Do 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.