Bullet For My Valentine - Venom

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Venom is the fifth studio album by Welsh heavy metal band Bullet For My Valentine, released in August 2015 by RCA Records.

Venom finds Bullet For My Valentine on the defensive, offering up a meaty and aggressive 11-track set aimed squarely at diffusing some of the concerns that fans voiced upon the release of 2013's uneven Temper Temper.

After a short ambient intro, the band wastes little time in getting their hands dirty, digging into the first single "No Way Out" with all the delicacy of a lion pack descending on a broken-legged gazelle. A visceral mix of taut, dueling guitar-monies, old-school thrash propulsion, and a chorus that burrows into your eardrums and lays eggs, it's the perfect opening volley, even though it sets the bar a bit high for what follows.

Bullet For My Valentine have always worn their influences proudly (and loudly) on their tattered sleeves, and that penchant for classicist metal serves as Venom's foundation, but the band is also a product of its time, and post-hardcore breakdowns and generic blasts of screamo-fueled angst are likely to creep in and occasionally dumb down the proceedings, especially on less immediate cuts.

That said, it's hard to find fault with the album's high points, as each of them, from the aforementioned "No Way Out" to the brooding, slow-burn title track and the unabashedly stadium-ready "You Want A Battle? (Here's A War)", undeniably play to the group's strengths.

The band's detractors will probably complain that the template remains firmly in place, and the band is aimlessly trekking through well-trodden terrain, but by returning to their roots, Bullet For My Valentine seem to have reignited the spark that made their early work so vital.

Check out the tracks: “No Way Out”; “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)”; “Army Of Noise”; “Venom”; “Worthless” and “Skin”. 

This Special Deluxe Edition double LP with four bonus tracks and digital download is pressed in Europe on black vinyl.

(888751172418)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

V

1:26

A2

No Way Out

3:53

A3

Army Of Noise

4:18

A4

Worthless

3:18

B1

You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)

4:14

B2

Broken

3:39

B3

Venom

3:54

B4

The Harder The Heart (The Harder It Breaks)

4:00

C1

Skin

3:59

C2

Hell Or High Water

4:36

C3

Pariah

3:46

D1

Playing God (Bonus Track)

3:52

D2

Run For Your Life (Bonus Track)

3;34

D3

In Loving Memory (Demo Version) (Bonus Track)

4:02

D4

Raising Hell (Bonus Track)

4:35

SKU 888751172418
Record Label RCA Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88875 11724 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 14 August 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 14 August 2015
Barcode # 888751172418
Shipping Weight 0.4850kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeves, MP3 Download Code, 4 Extra Tracks Included, Special Deluxe Edition
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Hard Rock
Genre Heavy Metal
Genre Metalcore
Format VINYL LP

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