14 Songs, 57 Minutes

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."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

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."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

ducksfan35 ,

Stop crying

If their new music stinks, don't listen. Stop comparing them to The Poison. That was almost 10 years ago. The real fans will change with the band. Not abandon ship

gamber11 ,

Stop Judging the Album…

In a recent interview with Moose and Jay, Moose said that these two songs were not a good representation of the album itself. Quit judging the album by two songs…damn idiots. Music evolves and if fans can't then they aren't the true Bullet fans. It's like judging a book by it's cover. You guys should be excited for new music! I know I am! Bullet for life!

Redjeep99 ,

Wooooooo....n't be buying this

Unless the rest of the songs are the complete opposite of temper temper and riot, I will officially retire from being a BFMV fan forever.

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