Song of the Week: Bullet For My Valentine – "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)"
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:50:13
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We get a powerful metal masterpiece from the Welsh outfit's new album Venom...
Bullet for My Valentine are winning the battle for metal domination with the latest single from their full-length album Venom [RCA Records], "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)." The Welsh metallic warriors lock and load the biggest bruiser of their career here, churning out a call-to-arms that could very be like their "Walk" or "Symphony of Destruction." It's that catchy and tight—as any anthem of this caliber should be.
The track couples a calculated a riff attack with vocalist and guitarist Matt Tuck's signature snarl captivating and crushing at every turn. He sounds downright vicious on the verse just before exploding into a massive refrain that's meant to be screamed by 80,000 fans on festival grounds worldwide. He fights back hard, hitting the hot-button topic of bullying head-on and giving fans something tangible for empowerment. Lead guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget brings the fret fire, locking in with Tuck while Michael "Moose" Thomas sounds as fierce as ever behind the drum kit. This is the sound of a band locking into a landmark moment. It's like their Master of Puppets or Through the Ashes of Empires, recalibrating energies into something that's downright definitive.
We've been waiting for a metal record like this all year that's as intricate as it is infectious. This is Bullet For My Valentine's masterpiece and their moment. This is Venom. Make sure you get it on August 14, 2015.
Watch the Music Video for "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)"
See our feature on why 'Venom' is a masterpiece!
The single "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)" From Bullet for My Valentine is available now on RCA Records..