The Poison [Deluxe CD/DVD] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Bullet for My Valentine hails from the same stomping grounds in South Wales as peers Funeral for a Friend, thus sparking comparisons between the Welsh acts that go further than a fondness for dark, morose band names. It's hard to deny a certain likeness to their Funeral friends throughout The Poison -- check out the dynamics of "Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow" -- but the difference lies with BFMV's songs falling much closer to the metal side of things, chugging harder through emotional lyrics than their melodic counterparts. For fans of Alexisonfire and Atreyu, they employ the glossy, melodic metal-meets-emo aesthetic, utilizing darkly romanticized lyrics that are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Bullet for My Valentine hails from the same stomping grounds in South Wales as peers Funeral for a Friend, thus sparking comparisons between the Welsh acts that go further than a fondness for dark, morose band names. It's hard to deny a certain likeness to their Funeral friends throughout The Poison -- check out the dynamics of "Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow" -- but the difference lies with BFMV's songs falling much closer to the metal side of things, chugging harder through emotional lyrics than their melodic counterparts. For fans of Alexisonfire and Atreyu, they employ the glossy, melodic metal-meets-emo aesthetic, utilizing darkly romanticized lyrics that are smoothly sung and growled side-by-side. Bullet for My Valentine's self-proclaimed love of powerful riffs and classic metal is dotted all over their full-length debut ("Room 409," "Spit You Out"), though it begins with a deceivingly tranquil instrumental intro that leads directly into the metalcore realms of "Her Voice Resides." This song is one of many that, despite its rigorous execution, can't hide the fact that the guys are really softies at heart ("my heart is bursting through my chest/ and now I'm crying, the tears are pouring off my face"). Overall, The Poison is a well-produced, solid effort -- but seeing as they're now trying to take over American hearts, it would be nice to see future attempts to distinguish themselves more from the new-school pack. [This deluxe edition of the album adds four bonus tracks, including an acoustic version of "Tears Don't Fall." It also contains a DVD made up of videos and live performances.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2007
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • UPC: 886970902120
  • Catalog Number: 709021
  • Sales rank: 47,969

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:21)
  2. 2 Her Voice Resides (4:18)
  3. 3 4 Words (To Choke Upon) (3:43)
  4. 4 Tears Don't Fall (5:48)
  5. 5 Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do) (3:35)
  6. 6 Hit the Floor (3:30)
  7. 7 All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me) (3:45)
  8. 8 Room 409 (4:01)
  9. 9 The Poison (3:39)
  10. 10 10 Years Today (3:55)
  11. 11 Cries in Vain (3:56)
  12. 12 Spit You Out (4:07)
  13. 13 The End (6:46)
  14. 14 7 Days (3:25)
  15. 15 My First, Your Mouth, Her Scars (3:52)
  16. 16 Welcomre Home (Sanitarium) (6:16)
  17. 17 Tears Don't Fall (4:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
  2. 2 Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)
  3. 3 Cries in Vain
  4. 4 All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)
  5. 5 Her Voice Resides
  6. 6 Hand of Blood
  7. 7 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
  8. 8 Tears Don't Fall
  9. 9 All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bullet for My Valentine Primary Artist
Jay Baby James Bass, Vocals
Matthew Tuck Guitar, Vocals
Moose Thomas Drums
Technical Credits
James Hetfield Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Colin Richardson Producer
Jeff Rose Producer
Lars Ulrich Composer
Apocalyptica Composer
Andy Sneap Producer
Craig Jennings Management
John Sherwood Director, Producer
Marc Schettler Engineer
Matthias Mirke Director, Producer
Bullet for My Valentine Composer
Matthew Tuck Composer
Tony Petrossian Video Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Poison by Bullet For My Valentine

    I love this CD! It was amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love bullet

    I love Bullet For My Valentine. They are fun to sing to. Great pump-up music!

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