Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck: "Dropping guitars for synths is not for us"

Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck was recently interviewed by Faster Louder, you can read some excerpts below.

About the band's return to a more aggressive sound on its latest album "Venom", he said: "It just felt like something we wanted to do. With 'Fever' and 'Temper Temper', we kind of showcased the band with its biggest sound, and they had kind of touches of metal in those records, but this time around, we just wanted to make it the most aggressive record we've done, and thankfully, we've felt like we achieved that goal. We wrote a lot of stuff that didn't make it, because we didn't think it hit that criteria, and that's why it took a lot longer to write than anything we've ever done. We just had such a clear vision of what we wanted it do be, dark, super intense, ugly lyrics, heavy, and we never took our eyes off that prize, and thankfully, the time spent writing it was worth it. It's been a massive success; it's been brilliant."

About if Bullet For My Valentine has ever felt pressure to change the band's sound at all, especially with groups like Bring Me The Horizon taking a huge step in another direction with their latest album, "That's The Spirit". He responded: "I think of the era we grew up and the bands we listened to growing up, I think we will always be us. I don't think we're going to do like Horizon; it's a very bold move and that comes with risks. For them, thankfully, it's worked out alright. I think when you start to put yourself in that position of evolving like they have over the last two records, what you do next time is a dangerous game to play. Thankfully, it's worked out for them well, and long may continue. But, for us, I think we're very proud of what we've achieved and what we've done, so if it ain't broke, don't try and fix it. We're going to evolve and things are going to change naturally, and that's great and that's what we encourage; we love that. But I think as far as dropping guitars for synths, that's not for us, man. We're going to do what we do."

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