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Scream Aim Fire

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Edgy metal/punk is graphic but has a sensitive side.
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What parents need to know

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.

Violence

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."

Sex
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Language

Four-letter words are used frequently.

Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

What's the story?

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

Is it any good?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Bullet for My Valentine
Release date:December 9, 2008
Label:Jive Records
Genre:Punk Rock
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:No

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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byBFMVfan December 31, 2008

You know what...I hate CSM!

You guys are so wrong, i'm 14 and you don't know anything. I'm sorry everyone at this site is a stuck-up soccer mom who dosen't have anything to do during the day except critique a great CD that you just don't like because it's screamo. Go home and listen to your high school musical soundtrack! As for those parents who actually look at REAL reviews this CD is probably 12+ nothing bad except for a little violence and a few F-bombs. Your kids hear it all at school anyway, since everyone at CSM lived a sheltered childhood they didn't go to middle school. If your kid is under 12 they probably don't know who BFMV is anyway. This is an excellent CD, BFMV is the best!
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 to listen to metal music within certain boundaries, as the lyrics are still complex, open to interpretation, emotional and challenging. And the instrumentals are complex, ever changing, and interesting to dissect. The swearing in this album is Sesame Street when compared to garbage that is popular, like Emminem.
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 other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models

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