Poison [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD]

Poison [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD]

by Bullet for My Valentine
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Poison [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD]

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.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2007
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886970902120
catalogNumber: 709021
Rank: 45033


Disc 1

  1. Intro
  2. Her Voice Resides
  3. 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
  4. Tears Don't Fall
  5. Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)
  6. Hit the Floor
  7. All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)
  8. Room 409
  9. The Poison
  10. 10 Years Today
  11. Cries in Vain
  12. Spit You Out
  13. The End
  14. 7 Days
  15. My First, Your Mouth, Her Scars
  16. Welcomre Home (Sanitarium)
  17. Tears Don't Fall

Disc 2

  1. 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
  2. Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)
  3. Cries in Vain
  4. All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)
  5. Her Voice Resides
  6. Hand of Blood
  7. 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
  8. Tears Don't Fall
  9. All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bullet for My Valentine   Primary Artist
Jay Baby James   Bass,Vocals
Matthew Tuck   Guitar,Vocals
Moose Thomas   Drums
Jay James   Bass Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

James Hetfield   Composer
Colin Richardson   Producer,Audio Production
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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The Poison 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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I had no idea who BFMV was until I heard about it from a friend. I listened to one song (Tears Dont Fall) and that was it; I had to buy the CD. The instant I herd the music I was hooked. I love this band and I love this CD.
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