bloodofthekings wrote:Then what are they N don't say shit or a rock band cause both of those are crap .
Bfmv are a metal band like it or not . There certainly more metal then baby metal lol.
I don't dislike nor do I overly like bullet but they could easily headline bloodstock next year.
I agree they are a metal band, of course but headlining Bloodstock? They can't even headline Slam Dunk festival[/quote]
Haldamir319 wrote:BFMV are certainly headliner sized - they sub headlined Download's main stage as recently as 2018 putting them in the same ballpark as Nightwish, Alter Bridge, Deftones, Korn, Manson etc.
I agree that they're big enough to headline Bloodstock, but I don't think they're appropriate for the festival. It has been many years since I have paid any attention to Bullet for my Valentine, but I remember their lyrical themes didn't fit the music they were trying to play. It was Metalcore style music but lyrics worthy of Taking Back Sunday. Dom Lawson said in an album review of theirs in The Guardian
from a couple of years ago that the lyrics are "not befitting of a man of Matt Tuck's age", and that's exactly what I remember of their early music. Most people I know who listen to them aren't Metal fans either - they listen to My Chemical Romance and whatever other Emo bands used to be popular. Maybe Bullet for my Valentine have become more Metal than I remember, but I have no intention of listening to them to find out.
Also, I think that the time when Bullet for my Valentine would have benefited from headlining Bloodstock has long since passed and the reaction would probably be similar to or worse than Trivium's set in 2015. If you look at bands who have recently headlined Bloodstock for the first time (Amon Amarth, Gojira, and Sabaton next year) then you'll see they've all worked their way up the bill over a few appearances. Ghost are a bit of an anomaly, but it was the perfect time for them to headline BOA before they became too big for it - they'll be headlining Download in 5 years. Bullet for my Valentine would just come out of nowhere with no connection to BOA, and does anyone even request/suggest them on any platform?