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Bullet for My Valentine

Published 2 years ago on September 15, 2018

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

 

Other highlights from the record include "Letting You Go," "The Very Last Time," and "Under Again." These tracks are among those that are likely to surprise Bullet's core audience as they mark a departure from the metalcore scene they were hugely instrumental in popularising.

Jonathan Graham

Leap Of Faith
For two decades, Welsh quartet Bullet for My Valentine has successfully mixed punk-infused metal, thrash and even some pop sensibilities to create some of the most melodic, metallic, dark rock songs of the new millennium. With their new album 'Gravity' dropping last month Guitar Interactive Magazine editor, Jonathan Graham sat down with BFMV's Matt Tuck and Michael Paget ahead of the release to discuss the writing and recording of the record, the band's plans for 2018 and we take a look at the pair's current live rig.

Following the massive success of career-changing albums like 'The Poison' (2005), 'Fever' (2010), and 'Temper Temper' (2013), and the chart-topping singles "Scream Aim Fire," "Your Betrayal," "All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)" and "Tears Don't Fall," Bridgend, South Wales' finest, Bullet for My Valentine are back with a brand new album and a fresh new direction in the form of 'Gravity.' With this new release, BFMV is clearly looking to stretch their creative wings like never before. 'Gravity' delicately balances the caustic riffage the band is well known for but with added elements of film-score electronica and even icy synth pads.

Straight from the opening track "Leap Of Faith" (which although is just as heavy as any of Bullet's biggest tunes to date), there is a clear and distinctive sound to the record which consistently flows right to the final track; the stripped-down and emotive "Breathe Underwater." The latter revealing a side to the band that's rarely been heard before.

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