UK metallers Bullet for My Valentine recently discussed their plans about the new record, expressing desire to get back to more metal-oriented complex sound.
"Basically, we're gonna go a lot heavier next time," frontman Matt Tuck stated during an EMP Rock Invasion interview. "We just think we've kind of done what we wanted to do with [producer] Don [Gilmore]. We just don't wanna do the same thing again. So now we kind of went from heavy to kind of thrashy to kind of hard rock records."
He continued, "And now we wanna kind of bring a bit more of a thrash metal element back into the sound, really. We wanna kind of go 'Master of Puppets'-y. Instead of cutting the songs down and making them simple, we wanna make them really complicated next time."
When asked about the less aggressive vibe and tone of the latest BFMV record "Temper Temper," Tuck replied: "Our goal was just to kind of work on a different way of writing songs, really, which is backing off tempos and making them a bit less complicated and just writing a simple rock song, really. So that was kind of the theory behind it."
"Temper Temper" dropped back in February via RCA Records as the fourth studio effort in the group's opus. With 44,000 copies sold in the US within the first week, it landed at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. Prior to the official release, the album was announced with title track and "Riot" singles.