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Riff: Bullet For My Valentine – “Temper Temper”

Feb 12, 2013

Temper temper, time to explode/Feels good when I lose control

from Temper Temper lyrics by Bullet for My Valentine

The title cut is a glossy departure from their previous work, which ultimately works against them. The grit and grime isn’t where it needs to be and the mantra of “temper, temper” tends to meander in circles. It’s trying to incite a riot, but the lyrics don’t have the type of lift needed to do so.

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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