Riff: Bullet For My Valentine – “Breaking Point”

Feb 12, 2013

Please don’t test my patience/A short fuse you don’t wanna ignite/Do not scratch the surface/Don’t wake the beast cause it’s ready to fight

from Breaking Point lyrics by Bullet for My Valentine

If there’s one thing you can’t accuse Bullet For My Valentine of being it’s elusive. The intention is to rile and inject fear into oppressive forces, but what’s supposed to be a snarl comes across as a meek whimper. Lyrically it’s a shallow, noise-driven shout-fest with too literal a narrative.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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