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The Poison [Enhanced]

Bullet for My Valentine Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Biography by Corey Apar
Since their inception in 2003, the Welsh quartet Bullet for My Valentine have been taking cues from '80s metal bands and the punk-infused metal of the new millennium to make melodic, metallic, dark rock songs. Originating from Bridgend, South Wales — a breeding ground for likeminded groups like Funeral for a Friend and LostProphets — the group ... Read more in Amazon's Bullet for My Valentine Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • ASIN: B000AIZ8WM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Intro 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Her Voice Resides 4:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. 4 Words [to Choke Upon] 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tears Don'T Fall 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Suffocating Under Words Of Sorrow [what Can I Do] 3:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hit The Floor 3:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. All These Things I Hate [revolve Around Me] [album Version] 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Room 409 4:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Poison 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. 10 Years Today 3:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Cries In Vain 4:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Spit You Out 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The End 6:45£0.79  Buy MP3 

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The debut album from Bullet For My Valentine sees these Welsh rockers stake a claim to a plot of the UK metal soil already conquered by valleys countrymen Lostprophets and Funeral For A Friend. Whereas the ‘Prophets choose to dose their rock with an ‘80s new romantic sheen and F4AF temper it with an emotional hardcore edge, Bullet are all about the unreconstructed metal of Iron Maiden, early Metallica, and Judas Priest. Unquestionably, lead guitarist Michael ‘Padge’ Padget has an ear for barbed riffs and the sort of dexterous fretboard work that befits an axe hero in the waiting. But the likes of "Her Voice Resides" and (deep breath) "Suffocating Under The Words Of Sorrow (What Can I Do)" find the band working with the tight union of potential Donnington headliners, and given this is their first album proper, that’s impressive going. Although it’s not immediately obvious, there’s an emotional edge to the likes of "All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)" that will undoubtedly appeal to the emo fraternity weaned on Funeral’s passionate, holler-along choruses.--Louis Pattison

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CD Visible Noise, TORMENT50CD, 2005 13 Track

