stresses how well the band works as a unit, composing songs which simply deliver their message with anthemic, memorable gusto, and a heritage-minded, traditional heavy metal sensibility. This dogged determination by Bullet For My Valentine to be as widely appealing as possible works in their favor, of course, but does so with a musical credibility which can't be denied. No, these songs are well-written and well-performed, featuring kick-quick harmonic guitar lines, punishing drums and the elusively sweet vocals of front/axe man Matt Tuck.
This devil-may-care determination for detail should be commended simply for how much higher this material stands over so many of its contemporaries. Truly: when it comes to this style of music, Bullet For My Valentine have no equal.
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(CD cover courtesy Jive Records)