It is hardly a secret. Bullet For My Valentine are this generations greatest exponents of metal. Not simply because of one, two or even three amazing albums destined to be classics in the genre; but also because of the manifest evolution - with each album pointing the way to peaks that remain beyond the powers of ordinary bands.
And if there was any proof required of the band’s confidence in their craft you need look no further than Bullet’s choice of touring mates. Lesser bands than Bullet would not dare take the stage after the wounded primal beast that is Bring Me The Horizon. BMTH have backed up being the single most talked about band of The Warped Tour last year by producing an album of breathtaking riffs and complexity in Suicide Season.
Bringing their rhythmic ferocity to this already amazing bill are Canada’s Cancer Bats. Fuelled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, their new album Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones is 'Crusty, jarring and still as acerbic as ever, this is Cancer Bats at their best' - Rock Sound