Album Review: Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity

A review on Gravity, the sixth studio album from Bullet For My Valentine.

Bullet for My Valentine, often abbreviated as BFMV, are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is currently composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jason Bowld (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Michael ThomasJason James and Nick Crandle; the latter were on bass. They were formed under the name Jeff Killed John and started their music career by covering songs by Metallica and Nirvana. Jeff Killed John recorded six songs which were not released; two of these tracks were reworked later in their career as Bullet for My Valentine. Financial difficulties dictated the name change, which was followed by a change in music direction. In 2002, the band secured a five-album deal with Sony BMG. The band has stated that their music is influenced by classic metal acts such as MetallicaIron Maiden and Slayer. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene.

The Breakdown

Overall, Gravity is an admirable attempt to try something different but weighed down with over-produced style and a broken record format. There is nothing worth hating on this album but there also is nothing worth praising. It’s as middle of the road as it gets. And for a band like Bullet For My Valentine who has put so much emotion in their music, this might leave fans wanting.

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