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Bullet for My Valentine – The Poison Reviews

The Poison

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2005 has been the year of Bullet For My Valentine. In the past twelve months, the Welsh four piece have exploded into worldwide prominence. Combining darkly crooned rock with earth shattering metal execution, the arena sized sound has taken over, radio, TV and live performances. Releasing their debut full-length “The Poison” in the UK, the album immediately shot to number one at rock radio. Known for their live vigor the group sold out a headlining tour through the (more…)

13 responses to “Bullet for My Valentine – The Poison Reviews”

  1. Valkyrie says:

    In relation to four of the British, the phrase “the next big thing” back and forth more than a hot potato. Of course, Bullet For My Valentine would not have so much potential, if not the FAD Metalcore now. But it is a disadvantage for not Metalcore so popular: there are a lot of competition. Since there are so many other metalcore bands, nothing of the “Poison” is 100% new or innovative (even the singing choirs screaming old after a while.) Fortunately, BFMV have a few properties (such as guitar solos), they help from other bands such as Killswitch Engage.
      After the first track (a short, soft instrumentals, which is appropriately titled “Intro” and has Apocalyptica's cellos), “her voice resides” blows the doors wide open, with Super Heavy shrieks and fiery, chugging riffs. “4 Words (To Choke Upon)” is powered by a pounding rhythm with fast double bass drums, and some cleanly sung vocals. “Tears Do not Fall” is melodic and partially restrained (it begins with a soft strumming), but there are also a couple of breakneck tempo changes (if the song catapults into machine gun riffs). The last two tracks worth mentioning are “Hit the Floor” and “Room 409″. The former title has scorching guitar and an almost thunderous beat, and those with large, chunky riffs. But these two songs are still somewhat melodic, because they both have a catchy “Woah-oh-oh” sing along.
      Metalcore has the kind of performance into the ground so that it can be difficult sometimes to tell which bands are for real and the tapes are just imitators. It is certainly nothing we have heard before, but “The Gift” is still an above average metalcore record. It is not big, but it is still not bad.
      I can not recommend for everyone, because it depends on how much you like metalcore, but if you like metal (Smokin 'riffs and pounding drums) striped with melody (clean vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), this is for you. Metalcore and diehards will want it, and probably own IT. Casual fans should probably skip it.

  2. Aston says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pretty Good
    The CD was pretty good, it have a nice intro and ending. After a while the scream-vocals get mellow but it is a pretty nice CD over all.

  3. Xanthus says:

    Bullet For My Valentine essentially the emo / hardcore elements, and provide them with a healthy dose of thrash and Melodic Death Metal, a sound that is definitely a cut above the rest Sure, frontman Matt Tuck can a little emo-ish at times, but he is also a good Screamer, and the band is always fast with a blazing riff, a scorching solo, an Iron Maiden-ish melody, or a blistering double bass attack. I would say this album is really more than anything else made of metal, so if you've always wanted a little more metal in this type of music, then you're likely to find much fun here. These guys are great musicians who really know how to rock hard. Best song is “The End”, a 7-minute epic that turns dark, haunting melodies and powerful riffs climax. The rest are in the range 3-4 minutes, and a little more straightforward, but still full of interesting dynamics. It is never boring for a second.
      Overall, this album has really surprised me. Not entirely surprising, but when one considers how awful lot of these kinds of bands are, these guys are really something special. Recommended for fans of Thrice and Alexisonfire as well as fans of Shadows case and In Flames, or simply for anyone who likes heavy music played well with plenty of melody.

  4. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Pleased!
    i find reviews very helpful when buying music, even though we all have our own taste…Anyways, i decided to buy this album, as i have no other BFMV albums, after hearing some of…

  5. Prosper says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Poison
    Bullet For My Valentine-The Poison ****
    What is so great about Bullet For My Valentine is how refreshing their sound is.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This CD is like a little Trivium, Killswitch Engage, and 36 Crazyfists and swirling it all together and comes from “THE GIFT”. (Yes, it is that good) Why are not these guys household names? They are the hands better than the majority of the garbage “Metal-core” bands out there. Songs such as “suffocating under words of sorrow” and “no tears” are outstanding examples of this bands ability. Matt Tuck has awesome vocals and writes some damn good music! The rest of the band oozes with power and dominance. Every song on this CD is amazing and hard-hit. Watch out Trivium, you now have some competetion. Get this CD does not hear any negative reviews here about this band, they are still stuck in the past! Bullet for my valetine = m / m /

  7. Yamilet says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Duuuude!! This is Awesome!!
    This album is what my old friend Barney would call “SUPER-DEE-DUPER”. But seriously, it’s really great metal that’s hard for other bands to try to mimic.

  8. Neena says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad
    I bought this after having only heard one song. It wasn’t as good as I had hoped but it rocks pretty hard.

  9. Macha says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Incredible.
    I was never a fan of music that had screaming and for the longest time I though BFMV was just another screaming band.

  10. Zero says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than whats being played now a days….Musically Gifted
    This group is truly gifted and knows how to lay down riffs and melodies. I play guitar and can pretty much relate to a lot of the stuff they play.

  11. Kyan says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    BFMV-Do I Like them!
    I’ve only just become familiar with BFMV but I have to say there AWESOME!! The screaming is just the right dose for me…

  12. Lahoma says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I actually took time to review this, so obviously its good
    With top 40 sounding like computerized rap/hiphop poppunk that sounds like my injured dog and actual rock bands sounding exactly the same, its refreshing to hear a metal band with…

  13. Basil says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hard work pays off
    You can really tell they had hard work into this one. It sounds heavy and the combination of vocals worked to their advantage, just when I get annoyed with the yelling another…

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