WILL BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE BE THE AVENGED SEVENFOLD OF 2008?
Don’t say you didn’t see it coming; with the band’s surprise breakthrough success of The Poison in 2006, Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine are poised for a huge year in 2008 with their new record Scream, Aim, Fire. Much like Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine are one of those bands that really get metal fans riled up; you either love them or you hate them, and whichever you do, you do it vehemently.
Metal purists will claim the band are another in a long line of growled-verse / clean-chorus cookie cutter “chugga chugga” metalcore bands. Fans will point out the band’s songwriting ability and the fact that they have actually been a band for a long time. It’ll surely be one of the most hotly debated topics here on MetalSucks, and certainly one of the most divisive bands to have a record out in ’08. But whatever you think about BFMV, one thing is certain; with the self-titled first single already making huge waves at radio (according to a press release), Scream, Aim, Fire will sell a ton of records, and the band will continue to do well on the road, worldwide.
Here’s the new metal-video-by-numbers video (warehouse? check. wall of amp cabinets? check. ok, let’s roll!) for “Scream, Aim, Fire”: