“You Want a Battle? (Here’s A War)” is the new single from Bullet For My Valentine’s much anticipated new album, VENOM, due out August 14th through RCA Records. “You Want a Battle? (Here’s A War)” is a nice mix of both classic rock and heavy metal sounds, paired with lyrics that send shivers down your spine.
“You Want a Battle? (Here’s A War)” starts out with unified voices singing the line “We will not take this anymore/these words will never be ignored/you want a battle” before the lead singer screams out “Here’s a war.” Those unified voices grab your attention and give the song a sort of anthem feel. That feel is carried out throughout the whole song by the vocals and lyrics. The vocals by Matthew Tuck are on the softer side, giving that small sense that he really is singing right to you instead of just screaming into the void. The lyrics are relatable as well.
But the most captivating thing about “You Want a Battle? (Here’s A War)” are the instrumentals. The drums are front and center, and the guitars and vocals give the song its underlying softer edge that makes it such a moving song. The drums take up so much of the attention though, that the guitars are sort of drowned out. And that’s a shame, because the guitar in Bullet For My Valentine songs are always impressive, and there’s definitely some cool stuff in “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War).” Even with the minor detail though, the song is perfectly orchestrated and recorded, so much so that it does take your breath away at certain points.
“You Want a Battle? (Here’s A War)” has everything that you love about Bullet For My Valentine and more. From beginning to end, you’re jamming in your seat and singing along. But most of all, “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” leaves you anxious and excited to see what else is on VENOM.
VENOM drops on August 14th, through RCARecords. You can preorder it on BulletForMyValentine.com