After releasing 2008’s awesome Scream Aim Fire, Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine apparently decided they were too metal, so they went back to emo rock with their most recent release, Fever.
Album opener “Your Betrayal,” offers some nice crunchy guitar work, but other than that, the album doesn’t offer squat.
It seems they’re starting to shift away from their thrashy leanings and back to emo mediocrity. This album lacks the intensity of Scream Aim Fire, as well as the intensity of a true metal album in general. It’ll satisfy their scenester fans, but fans of Scream Aim Fire will have a hard time listening to the whole thing without getting bored.
If Bullet For My Valentine were to only perform songs from Fever during a tour, they would have little success in the grand scheme of things.
This is, without a doubt, the most disappointing metal album of 2010 so far. This is what happens when four talented musicians go for radio play instead of focusing on the quality of their album content.