Q MagazineMar 11, 2013Temper Temper, their fourth, adds an aggressive edge to their sound. [Apr 2013, p.96]
Feb 8, 2013Ultimately it is telling that the best song present here is a re-imagining of a previous smash. But leveling criticisms of unoriginality or lack of innovation and evolution at bands like BMFV is almost redundant. They're judged on the size of their hooks and in that department Temper Temper largely delivers.
Alternative PressFeb 8, 2013Temper Temper probably sounds great played in an arena. But on the stereo, it just isn't enough. [Mar 2013, p.90]
Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings
Feb 12, 2013Bad!! Temper Temper has got to be easily one of the worst albums I've heard in the last three years. There's quite a lot I could say but I'llBad!! Temper Temper has got to be easily one of the worst albums I've heard in the last three years. There's quite a lot I could say but I'll just sum it up as best as I can. The writing, the writing is horrid. Sounds like a angry thirteen year old who hates his parents because they wont give him the newest iPhone wrote it. Most of the songs are about being pissed off without much of any other variety. The music itself is bland and very boring, not bad just boring. There's nothing new or intuitive to make you want to listen. I ended up listening all the way through simply because I have enjoyed all three previous releases very much and wanted to give it a chance. To put it all simply, the album is way to predictable musically and lyrically. It's very boring and hard to recommend with much enthusiasm.… Full Review »
Nov 14, 2014It's not that this album is terrible, but the change of sound is drastic, and a lot of old fans won't enjoy.
My own personal thoughts, areIt's not that this album is terrible, but the change of sound is drastic, and a lot of old fans won't enjoy.
My own personal thoughts, are the album is brought down by the change of guitar style. The screaming of course is good, and it's a little unfortunate that this album lacked it, but instrumentally is where it hit me the hardest.
I loved Bullet for my Valentine for their very specific guitar style. But they left that behind completely. Specifically, the harmonized 3rds during every riff.
Asides from that, it did manage to come with "Dead to the World", which is an amazing ballad, bringing back the same feeling of "Say Goodnight"'s release.
All in all, I was a little disappointed, but still a fan regardless. Bands change, and they change as people. So it's nice to hear them take control of what they want to make for music.… Full Review »
Mar 18, 2013Breaking Point: 7.5/10
Truth Hurts: 8/10
Temper Temper 5/10 P.O.W: 9.5/10 Dirty Little Secret 6.5/10 Leech 7/10 Dead To The World 7/10Breaking Point: 7.5/10
Truth Hurts: 8/10
Temper Temper 5/10
Dirty Little Secret 6.5/10
Dead To The World 7/10
Saints n Sinners 9.5/10
TDF part. 2: 8.5
Livin Life: 9/10
Not Invincible: 9/10
Playing with Fire 8.5/10… Full Review »