Venom (Deluxe Edition) mp3 Album by Bullet For My Valentine

Venom (Deluxe Edition)by Bullet For My Valentine

  • 15 Tracks
  • 320 kbps
  • 57:14


2.No Way Out3:54
3.Army of Noise4:18
5.You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)4:15
8.The Harder the Heart (The Harder It Breaks)4:00
10.Hell or High Water4:37
12.Playing God3:52
13.Run for Your Life3:35
14.In Loving Memory4:02
15.Raising Hell4:35
This album's kinda lingering in the "not bad, but not great either" zone for me. Although the members of Bullet for My Valentine (judging by their Facebook page) seem very proud of and excited about this album, I don't find much of it very memorable. "Scream, Aim, Fire!" had way more songs that really differed from one another and got my attention in one way or another, even "Fever" had some really epic material to offer, but this is just kind of bland. That being said, there are quite a few tracks I choose to keep from this album, and what follows will tell you why.

"No Way Out" - Nice dynamic riff to begin. This isn't their most technical work on the guitars by any means, but it's exciting and the message is something I find socially important at this point in history. People's suffering is only compounded by feelings of isolation, so for Bullet to be out there making music like this that can reach so many people is a service to humanity.

"Venom" - The title track. This one is very personally relate-able for me, in more ways than Bullet probably intended or you'd probably believe if I told you. It's one of the most melodic songs on the album, and I think the closest thing it has to a ballad. The clean tone riff is a refreshing contrast from the song's "almost-as-if-we've-got-a-point-to-prove" emphasis on overdriven guitars.

"The Harder the Heart..." - This song interests me the most out of anything on this album. It's one of the most creative guitar-wise, if only because there's an attention-grabbing lead riff soaring over the rhythm section a lot of the time. And I like the message. It's true, the more contracted and rigid we are, the more easily we fall apart, and whoever hopes to live well had better learn to be 'fluid' in their way of feeling and relating to the world, so as to adapt and grow.

"Pariah" - This is definitely the most innovation I hear from Tuck and Padge on this album. Unfortunately we have Moose committing the cardinal sin of metal drumming in the background, that paste-eatingly-simplistic "dik-DIK-dikka-dik, dik-DIK-dikka-dik, dik-DIK-dikka-dik," rhythm, over and over ad-nauseum in the intro. Thankfully he knocks it off by the time the verse starts, and has the good taste and sense not to try and recycle that same beat for two-thirds of the album like some metal bands these days (::COUGH::augustburnsred...