Review Summary: Bullet what happened to you
Back in 05 when I heard of this band, at first I thought they were going to be nothing special, just a band filled with whiny vocals and some heavy chugs. After the release of The Poison, I fell in love with this band for some odd reason everything had good flow, nothing was over-produced, the band knew what they were doing and they were executing it pretty well for a debut. Time took it's toll on this band, and the fame that they got had slowly went into their heads, 2010 brought Fever which marked the downhill spiral this band would follow, and 2013 marked the official end of Bullet For My Valentine.
Temper Temper starts off with "Breaking Point" which is faintly returning to the original roots of this band, and after a somewhat well written beginning, the band loses all momentum with what is supposed to be the verse. The guitar is very weak, the drums are even weaker, and the vocals have lost all inspiration, sounding weaker then ever. The song structure of just one track immediately made it clear this band had fallen from grace, and the lack of creativity to the lyrics only justifies this. The lyrics are on constant repeat on not just this song, but the entire album with no variety at all. After a weak start with "Breaking Point" second track "Truth Hurts" stars about the same as previous track, although slightly better, utilizing some decent vocals and guitar found in previous works, the chorus however weakens the song terribly, falling into repetitiveness and uncreative.
The album follows the same formula as the previous two tracks, somewhat empowering beginnings then weak and uninspired choruses with little to no creativity, and weak lyrics that can not be justified at all. A few tracks in we have "P.O.W" which is probably the only shining moment on this album. The guitar is emotional, the lyrics seem to have more meaning behind them, and the song flows quite well. If anything, this song is a testament that bands will always try to utilize their signature sound even in a weak manner such as this one. With a few good lyrics here and there such as "In my darkest hour, a place where there's no light I'm trapped in this nightmare" shows Bullet hasn't completely lost their fire, but have only a small flame in what was a raging inferno.
Following a few more awful songs, the worst of them comes up to be the most uncreative song on the entire album. "Leech" is, well mediocre at best, with repetitive lyrics that have no variation in the slightest, repeating every line 6 or more times before each chorus, which follows the same exact formula. With the end of this and a few more terrible songs, we have a blast from the past "Tear's Don't Fall Part 2". When I first heard this song, I was hopeful, the original was pretty much the best Bullet could ever put out, and using their most successful song again sounded like it could be almost successful on it's own. The lyrics are like the rest of the album, very poorly written but something about them leaves that stick factor in your head, it's horribly catchy, but the backing instruments are just to watered down to be of real service to the song.
This album truly isn't what they promised it to be, with a few shining moments on a few tracks, Bullet shows they have some life left in them somewhere. With such a big time frame to write something meaningful, Bullet seems to have gone to the world of mainstream, and sold out.