All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)
Label: Red Ink/Trustkill
Power riffs and dark sentiments abound on Bullet For My Valentine's sophomore LP, which pulls no punches on macabre tunes like "Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow" and "All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)." But under the tough-guy blustering and razor-sharp metal woofing, this Welsh band is a posse of lovers, not fighters -- and they're none too afraid to admit "your scent reminds me of a place we used to go." Awww.