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The Poison (Deluxe Edition)

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  • The riffs and vocal melodies are very cool and make every song memorable. They blend together metal with regular rock and even a little punk and they play their instruments very well. The singer is very dynamic and can do a lot with his voice, as he does most of the screaming and all of the singing. This is serious music unlike a lot of the popular music today, plus they can play live. They are extremely catchy without changing their sound to do so and are arguably the best British/Welsh band today. Buy this or at least the regular music only version and you will be impressed I promise.

    Posted on December 9, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • The songs are great and the bonus tracks just rock.
    Every fan would like it. If you havent heard much from bfmv then this album would definatly make you understand how talented they are. Interesting for people who enjoy classic heavy metal.

    Posted on December 9, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Okay, so if you like catchy sing along choruses, some huge simplistic metal riffs and the odd bit of shouting then this band are for you. The Poison is a great album with a variation of songs, from the more emotional songs such as ‘All These Things I Hate Revolve Around Me’ to the fist pumping ‘Room 409′. This is really an excellent album, which is a good base for those who are beginning to get into the heavier metal bands. With a couple of songs thrown from their superb EP this album is topped off with the majestic ‘The End’ which really hits home what these Welsh metallers are about.

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  • This is one the best Bullet For My Valentine CD yet. Every song is great. I would highly recommend this CD for anyone that enjoys good music.

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  • When I first saw this item I was browsing around the internet just killing time. I already own the original release of The Poison, so I was a little hesitant to order this for 4 new tracks and a dvd. I wish I had bought it as soon as i noticed it. The extra tracks are amazing and the dvd is fantastic. BFMV is one of the best new bands I’ve heard in awhile. The music is melodic and heavy. If you do not own this cd do yourself a favor and buy it. TODAY!!!

    Posted on December 9, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now