By Bullet For My Valentine
"This track is going to be massive" says Zane Lowe, a man I tend to trust, as he is usually right. And with the added backing of such Radio One heavyweights like Jo Whiley and Daniel P Carter, Bullet For My Valentine are set to take yet another step on their road to world supremacy.
The near-five minute track opens with a romantic introduction that you'd expect from a Hollywood film, some emotional tearjerker perhaps, an idealistic story. This is both broken and enhanced with the intense guitar solo guiding the vocals into the mix. It blends beauty, power, aggression, and joy which is evident when you feel the lyrics on your skin. The velocity of the song projects through the words which are sung to your person, combining lingering notes and gosh-wow drumming, with everything else between.
The clarity of the vocals is paramount, so often do you get bands where the lyrics may be the backbone of the song yet are inaudible. Even at nearly five minutes long it's over before you know it, good job there is an acoustic version to quench your thirst afterward. Hailed as "Britain's biggest metal act since Maiden themselves" by Observer Music Monthly, Bullet For My Valentine shoot another bulls eye with their second single from album 'Scream Aim Fire'. Rage, zeal, affection, ecstasy, 'Hearts Burst Into Fire' is one hell of a single!