Scream Aim Fire

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All Music Guide - Katherine Fulton
Bullet for My Valentine hits the ground running and maintains a blistering pace throughout most of Scream Aim Fire, not even slowing down for "Hearts Burst Into Fire," the first of two love songs featured on the album. It's definitely harder and more aggressive than the band's debut album, The Poison, which had a sound evenly divided between emo and metal. For Scream Aim Fire, Bullet for My Valentine leans more toward the latter and sounds increasingly self-assured and solid for it. That's not to say that the group has switched genres or completely changed their approach -- Scream Aim Fire isn't an album from a band in transition, but a band in the process of evolving....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Katherine Fulton
Bullet for My Valentine hits the ground running and maintains a blistering pace throughout most of Scream Aim Fire, not even slowing down for "Hearts Burst Into Fire," the first of two love songs featured on the album. It's definitely harder and more aggressive than the band's debut album, The Poison, which had a sound evenly divided between emo and metal. For Scream Aim Fire, Bullet for My Valentine leans more toward the latter and sounds increasingly self-assured and solid for it. That's not to say that the group has switched genres or completely changed their approach -- Scream Aim Fire isn't an album from a band in transition, but a band in the process of evolving. Having found a formula that works, Bullet for My Valentine expands it and incorporates different influences. The guitar solos in "Waking the Demon" are comparable to those on Avenged Sevenfold's City of Evil, while Matt Tuck's vocals on "Deliver Us from Evil" bear enough resemblance to Gerard Way that they induce a double take. But thanks to Scream Aim Fire's pacing, it can be difficult to appreciate the band's growth. The songs breeze by at the beginning, slow down for two or three tracks in the middle, then pick up abruptly toward the end. A more even distribution between fast and slow songs would have done the album a world of good. Fortunately, Bullet for My Valentine ends the album effort with "Forever and Always," an arena-ready power ballad whose unwavering midtempo beat is steadying after the frenetic songs that precede it. Its concert-closer feel isn't coincidence -- not only does the song bring Scream Aim Fire to a satisfying conclusion; it also begs for an encore.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • UPC: 886972139326
  • Catalog Number: 721393
  • Sales rank: 26,614

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bullet for My Valentine Primary Artist
Jay Baby James Bass
Matthew Tuck Guitar, Vocals
Moose Thomas Drums
Jay James Bass Guitar, Vocals
Padge Guitar
Technical Credits
Matt Hyde Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Colin Richardson Producer, Audio Production
Jeff Rose Engineer
Benji Webbe Composer
Craig Jennings Management
Rick Sales Management
Jeff Gilligan Art Direction
Ginger Ford Engineer
Bullet for My Valentine Composer
Matthew Tuck Composer
Don Clark Photo Illustration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    Awesome they definately pulled it off. It may not be as hard as their last ablum but it can be overlooked with how good the rest of it is. A good mix of light and heavy and loud and soft make this album one of my favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BFMV

    I fell I love with Tears don't Fall after two of my friends showed me the music video. I did not know the name of the band until my sister got this CD from a friend, I recognized the name so I listened to it and sure enough Tears Don't Fall was by them. I listened to the rest of the CD and it was amazing so I went out and bought my own copy and in a day I knew the first four songs word for word. In almost a year and a half of knowing them I heard they were coming out with Scream Aim Fire and I flipped out and could not wait and I wrote the date everywhere to make sure I didn't forget. I got it the day it came out and I listened to the whole thing twice and fell in love with Forever And Always, Eye Of The Storm, and Hearts Burst Into Fire. The CD is amazing and if your not a fan I think you could become a fan from this CD alone. I must say they are my favorite band "next to Pink Floyd".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Listen

    These guys are good at what they do. This album has some really great songs on it. The guitars are tight and the vocals are good (he uses alot of voice doubling, but it works). Its been awhile since I've been excited about a relatively new band, but I like Bullet For My Valentine.

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