★Bullet For My Valentine -BFMV, with a lot of passion
-The CD jacket of the album ”Temper Temper” looked like something bloodstained and that scared me.-
My first impression of their songs at a CD shop was that they had a lot of passion. The guitar solos were sooo fast and aggressive that they seemed to be rushing straight at me. The CD jacket of the album ”Temper Temper” looked like something bloodstained and that scared me. So for a while I stayed away from their music. It was something like a demon for me anyway. Maybe I was too chicken to handle their strong and destructive passions, but I guess maybe they were just really good at marketing and promotion.
★Several years later I happened to listen to the song “Tears Don’t Fall”.
-Matthew Tuck’s way of singing was not only destructive but also fragile.-
It totally changed my image about their music. Sometimes I have such unexpected encounters when I surf new music! I met them “again” by chance. It was so fun, and I guess you’ve probably experienced this kind of thing, too.
My view was that they became better for me with sophisticated song melodies, while still keeping their strong and aggressive passion. Matthew Tuck’s way of singing was not only destructive but also fragile. The voice was hard and solid, and at the same time it was sensitive. For this reason I became a fan of his at once. People say that he lost his voice temporarily once. I guess he hurt his vocal cord and this experience changed his voice and way of singing naturally.
★The song “Over It” has a great contrast between the main clean vocal and death voice screaming.
BFMV is a band that has been evolving into one that matches my taste. They just have so many fantastic, cool songs. I’m not scared of them anymore, of course. The song “Over It” has a great contrast between the main clean vocal and death voice screaming. The melodies are so cool, I like this song so much I feel like I don’t need any other sounds at all!
★Another recommendation is “Letting You Go”.
Getting into the drum rhythms, the melodies become so aggressive and delightful. He shouts clearly and strongly at the same time. His tough voice is never lost amid the other parts (guitar, bass, and drums). It’s amazing that he can express feelings of depression with his own kind of sonic pressure.
★“Venom” naturally expresses their tastes even in a slow-tempo song.
On the other hand is the song “Venom”. They naturally express their tastes even in a slow-tempo song like this. I like the current BFMV much better than their early stuff. So I plan to keep chasing them as a huge fan, Master BFMV!