Dirty Little Secret
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
Several tracks on this Welsh metalcore foursome's fourth album grab early with guitar intros, and a few make way for savory power-metal fills later; Michael Paget is clearly no klutz. The songs themselves, though, are almost embarrassingly clichéd in their sub-late-Metallica therapy-session emotionality: "Temper temper, time to explode/ Feels good when I lose control." Several lyrics address mean people (especially girls), and "Saints & Sinners" damns the bad folks for eternity. Only when running from sirens in the punkish, Misfits-shouted "Riot" do BFMV sound like they're having much fun.