Riff: Bullet For My Valentine – “Riot”

Feb 12, 2013

Wo-oo riot!/Whoa here come the sirens, here comes the law/Whoa run from the sirens, run from the law

from Riot lyrics by Bullet For My Valentine

This tired attempt at a revolutionary anthem is far too self-indulgent to inspire any reaction beyond an eye roll. In their minds they see this as a fire and brimstone sound-garden. But the reality is between the sheltered riffing and anemic lyrics it’s better suited for a videogame soundtrack.

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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