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Hearts Burst Into Fire

bfmvalentine.jpgDo you listen to Bullet for My Valentine? The Welsh band is described as metalcore, but I think their new CD is on the heavier side of Glam.

I know, I know.

You came here today to read an article about Poison, Great White or maybe even my childhood. Today, I really want you to seriously consider giving Bullet for My Valentine a chance. Their latest effort Scream, Aim, Fire is honestly phenomenal. Yes, there are still a few "cookie monster" vocals, but overall, this album is full of Glam guitar solos. Read me: GLAM GUITAR SOLOS.

Don't take my word on this. Listen to this fan created clip of "Hearts Burst Into Fire." Go ahead, I'll wait. We'll chat on the other side of this clip. 


Pretty good, huh?

Scream, Aim, Fire just drips with influences by the likes of Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Guns n' Roses...and Poison. I can hear all those bands - and more - in "Hearts Burst Into Fire." I bet you can too. It's perfectly O.K. to resist. I was skeptical at first too, but Bullet for My Valentine - like Avenged Sevenfold - are different than other modern Metal bands.

The ironic thing here is that I bet every member of BFMV would loathe being grouped in with bands like classic Guns n' Roses and Poison. This just proves 80s Glam bands are still relevant, influencing new bands with great riffs and melodic harmonies.

I'll be seeing Bullet for My Valentine live next Friday night. I'll be sure to share my experience.  

Photo credit: Bullet for My Valentine via Myspace.  





Reader Comments (11)

I heard these guys open for Maiden in Toronto ( I was in the merch queue, and so didn't see them ) I saw the last song or two. They sucked.

I bought this new CD this week, and it is awesome. Not as good as A7X, but still a world away from their first.
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I don't know that they would object to being lumped in with GNR - they were supporting GNR on the UK tour in 2006, which is the only time I've seen them.
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Im pretty sure these were the guys that opened for GnR during their "warmup" shows at the Hammerstein in NYC in '06. They weren't bad. Nothing to write home about though.
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
The first CD was all screamo, you should check out this new one, regardless of what they did before.
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Got to agree this song is awesome
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSockpuppet
Well, my opinion in A7X is better out of the two listed. But anyway.

I am a BFMV fan. I listen to their songs, I even bought a t-shirt of theirs last weekend. I love the song "Tears Don't Fall"; one of my favorites.

And Iron Maiden is exactly what I thought when I heard them. The dueling guitar solos always do.

Have fun seeing them next week; I'm sure they'll put on a great show.
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
Yes, A7X is a better band.

- Allyson
February 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
March 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
hey guys !
found sofar unreleased stuff from the band on this !
it`s realy awesome, check it out:

i luv this band !!!!!
March 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdexter
Bullet For My Valentine are an amazing band. There first album was amazing but i think this tops it. I have seen BFMV twice and would give my arm to go again. This song especially rocks.

A7X rule to :)
March 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike
bullet for my valentine is the best band ever
October 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercody reed

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