On Fever, it's all about the harmonized riffs and the high-flying melodies interlocking with the type of rhythmic thud that feels like it could move the earth--and the pop charts. [May 2010, p.104]
EannaB.May 2, 2010An excellent attempt by a brilliant band.
Oct 28, 2011'Fever' is an album that conjures up mixed reviews from users and critics alike. The premise is simple enough, broken relationships and revenge. All that is all an fine, but at times, 'Fever' feels cliche and over-the-top in the whole "hatred" mindset. The album is great, though, clocking in around 50 minutes and never dragging or becoming repetitive. The songs are varied, and they feel as fresh as ever. There is something I would like to point out, this album isn't as heavy as their previous release 'Scream Aim Fire.' Nor is it as heavy as their first full-length 'The Poison', but the album is right up there in terms of enjoyable listening. Like I said, the premise is simple, and it has been done before; which makes the songs seem recycled and reused. But, only in their subject matter. The tracks themselves, are fresh and feel like they fit the songs very well. This album starts off with a fast-and-furious song 'Your Betrayal', but the follow-up doesn't seem as bright. The middle of the album (tracks 4-8) is where the album picks up most of its steam, but it dissipates before the last track. All-in-all, 'Fever' is a solid album from a band that keeps hitting its stride. The issues are minute, and they won't deter any fan of the genre.… Expand
Aug 21, 2010This album should come with a simple disclaimer. "Put on your seatbelt and turn up the volume"
This beginning of this album is an absolute blitzkrieg of sound from track 1-4. After track four the band tries to be a little experimental and while that should come with some credit it just doesn't work.
Any album that should be bought in singles only will take a hit but this band has the potential to be big.… Expand
Sep 28, 2010An issue with this album seems to be, that nothing changes. there is no advance through the album, and the only song that stands out as their own and doesn't look like it would belong with another band is sadly Your Betrayal. Songs like Fever, while still being a well written song, seem to not lie in the realms of Bullet For My Valentine. This is a shame, because the same fate lies with Scream Aim Fire. The only album that appears to be anything over a 5 would be The Poison, but even that had its moments where you were left thinking "surely not".
If Bullet are to carry on, and bring out a fourth album, then they need to review it themselves before deciding if it's right. If they can imagine another band, or singer, making a better job of the song, then they need to trash it and rewrite.
Overall, Fever is a letdown to many, and it's just another BFMV album.… Expand
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