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 Post subject: Bullet for my Valentine: Fever
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Since I don't really have the time to do full-length reviews as much anymore, I figured I'd chip my two cents in here.

Bullet for my Valentine's new album was an iffy gamble for me based on their poor output on their second disc Scream Aim Fire. Beating The Poison and the EP Hand of Blood is a tall order in my eyes as those two debut offerings set a high bar for this band in terms of musicianship and vocal presence. However, on this release the band has managed to match these first offerings, but for different reasons.

The screaming has all been pretty much eradicated from Bullet's releases with this album, except in those moments when they truly give something extra to the music (few exceptions, but mostly the case). I heard three or four of these tunes live before buying the album, so the bar was already set high since the live showcase was phenomenal; and the album does not disappoint. Opening tune "Your Betrayal" is as great on the album as it was live and "The Last Fight" and "Pleasure and Pain" nearly hit the live level.

The change from Scream Aim Fire to this album was a reduction in polished feel and more towards a live setting while keeping the clean aspect of vocals and instruments. The bass and drums particularly struck me on this release as resembling their first songs, a significant change from the second album that missed the same drive.

As a whole, I give them album an 8 out of 10.

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 Post subject: Re: Bullet for my Valentine: Fever
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Cool review... but I don't think those guys will ever grab me.

Maybe I'll give it a go though... :B


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:05 am 
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This album would be the one that grabbed you, Steve. Listen to "Your Betrayal" that's the tune I'm loving the most right now.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 1:37 am 
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Dragon235 wrote:
This album would be the one that grabbed you, Steve. Listen to "Your Betrayal" that's the tune I'm loving the most right now.


I'll have to pick it up on my next Best Buy run...


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~ Michael Hutchens (RIP)


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


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"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


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