About a week ago, Bullet For My Valentine marked the release of their fourth studio album, "Temper Temper" via RCA Records. Prior to the official release, the band has posted a total of two videos, one for the title track back in November, while the second video for the "Riot" track saw it's release last month.
Australia's Loud magazine took a chance to talk about the new record with the group's bassist Jay James
. James has expressed his satisfaction with the final outcome, stating that the band has adopted the 'less is more' rule in it's making.
"I think it's a new hybrid Bullet. To sum it up in one word, I'd say it's more mature than our previous stuff. We adopted a rule that 'less is more' [with] this album and gave the songs just exactly what they need. It's not crammed with so many technical things. It only needs and only has the crunching, crazy riffs where they need to be. We've tried to approach a wider crowd and a wider audience as well as keeping the Bullet fans."
"It's a fine edge to try and grasp. I think it's a better, bigger album. We follow the rule that you're only as good as your last album, so I think this is going to take us to the next level. Our thirst for world domination hasn't changed. We think we're going to be up there with the big boys for the next twenty years with this album", the bassist tells Loud magazine.
When asked to name a single achievement he would like the band to reach in the current year, James simply answered "A Grammy!", which means the group is aiming big. Whether they'll make it or not yet remains to be seen.
So have you checked out the album yet? Or at least the two singles they've released so far? And do you think the guys will earn themselves a Grammy somewhere in the near future? Let us know in the comments section below.