Temper Temper - Bullet For My Valentine
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    Though Bullet for My Valentine still have just enough post-hardcore and screamo in their sound to keep metal purists from coming completely around to their way of thinking, Temper Temper feels like a gateway album into thrash.
  2. 50
    Temper Temper probably sounds great played in an arena. But on the stereo, it just isn't enough. [Mar 2013, p.90]
  3. Feb 8, 2013
    40
    There is truly nothing edgy about this collection.
  4. 80
    There's a familiarity to much of the material which, while not quite formulaic, does sometimes hint at self-reference, brazenly so on Tears Don't Fall (Part 2). [Mar 2013, p.97]
  5. Feb 8, 2013
    60
    Ultimately 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.
  6. Feb 26, 2013
    80
    While it isn't Bullet's best album, it's certainly their most mature and interesting effort to date. [2 Feb 2013, p.52]
  7. Feb 12, 2013
    60
    For all its flaws, it remains a tremendously fun record. But artistically speaking, it’s woefully weak.
  8. 60
    Clinical and precise rather than mind-blowing, Temper Temper will keep BFMV as a band with one foot in metal and the other in the mainstream, which is exactly where they want to be.
  9. Mar 11, 2013
    60
    Temper Temper, their fourth, adds an aggressive edge to their sound. [Apr 2013, p.96]
  10. Feb 8, 2013
    40
    Temper Temper is marred by cynicism and a lack of dirt under its nails.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    3
    Bad!! 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 »
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The Welsh "metal" band that everyone has come to love returns with their latest effort, "Temper Temper". With tension in the group, and anger being the theme here, the group makes a great effort for a new release, but spirits seems to fade. Everyone is already familiar with the title track and "Riot", and have gotten the most criticism of any other song on this record. "Temper Temper" offers a collection of fancy drum work and classic guitar work, but just seems dull compared to their finest work in recent years. "Riot" has more of a rock feel than anything, and with weak lyrics to back it up, the song will most likely be skipped, but in other eyes, could make the crowd sing another anthem. Songs like "Breaking Point", "Truth Hurts" and "Saints Sinners" serve as energetic fillers that seem to keep this ship upright, but not by much at all. "POW" is probably one of the brighter sides of this album, as it has the potential to become a ballad, but has its chance taken away. "POW" does have a spirit of their older songs, as its slow to mid tempo brings it some enjoyment. "Dirty Little Secret" has some of the most style changes for a song on this album, and keeps in contact in anger, but just has parts that do not belong to that puzzle and loses potential for a fantastic song. "Leech" is a rock song that brings to light that someone keeps crashing the party, but stands with the lower side of the album with songs like "Riot" and "Temper Temper". "Dead To The World" reminds me of Scream Aim Fire's "Say Goodnight", and serves a plate of mood and time to calm down after the mid-tempo assault the listener endured. "Dead To The World" digs deep, and ends with a climatic ending, with lyrics helped by Chris Jericho(Fozzy). "Tears Don't Fall Part II" is probably the most significant track on the album. Serving as a second chapter to an extremely popular BFMV song, this song provides a more different style to the first one, and maintains some of its old elements at the same time. This song isn't exactly a masterpiece, but serves as a damn good listen. This album ends with "Livin Life(On The Edge Of A Knife) which serves as an energetic high note for the ending of this record. With its 4 total bonus tracks(3 on deluxe, 1 Japan), it provides two live favorites(Cover of Whole Lotta Rosie and Scream Aim Fire), and two songs that seem just a hint better written then some of these songs on this record(Playing With Fire and Not Invincible). Bullet will continue to please fans, but also disappoint at moments. The guitars and drums continue to shine, with room for improvement, but the lyrics need a revamp, into something more out of the area of relationships.They are a great listen, and this album was alright. They will most likely never release another "Scream Aim Fire", or "The Poison", but that isn't a bad thing, because they seek to evolve into something better. But, if they seek to become the next "Metallica", they need to do some soul searching and patch up their work, before their place in the metal world gets knocked off. Full Review »
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    5
    "Temper Temper" is Bullet For My Valentine's 4th studio album and without a doubt their worst one as well.
    Musically, this whole album is a
    BIG letdown. The riffs are so repetitive and uninteresting, boring bass lines and disappointing drumming considering Moose's abilities. Now, the lyrics on this album are awful, period. This is present in almost every single song on this record with "Riot" and "Temper Temper" being the most obvious examples.This album is lacking character, feel, emotion...and all of this comes from a guy that used to love this band but that's what separates fans from fanboys/girls. Being a fan means honesty. Liking whatever thy give you is not. They wanted to go in a different direction with this one and this is definitely not the right one!
    Overall, this album is just a huge disappointment. It's sad because this band has potential but they are not using that potential. I just really hope the new album will be good because this one was not a good nor a pleasant album to listen to at all
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