After a three years gap, “Temper Temper”, the fourth album by one of the finest Welsh’s new generation heavy metal band was finally released on February 8, 2013 in Australia, and February 11, 2013 worldwide under RCA Records. Produced by the same Don Gilmore, who worked on the group’s previous album, the 2010’s “Fever”, and mixed by noted engineer Chris Lord-Alge, “Temper Temper” consist of 11 powerful, but melodious, heavy, but simultaneously sticky, modern metal anthems. Songs like “Breaking Point”, “Truth Hurts”, “Temper Temper”, “Leech”, “Saints n Sinners” or “Riot” are bloody hard to erase from our memory once we heard them. And this mixture of Iron Maiden taste like classy heavy metal with the modern sounding, emo rooted metalcore, really make sense in the forge of Bullet For My Valentine – although, all this generation and their not so flying metalcore seems more and more hollow. But, by aggressive marketing and bought-up media, still popular.
Bullet for My Valentine’s debut album, “The Poison”, was released on 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom and on 14 February 2006 in the United States to coincide with Valentine’s Day hence their band name. The album entered the Billboard 200 in the US at number 128. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band made appearances at the Download Festival and Kerrang! XXV, and undertook a US tour with Rob Zombie. Bullet for My Valentine’s second studio album, “Scream Aim Fire”, was released on 29 January 2008 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. The band’s third album, “Fever”, was released on 26 April 2010 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. The band has sold over one million albums in the United States and over 3,000,000 albums worldwide and are the most-successful act in the Kerrang! Awards category of “Best British Band” with three wins.
“Temper Temper” definitively will not disappointing any of their fans and critics, this is a solid, smartly build-up, flawless album – doubtlessly, another commercial triumph. Those who loved BFMV till now, will keep loving them for now on, and, obviously, those who hate’em, will keep on hate’em.
Simultaneously heavy and memorable, “Temper Temper” might be considered the new standard of the genre and probably many other bands will try to copy this sound and concept on their upcoming releases.
01. Breaking Point
02. Truth Hurts
03. Temper Temper
05. Dirty Little Secret
07. Dead To The World
09. Saints n Sinners
10. Tears Don’t Fall (Part 2)
11. Livin Life (On The Edge of A Knife)
On November 12 a music video for the single “Temper Temper” was released. It was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Michael Dispenza. On December 17th, 2012 the next single was released via YouTube named “Riot”. On January 11th, 2013 the music video for “Riot” was released. The band collaborated with Chris Jericho from Fozzy on the song “Dead To The World”. Jericho helped write the lyrics to the song. The album was leaked on February 1.
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