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING!!! YOU MUST HAVE IT!!! 3 Dec 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is the best album i own, hands down, no way around it. The driven riffs and melodies are isntantly attractive and the solos are stunning. Couple that to some awesome lyrics and this is the best album i now own. If you own any trivium, killswitch, atreyu, metallica, iron maiden, spineshank, F4AF, 36 Crazy Fists, Ill Nino, or even audioslave, then buy this, as there will be something in this for you. Songs of especial note are; 'Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)', the best song on the album, 'Hit the Floor' which is a little (only a little mind) more chilled than alot of the rest of the album, 'All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me) lyrics with which we could all have sympathised with at some point in our lives and the way it errupts after the intro is awesome (won it a place as my ringtone ha ha :-P) , and finally '10 Years Today' which i must admit is a new take on the theme of loss, but listen to the lyrics and it is as sad and heartwarming (yes at the same time) as they come and lead singer Matt Tuck has done an especially awesome job with that song, obviously drawing on past experiences....
Well done Bullet....keep it up! (Now, when's the next one out? :-P)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album 4 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit that I was originally attracted to Bullet by their recent fame and hype, mainly conjured up by the kerrang awards. However, after hearing the mini album I was hugely impressed by the band, who seemingly offered a raw british and more technical feel to the metal scene, something that only Trivium seemed to have achieved in recent memory with the brilliant 'Ascendancy'.
I came to this full length debut album with caution, not wanting to get sucked in by the hype but I am amazed by what the band has to offer. From emotional twin lead-guitar driven songs to full on metal assaults and mcuh slower melodies that effortlessly interweave the popular but somewhat now exhausted "scream-sing" technique with technical guitar playing, especially solos like those on "Tears don't fall"; it makes it feel fresh and exciting. Technically the musicians are at the top of their games and the album is riddled with powerful anthem-like songs such as "Ten days Today" or "Tears Don't fall".
I have been listening to the album solid for the 12 hours since I have recieved it and I heartily recommend that you buy it and help Bullet for my Valentine gain mainstream fame.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 3 Oct 2005
By Si
Format:Audio CD
Never judge a book by its cover. When i first heard of bullet for my valentine i dismissed them as another 'emo' band without actually listening to them. my bad. Having heard their self titled ep i realised how mistaken i was. For a start they are not emo at all. I have since been waiting for the best part of a year for their first full length album. The wait was most definately worth it. 50+ minutes of melodic, intense, catchy, heavy, rocking tracks, that left me wanting more. if you love good riffs in songs this album is a must. I personally do love a good guitar riff and this album is full of em. who said the riff had died? If the poison is anything to go by it will be around for a long time yet. A fantastic debut album from one of britains most promising young bands. all i can say is buy it!!!!!!!!
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to the fools below! 22 Feb 2006
By grrrr.
Format:Audio CD
It has always amused me how some metal fans like to think that by putting down bands like BFMV, they are somehow more true to the cause. Not the case. By the way, for any sneerer who doubts my metal credentials, here are 5 bands I love: Shadows Fall, Children Of Bodom, Mendeed, Chimaira and Pantera. I dislike bands like MCR, and think that most emo kids are whiny, overprivileged white-boys without any real problems.
Who knew? I also like Bullet For My Valentine. This is a solid, consistent album not afraid to mix the harder, headbanging elements of traditional metal with a melodic edge. I love metal to bits, but sometimes the constant ear-bleeding assault can get a little monotonous. Bullet, on the other hand, inject some mellowness every now and then to keep their formula fresh. And it works!
You see, what some idiots fail to grasp is, you don't need to be ultra-heavy to be metal. It isn't a cardinal sin to make songs you can hear the words to. Sometimes, I doubt if any of them own an Iron Maiden album between them. '4 Words To Choke Upon', with its distinctive intro and iconic nature, is the crowning glory IMHO. 'Her Voice Resides', 'Hit The Floor' and 'All These Things I Hate' come close, all chugging along nicely. The pace never lets up for long, and by the time closer 'The End' announces itself, you want to hear more. A confident, driven debut from a band who show the promise of greater things in the future, and are already approaching iconic status on the British metal scene. (if you like this, get the self-titled EP too - the one with 'Hand Of Blood' on)
Judge a band not on how 'commercial' they are or how closely they sound like their predecessors, but the quality of the music and how it speaks to you.
And above all, don't listen to reviews from bitter, negative people who have to slag a band off just because they don't exactly match the sound they like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally metal is back! 3 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Bullet's new album finally brings metal back to the forefront of the music industry with their new album 'The Poison' they have joined a long line of Welsh bands who have broken into the mainstream including Funeral For A Friend and their label-mates Lost Prophets.
This is their first official album released on the label Visible Noise; they had previously released a limited edition single for 4 Words, an EP(Hand Of Blood) and a mini-album. Recently they have walked off with the award for 'Best British newcomer' at the Kerrang Awards cementing themselves along with fellow metallers Trivium at the forefront for bringing metal back into mainstream as Metallica had previously done 15 years ago. Compared to other bands like Trivium, I find the band easier to listen to on a first try, with Trivium's album Ascendancy it did take a couple of listens to get accustomed to the music. I find Bullet For My Valentine's album 'The Poison' easier to pick-up and play. At times throughout the album, I do find that the lead singer, Matt Tuck at times sounds like Gerard Way from MCR for instance on 'The End'. Not just with his voice, but I find as if they have thrown Metallica-style riffs together with MCR-style lyrics that could have been easily found on 'Three Cheers'. This isn't entirely all that bad, but if you are expecting an album on the scale of Metallica, you won't find it here. As my favourite band is of course Metallica, I obviously look for bands that sound alike and with these new metal bands that come out of no-where proclaiming themselves as the 'new' Metallica, none have been found yet, Trivium tried and failed with their constant-use of screamo/clean singing, which is a style that in my mind is all but dead, it has been done by so many bands beforehand so it is nothing new.
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I love Bullet for my Valentine. I first discovered them with the Fever album so I'm now travelling back through their older discography and none of it disappoints. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars After this, the world will know of Bullet For My Valentine!!
Despite being the first album, released way back in 2005. The Poison is still one of the strongest and most accessible metal debuts to date. Read more
Published 22 months ago by SamWilliams
5.0 out of 5 stars A metal classic!!
This album was released in 2005. It is amazingly good!! this album will be regarded as a classic. This is ruthlessly hook laden, has beautiful melodies,sing along chorus after sing... Read more
Published on 8 May 2012 by R.Pitt
4.0 out of 5 stars i don't appreciate being sold used items at used prices..
absolutely brilliant album, my only gripe being sold a clearly used cd with no outer wrapping and a very cracked case. Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by Luke
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album for fans of hardcore metalcore!
Before hearing this I already owned the follow up album Scream Aim Fire. Compared to the more rock style of the second album, this is a lot more hardcore for fans of screamo and... Read more
Published on 14 Oct 2009 by T. Paton
5.0 out of 5 stars Welsh boyos hit the nail on the head with 'The Poison'
Bullet for My Valentine's debut album, and what a debut, awesome riffs, powerful vocals and emmense Solo's is what a debut should have. Read more
Published on 9 May 2008 by Mr. Peter Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album
I saw BFMV live when they supported Guns n' Roses and they were fantastic. I've only just got round to getting their CD and I think it's great. Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2008 by Maria Savva
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first album.
But it is still amazing. It fills you with power and emotion that makes you want to explode.
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