11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sixth album, Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine find heaviness in unexpected places, displaying vulnerability, vocal harmonies, and atmospheric electronic effects. The result is a more sweeping BFMV experience; songs like “Leap of Faith” and “Not Dead Yet” are open-sky anthems, taking tentative steps outside the circle pit. The tempo slows and ambitions peak on “The Very Last Time” and “Breathe Underwater.” But for all the emphasis on mood, the band’s military-grade guitar attack and singer Matt Tuck's screamo growl remain curled and ill-tempered, tailor-made for MMA walkout music.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sixth album, Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine find heaviness in unexpected places, displaying vulnerability, vocal harmonies, and atmospheric electronic effects. The result is a more sweeping BFMV experience; songs like “Leap of Faith” and “Not Dead Yet” are open-sky anthems, taking tentative steps outside the circle pit. The tempo slows and ambitions peak on “The Very Last Time” and “Breathe Underwater.” But for all the emphasis on mood, the band’s military-grade guitar attack and singer Matt Tuck's screamo growl remain curled and ill-tempered, tailor-made for MMA walkout music.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

Djm6577 ,

Why?!

What the heck happened to the killer riffs??And the solos that rivals any metal band out there? The drums sound like half a real kit and half electronic. What happened between this album and venom? It’s quickly becoming a pass.

SPIKE.... ,

Terrible

These songs are simplistic garbage. I know, we will hear the same arguments: “bands change,” “bands grow,” “they have evolved,” “if you are a real fan, you will like it no matter what,” “if you don’t know that they change with each album, you’re not familiar with them,” blah, blah, blah.

This is a great band, capable of great things. (Although they haven’t shown it on their last couple of albums.) With that being said, this album is a lazy, overproduced, boring, trendy pile of garbage. One reviewer said that it was great that there are no guitar solos! What? Is it great that they have taken the signature guitar melodies out of their songs? Nope, it’s just lethargic, commercialized pop rock. Have fun listening to this nonsense.

smurfy19 ,

Horrible soft rock

Why is Padge even in the band anymore if they aren't going to utilize his skill set just stupid generic palm muted riffs and no solos. Weakest album they've ever made. So disappointed!

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