Scream Aim Fire

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Scream Aim Fire
Bullet For My Valentine - Scream, Aim, Fire.jpg
Studio album by Bullet for My Valentine
Released 28 January 2008
Recorded Sonic Ranch, Texas, 2007
Genre
Length 52:32
Label Jive Records[4]
20-20 Entertainment LLC[5]
Producer Colin Richardson
Bullet for My Valentine chronology
The Poison
(2005)The Poison2005
Scream Aim Fire
(2008)
Fever
(2010)Fever2010
Singles from Scream Aim Fire
  1. "Scream Aim Fire"
    Released: 18 December 2007
  2. "Hearts Burst into Fire"
    Released: 31 March 2008
  3. "Waking the Demon"
    Released: 21 April 2008

Scream Aim Fire is the second studio album by Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine, released on 28 January 2008 in the United Kingdom and the preceding day in the United State through Jive Records. Since its release, Scream Aim Fire has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide[6].

Music style and background[edit]

Scream Aim Fire's style is different from the style of Bullet for My Valentine's previous album The Poison; Scream Aim Fire has less screaming than The Poison, but had much more aggressive instrumentation than The Poison. Scream Aim Fire features a thrash metal style[7] in addition to their previously established metalcore sound.[1][2][3]

Release[edit]

Scream Aim Fire went straight to number 5 in the UK album Charts and number 4 in the Australian album charts. Additionally, the album hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of about 53,000. Since its release, Scream Aim Fire has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

The title track of the album is featured in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. The track "Waking the Demon" is available for download for both Rock Band and Rock Band 2 for the price of $1.99. "Scream Aim Fire", "Tears Don't Fall", as well as, "Your Betrayal" are available on Rockband 3 in a pack for $5.49 for the three or $1.99 Individually. The track "Hearts Burst into Fire" is featured in the video game NHL 09.

Scream Aim Fire is known for featuring the ballad "Say Goodnight". Bullet for My Valentine member Matt Tuck stated that "Say Goodnight" is one of his favorite songs to perform live,[citation needed] even though the song was never released as a single or video. Sometimes when performed live they either play the whole song with the opening solos, or they have Matt Tuck starting the song of by playing the song cleanly on his guitar. After a while, the band appears later with the heavy parts.

Writing and recording[edit]

Recording of the album was complete in November 2007 with vocalist/guitarist Matthew Tuck telling Kerrang! magazine he was looking forward to be working with guest producer Alec Cartio again.[citation needed]

Release and promotion[edit]

At midnight on 28 January, Bullet for My Valentine were present in Cardiff to do an album signing to go with the release of the album. At 18:00 the same day, they did a 20-minute performance at HMV in Oxford Circus with 300 present to get their album signed.[citation needed]

A 15-minute album commentary was released on the US digital single for "Scream Aim Fire", released on 18 December 2007, along with the track "Eye of the Storm",[citation needed] which was also released on a free Kerrang! CD and as a free download for signing up to the Sony BMG mailing list.[citation needed]

The second single from the album, "Hearts Burst into Fire", was announced by the band during their UK tour. Matt Tuck said that the band recorded the song live for the music video.[citation needed]

"Waking the Demon" is the third and final single of the album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars [4]
AbsolutePunk 76% [8]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound 6/10 stars
IGN (6.7/10) [9]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars
Metal Hammer 8/10 stars
Total Guitar 5/5 stars
NME 8/10 stars [10]
Ultimate Guitar (8.6/10) [11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bullet for My Valentine.

No. Title Length
1. "Scream Aim Fire" 4:26
2. "Eye of the Storm" 4:02
3. "Hearts Burst into Fire" 4:57
4. "Waking the Demon" 4:07
5. "Disappear" 4:05
6. "Deliver Us from Evil" 5:58
7. "Take It Out on Me" (featuring Benji Webbe) 5:52
8. "Say Goodnight" 4:43
9. "End of Days" 4:18
10. "Last to Know" 3:17
11. "Forever and Always" 6:46
Total length: 52:32

DVDs[edit]

Japanese Limited Edition DVD[edit]

  • "Scream Aim Fire" music video
  • The Making of "Scream Aim Fire"
  • Bullet TV:
    • Welcome to the Studio
    • Sonic Ranch Cribs
    • Night at the Ranch
    • Quad Pinching
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scream Aim Fire: The Comics

Deluxe Edition DVD[edit]

  • 3 music videos:
    • Scream Aim Fire
    • Waking the Demon
    • Hearts Burst into Fire
  • Bullet TV:
    • Drinking
    • Switzerland
    • Japan
    • Travel to Oz
    • Australia/New Zealand

USB Edition[edit]

Bullet for My Valentine have also released the album on a metal bullet-shaped Flash Drive with the band's symbol engraved into it.[12] The bullet-shaped Flash Drive has the same properties as the Special Edition CD, with the inclusion of a 15-minute track-by-track video commentary, 4 wallpapers, and the booklet/insert in PDF format.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Singles charts[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK Singles Chart UK Rock Chart US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock German Singles Chart
2007 "Scream Aim Fire" 34 1 26 16 58
2008 "Hearts Burst into Fire" 66 1 22 99
2008 "Waking the Demon" 1 39

Personnel[edit]

Bullet for My Valentine
Additional musicians
  • Benji Webbe - additional vocals/lyrics on "Take It Out On Me" and "Waking the Demon"
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neilstein, Vince (28 January 2008). "Bullet for My Valentine's Scream, Aim, Fire Misses the Target". MetalSucks. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "CD Review: Bullet for My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire". Metal Injection. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Synyard, Dave (24 January 2008). "Bullet For My Valentine Scream Aim Fire". Exclaim!. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Bowar, Chad. "Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire". About.com. 
  5. ^ a b Fulton, Katherine. "Review: Scream Aim Fire". Allmusic. 
  6. ^ "BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Fever' Cracks U.S. Top 3". 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. 
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/8f4h
  8. ^ "Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire". AbsolutePunk. 24 February 2008. 
  9. ^ Kaz, Jim (11 February 2008). "Scream Aim Fire Review". IGN. 
  10. ^ "NME Review: Scream Aim Fire". NME. 1 February 2008. 
  11. ^ "Scream Aim Fire - Review". Ultimate Guitar. 29 January 2008. 
  12. ^ [1] Memory Stick (BFMV SAF)
  13. ^ "Search Results -- Albums". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  14. ^ "Search Results -- Albums". Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  15. ^ "Search Results -- Albums". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  16. ^ "Worldwide Scream Aim Fire has sold one million copies and debuted in the Top 5 in Germany, Austria, Australia and #1 in Japan". Archived from the original on 22 February 2010. 
  17. ^ "Search Results -- Albums". Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  18. ^ "Search Results -- Albums". Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Bullet for My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Scream Aim Fire in the search field and then press Enter.