One of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2018 just has to be the brand new album from Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity. The band have just gone from strength to strength over the past few years. Their 2015 release – Poison saw them hit the charts right around the world, including #1 in Australia and the U.S. and the release of their first single, Over It, saw both Youtube and Spotify rack up millions of hits.
A listen to Gravity and you very quickly realise that BFMV move away from their traditional sound a little this time and when HEAVY chats to Michael Paget he is quick to explain why. “Right from the beginning we wanted to do something different,” he says. “But we didn’t quite know what we wanted to do so there was a lot of talking about it and a lot of bashing it together, did we want to continue making thrashy music, speed kind of metal and the likes, the typical things or should we go in and do something completely new – something completely fresh for Bullet. So we decided to just take that leap of faith really.”
The change to the BFMV sound is very easy to hear as you listen to the album. The album starts with a type of electronic sound that we have never heard from the band so it really has been a big leap for them. “After we had our talks about it we came up with some new songs,” he goes on to say. “Carl, our producer, was very heavily involved with the record and he’s been around a lot of the electronic side of things so he brought that to the sound. He would plug in things and do things that we had never really used before… and he would mess around with that. He then developed this kind of sound that we were really able to grab hold of and we thought we like this, so let’s just be brave and try something completely different. It did take a while for me to come around to be honest but I trusted with the boys that we worked with and I believed in what we could achieve. That brought me around and it was a long process – about nine months I think. We used different studios and a lot of ideas got binned but eventually we got the album together and when we all listened back to it we were all very happy with what we had achieved here… hopefully it will go really well.”
Gravity is out on June 29th.