I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE FIRST 4 SONGS LOTS OF ENERGY
VERY COOL SOUND
I AM NOT SO MUCH A FAN OF BALLADS SO I TEND TO SKIP OVER THEM
DVD IS GOOD IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE VIDEOS IN YOUR AREA.
WAKING THE DEMON IS COOL VID
Bonus DVD includes ’Scream Aim Fire’, ’Waking The Demon’; and ’Hearts Burst Into Fire’ music videos, and 5 new episodes of Bullet TV, shot and edited by the band themselves.
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I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE FIRST 4 SONGS LOTS OF ENERGY
I am in shock and disbelief at how good this band is!!!!!!! Why wasn’t I informed!!! This is the future of metal as a whole, and I must say that the dark ages of nu-metal may blessfully come to a crashing end if bands like these guys and trivium have the predominance in the metal scene like they deserve to!!!! For any of you old metal heads and thrashers that are starved for good talented music, ALL THE TRACKS ARE GOOD!!!!!! Jeez peanut butter mutter christ!! I almost did a cartwheel of joy at first hearing!!! Sophisticated, with the perfect calibrated rage that made me fall in love with this vein of music!!! Kneel in a dark corner and lacerate yourself joyously with a broken glass, just listen to this music while doing so!!;p
The new songs on this cd are well worth buying it. I usually don’t like it when a band re releases their current cd with a few new things but this one is excellent.
This is certainly a solid second album from BFMV. After many listens to the album, most of the songs are memorable.
1) Scream Aim Fire: Fast and Furious. This album opener smacks you in the face with its ferocity. 11/10
2) Eye of the Storm: Cheesy lyrics, but like the title track it has a strong, memorable chorus and is fast paced. 9/10
3) Hearts Burst Into Fire: The best ballad of the CD. Hands down. 10/10
4) Waking the Demon: In my opinion, this is the best song on the album. 11/10
5) Disappear: It’s alright. No matter how many times I listen to this song, I forget how it goes. Not very memorable. 7/10
6) Deliver Us From Evil: Like another user said, this could be the band’s next single. 10/10
7) Take It Out On Me: Fast paced song. This was done with Benji Webbe of Skindred singing with Matt. Benji’s voice doesn’t mesh with this song well. 5/10
Say Goodnight: For the most part, this song is a ballad until about the 3:30 mark. Hearts Burst Into Fire blows this one away though. 6/10
9) End of Days: Fast paced. I call this the “never before/never again song” since Matt Tuck chants this throughout the song. 8/10
10) Last to Know: Lightning fast guitar playing during the chorus. 9/10
11) Forever and Always: Mid tempo song. Just a notch below Hearts Burst Into Fire. 9/10
12) Road to Nowhere: It starts off acoustically. I wish this song didn’t wait until the 2:30 mark to start to pick up. I usually skip this song. 6/10
13) Watching Us Tonight: Another song I usually skip. The chorus isn’t very memorable. It is fast paced though. 7/10
14) One Good Reason Why: There’s nothing really wrong with this song. It’s just like Disappear. 7/10
15) Ashes of the Innocent: Now THIS is the best of the four bonus songs. It has a memorable chorus, screaming lyrics, and lightning fast guitar playing. This is a great way to close the album. 10/10
So overall, with only three of four low points on the album it is certainly a solid album worth purchasing for anyone who is a casual fan of BFMV. I’m not going to make too many comparisons to their previous album, “The Poison”, because this one sounds a little different. After all, Matt Tuck had surgery on his throat so his vocals sound a little bit different.
This is a strange band. Good, but strange.
With all the sound-alike metalcore bands out there this is basically a good thing, with a few caveats.
Like most hardcore metalheads, I never paid any attention to emo bands, since my inner “13 year-old girl” left me when I was eight. However, I did manage to catch the video for Scream, Aim, Fire on Headbanger’s Ball and thought, “Wow, this is great. Very old Metallica. Heavy, good riffs, catchy vocal but not wimpy. They didn’t look dorky. I like these guys!”
Having no idea about their emo past, I immediately ordered Scream, Aim, Fire Deluxe, since you get the cool video with it.
How is it? For the most part, excellent. About the half the album is pretty old-school metal/thrash with cool harmony guitar riffs and ballsy-but-melodic vocals peppered with hardcore screams, not unlike newer Trivium. Actually, A LOT like newer Trivium. The title track is a monster. My only problem is that every 3rd song or so the vocals regress back to that horribly cloying emo vocal that sounds like a 15 year-old kid singing. Picture the guy from Fallout Boy singing for Anthrax :/
It’s a bit schitzophrenic, but at least it’s different. Overall a good metal album. I’m just hoping the guys decide what kind of band they want to be on the next album and leave the cutesy pop vocals at the door. BTW, the DVD has the 3 MTV videos in good quality along with some fairly useless tour footage with a musical background and no real dialogue. Ok to watch once, but really the videos are the reason to get this.