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Scream Aim Fire

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
Scream Aim Fire Music Poster Image
Edgy metal/punk is graphic but has a sensitive side.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 25 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

The video for "Waking the Demon," included in the deluxe version, graphically depicts a high-school bullying victim's revenge on his tormentors.


Violent images on a few songs: "Kill your enemies, my brothers dead around me, wounds are hurting, death is creeping for me...chaos soon ignites."


Four-letter words are used frequently.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this metal-meets-punk album contains
four-letter words and violent imagery, but also some very sweet content about love and separation.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bystarbee36 June 26, 2015


This is a brilliant album for 'hardcore' kids like mine and myself. We listen to this in the car with 12 and 14 year old kids of mine. This is so good... Continue reading
Parent of a 4, 8, 12, and 13 year old Written bysd5150 July 14, 2009
I was curious about the band cause someone I know was listening to it...So, I do my research:) Just my opinion...OK,the title of this group makes me think they... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byNathanderdethdealer July 10, 2010

Complex, Witty, and great for mental growth?

This Album is one of the better metal albums out there. As an itellectual i highyl suggest, much to most of their detest, to allow and encourage their children... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bymaster_nacho June 30, 2010
I have been a BFMV fan for about 2 years. I have most of their cds and there is only 3-4 or maybe 5 explicit songs they ever recorded.

What's the story?

from sweethearts and viscerally visual images are the themes of Bullet
for My Valentine's second CD, SCREAM AIM FIRE. Trading energetic lead guitar
riffs with energetically-screamed vocals, the songs include a liberal sprinkling of four-letter words and images of flowing blood.

Is it any good?

Bullet for My Valentine balances their bad-boy posturing with a strong rhythm section and exceptional
guitar work. In this powerful collection, the band deals with the pain of loss
and the anxiety of separation head-on -- and includes expressive ballads along with the primal screams.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the song "Hearts Burst Into Flame,"

  • a song about being separated from a lover ("I've been far away, when I see your

  • face my hearts burst into fire!"). How do you handle separation from people you

  • love, whether temporary or permanent? Do you think it helps to write about your

  • feelings?

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