Editors’ Notes The Welsh thrash group Bullet for My Valentine works with mostly modern metal inventions and is more in touch with screamo bands than Metallica. The studio-tight harmonies and perfectly notched beats have more to do with post-'90s hard rock bands and emo-punk than the ragged-but-right free-for-alls of early thrash metal. Singer/guitarist Matthew Tuck is coming off a time out spent working with his side project Axewound. Here, he heads into Temper Temper determined to catch a looser ensemble in action. The title track bleeds some new tears, with guitars pulling in opposite directions until everything coalesces into a high-end riff fest for the chorus. Producer Don Gilmore (who also handled 2010's Fever) and mixing engineer supreme Chris Lord-Alge keep things slick and assured, ensuring that "P.O.W." plays out like a mini-series in less than four minutes. "Dirty Little Secret" turns in a dynamic performance, as does "Tears Don't Fall, Pt. 2." The deluxe version adds "Not Invincible" and two live cuts from BBC Radio 1, including a cover of AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie."

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Breaking Point
1
3:42
 
Truth Hurts
2
3:36
 
Temper Temper
3
3:08
 
P.O.W.
4
3:53
 
Dirty Little Secret
5
4:55
 
Leech
6
3:59
 
Dead To the World
7
5:15
 
Riot
8
2:49
 
Saints & Sinners
9
3:29
 
Tears Don't Fall, Pt. 2
10
5:38
 
Livin' Life (On the Edge of a Knife)
11
4:01
 
Not Invincible
12
3:26
 
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live At BBC Radio 1)
13
4:10
 
Scream Aim Fire (Live At BBC Radio 1)
14
5:03
 

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