Bullet For My Valentine "Riot" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:50:51
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"It's time for war," snarls Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck on "Riot".
Touting a thrash blast riff, the fight begins immediately with a bang on the band's second single from Temper Temper. "Riot" stands out as one of the most incendiary sonic grenades in Bullet For My Valentine's well-stocked arsenal. Michael "Moose" Thomas powers through an intense drum groove matched by Jason James's violent bass wallop. The fretboards practically burn up under Tuck and Michael "Padge" Paget's fleet-fingered virtuosity, especially once the solo kicks in.
Temper Temper truly feels like a landmark for the group already. It's like that moment when Megadeth dropped Countdown to Extinction, Metallica unleashed The Black Album, or Pantera unveiled Vulgar Display of Power. The technicality is there, but the grooves are too.
The war for metal supremacy is well underway and Bullet For My Valentine are winning it.
"Riot" hits iTunes January 15, while Temper Temper drops February 12.
Listen to "Riot" below!
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