Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire (2008)
Bullet For My Valentine have released their second full length disc, Scream Aim Fire.
I must admit that I don’t usually get into Metalcore bands very much, but the tunes on Scream Aim Fire will most certainly appeal to quite a few heavy metal fans out there.
This disc is full of lighting fast guitar solos, pounding drums beats, and plenty of metal screams that will unleash your inner headbanger.
The first two songs, Scream Aim Fire, and Eye of the Storm are high energy metal screamers. They start off Scream Aim Fire in a very powerful fashion.
The song Hearts Burst Into Fire caught me by surprise. Matt Tuck sings more than he screams on this one, and this tune could be a fairly big radio hit for Bullet For My Valentine.
Waking the Demon blasts into metalcore mode, and I have to admit, that I am not a fan of those metalcore style vocals. This song has both pure singing (good), and the cookie monster screams (bad). It isn’t a bad song though, and it has grown on me after listening to it a few times. The guitar work on this song is pretty impressive.
Disappear leans more to the mainstream, and Deliver Us From Evil is one of the better metal tracks that I have heard this year.
There are elements of Say Goodnight, that reminds me of Pantera’s Cemetary Gates which is very cool.
I can not deny the popularity of metalcore, but I still have problems wrapping my head around metalcore style vocals. I don’t have a problem with heavy metal style screams. I love ‘em. The guitar work on Scream Aim Fire is stellar, but on some songs, the vocals do not work for me very well. This won’t be a problem for fans of the metalcore genre. They will get into this CD far more than I.
Scream Aim Fire will appeal to fans of Atreyu’s last album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, most heavy metal and metalcore fans. Scream Aim Fire will arrive in stores today, January 29th. Check it Out!
For more information on Bullet For My Valentine, check out the band’s myspace page. I hope you enjoy the video below, for the the first single on the album, Scream Aim Fire.
- Scream Aim Fire
- Eye of the Storm
- Hearts Burst Into Fire
- Waking the Demon
- Deliver Us From Evil
- Take It Out On Me
- Say Goodbye
- End of Days
- Last to Know
- Forever and Always
Bullet For My Valentine is:
Matthew “Matt” Tuck – vocals, guitars
Michael “Padge” Paget – guitars
Michael “Moose” Thomas – drums
Jason “Jay” James – bass