Bullet for My Valentine
Temper Temper


1.0
awful

Review

by ugh pop punk i'm not hong USER (6 Reviews)
June 19th, 2013 | 65 replies


Release Date: 02/12/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bullet hits the bottom.

The Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine became superstars after releasing their debut album, The Poison, in 2005. After that they have been slowly declining on every album and Temper Temper continues this trend, however in the worst possible way. Temper Temper lacks all the aggression and energy that made The Poison a fresh breeze in the mainstream metal scene. This was the case already in the three years ago released Fever but the problem here is that while Fever managed to be full of catchy tunes that could easily affect on their target audience, teenagers, basically none of the eleven tracks on Temper Temper have any replay value. The album opener “Breaking Point” and the title track are the closest attempts on that but even they fall being generic and toothless songs that have really nothing memorable in them. To be honest most of the tracks seem to be just bad rip-offs of their own songs which is most notably seen on the follow-up to their hit song from The Poison, “Tears Don’t Fall”.

However, while “Tears Don’t Fall, Pt. 2” pales in comparison to its predecessor, it is ironical that it is on the top of the tracklist in quality, with “Dead to the World” which has a relatively impressive guitar solo. Aside from the four songs mentioned the whole album doesn’t have a single even tolerable song and you know things aren’t going well when the most memorable moment of the album comes in a shape of being particularly laughable: “Riot” has frankly one of the worst choruses I’ve heard in my life. The guitars hit one note in the same tempo and the singer Matthew Tuck shouts awkwardly ‘Riot!’ which is followed by even more awkward ‘whooo-ooa’s. This is the point where there's no way to go any lower, as the whole song is one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever heard to be honest.

Actually, all the songs follow the same generic formula without simply any sign of experimentation. This album could really well be described as the Nickelback of metal, as their only target seems to be hitting on the mainstream charts. Frankly, with a tracklist this bad even achieving that is a surprise. Tuck’s voice has never been anything special but on Temper Temper it is mostly annoying and his shouts, which are pretty much the only edge on his vocals, are almost completely absent. Bullet for My Valentine has always been well-known for their immature and simple lyrics but on Temper Temper they have gone even worse. The ultimate bottom is reached in “Riot” but none of the lyrics on the other songs have any creative lines either and are, as usually with Bullet for My Valentine, dealing with the immature teen angst. Especially “Dirty Little Secrets” has incredibly stupid lyrics that made me think how it is even possible that they are written by an over 30-year-old man.

Even though it was kind of predictable that Temper Temper wouldn’t be anything good it is still a disappointment as being, kindly said, a total embarrassment. It can be seen that Bullet for My Valentine didn’t even try to reach their best when it comes to songwriting but this really is a touch at the bottom. It is a shame that while the band’s future looked bright after The Poison, eight years later we can do nothing but laugh at their latest album. The band can’t really go any more downwards from this.



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Artuma
June 19th 2013


13466 Comments

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my first review in a while, tell me what ya think of it. this album pisses me off so much

Digging: Indian Summer - Science 1994

Mister Twister
June 19th 2013


1612 Comments


Some dicey wording, like the concluding sentence, here and there. Also, "laughableness" isn't a word. Other than that, it's solid.

DegausserGuernica24
June 19th 2013


1134 Comments


Really shocked that Not Invincible was a bonus track and not an official song. It's so much better than any of the songs on the original tracklist.

Artuma
June 19th 2013


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"Also, "laughableness" isn't a word." tell me what could replace it, i'm not an English native. thanks
anyway

Artuma
June 19th 2013


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thanks Malenchanted, TDF2 isn't that bad tbh but it's pretty obviously ripped off from the original one

DegausserGuernica24
June 19th 2013


1134 Comments


LIVIN LIFE

















































ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2013


10373 Comments


Solid review Artuma. The only song I've really heard from these guys is Your Betrayal and that was pretty solid. This sounds terrible though haha

Mister Twister
June 19th 2013


1612 Comments


Maybe say "the most memorable moment is one that is laughable:"

I don't know, that's my best suggestion. It's an odd sentence.

Artuma
June 19th 2013


13466 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

@Mongi, thanks man! Your Betrayal is easily better than any song on this. @raisehell, i will edit
that, i guess i'm not using that sentence exactly though

Artuma
June 19th 2013


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fixed the non-existant word

EvoHavok
June 19th 2013


1411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Oh, an Artuma review! Nice! Why did you pick this, though?

Digging: Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken

Artuma
June 19th 2013


13466 Comments

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because i felt i wanna say everything that is wrong with this :D i really hate this album

EvoHavok
June 19th 2013


1411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah, it's a failure. I genuinely enjoyed the previous ones...

Artuma
June 19th 2013


13466 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

yeah, The Poison and Scream Aim Fire were decent and Fever had some good songs here and there (even though overall that album was yelling "sell-out!" as well)

EvoHavok
June 19th 2013


1411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Fever had everything someone could want from accessible metal without being retarded. This, on the other hand...

Artuma
June 19th 2013


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Fever is only a tad less lazy than this imo actually, but yeah it is still more than one step ahead of this

EvoHavok
June 19th 2013


1411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Eh, no more Hand of Blood stuff.

EvoHavok
June 19th 2013


1411 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Their best song, yeah.

Artuma
June 19th 2013


13466 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

my favorite song by them might be 4 Words (to Choke Upon)

Artuma
June 19th 2013


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ugh yeah this used to be one of my favorite bands in that age too



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