, on Thirty Days of Night Records, was a strict run of only 1,000 copies. Its title comes from the first line of lyrics found in the track "Traitors Never Play Hangman". According to an interview with the band, "Traitors Never Play Hangman" was originally two different songs. One being "Traitors Never Play Hangman", and the other called "We Are All Movie Stars". They played them live one after another to begin with but after a while they decided to join the two songs together into one.[5]

The EP initially had its work being done with this song being two separate songs wherein the EP would be a five-track release that would include the songs: "Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead? Nobody.", "Dagger", "Passe Compose", "Traitors Never Play Hangman" and "We Are All Movie Stars".[6] The artwork was different as well, with the cover featuring the band's logo with a sparrow in the corner of the cover standing about a bottle of leaking love hearts.[7][8][9][10]

Jack Rogers writing for Rock Sound reviewed the song "RE: They Have No Reflections" and commented that it is "Scrappy, heavy and completely and utterly debauched".[11]


  • The EP won "The Most Brootal E.P of the Year" 2004 in a poll published in the alternative music magazine ABM.[citation needed]
  • The track "Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead? Nobody." was included in NME's special edition magazine titled "501 Lost Songs", where it was listed in the metal section of the countdown with eleven other songs by bands such as Metallica, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.[12]

Track listingEdit

1."RE: They Have No Reflections"5:42
2."Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead? Nobody." (re-recorded from The Bedroom Sessions demo)4:54
4."Traitors Never Play Hangman"3:37
Total length:18:27


  • Oliver Sykes – vocals
  • Lee Malia – lead guitar
  • Curtis Ward – rhythm guitar
  • Matt Kean – bass guitar
  • Matt Nicholls – drums


  1. ^ Redrup, Zach. "NEWS: Bring Me The Horizon perform medley of early era songs in Amsterdam!". Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (27 January 2005). "DIS review". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Bring Me The Horizon Rocksound Interview". Rockworld TV. Carnaby Media. 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Bring me the Horizon « Rubrika | this ISN´T emo world , this is paradise". 27 April 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 9 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Photobucket". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  8. ^ "origart.jpg Photo by nail_the_casket | Photobucket". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Photobucket". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Photobucket". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  11. ^ Jack Rogers (17 November 2017). "Hidden Gems: Bring Me The Horizon". Rock Sound. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  12. ^ "501 Lost Songs - 2011". NME. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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