Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
There’s something to be said for a band who time and time and again demonstrate an evolution of sound, a maturity in song, and are able to grow with their fans on a shared journey–Bullet For My Valentine are one such band.
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Here lie 11 tracks of pure, unadulterated realness. Bullet’s sixth studio album Gravity is rife with cutthroat lyrics, violent rhythms and electro licks signalling a major leap in creative development for the iconic Welsh rockers. Opener Leap Of Faith is a total punch to the chest of emotion, the band making a powerful statement with an adulterous melody, a trend that continues throughout the album.
Gravity is beautifully demonstrative of Bullet For My Valentine’s journey and proves the band to be at the strongest point of their career in every area.
Don’t be fooled by the gentle undertones of piano in Letting You Go, it’s packed with venom. And don’t mistake The Very Last Time for anything but a brutal telling of reaching the end of your tether and overcoming self-doubt. Bullet For My Valentine have solidified their 20-year history in a solid package of brute force, heart-wrenching tunes, with frontman Matt Tuck giving some of the best performances he ever has, particularly in Under Again.
There’s a song here for every fan–the rough relationship banger, the stick-it-to-the-man anthem, the crowd pleaser, and every song is going to mean something different to each listener – but ultimately, Gravity is beautifully demonstrative of Bullet For My Valentine’s journey and proves the band to be at the strongest point of their career in every area.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Leap Of Faith, Not Dead Yet, Under Again
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