Hi, does anyone know what this means. I had heard that it was a figure of speech.
Also, what would the literal meaning be, "Forest of Swords, Hail of Bullets"?
Try googling it (in quotation marks or using the "exact word or phrase" field in Google Advanced Search. The first hit I got was http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question/q1345725438. Someone asked about 鉄風雷火剣林弾雨 and got a pretty good definition. If you have trouble understanding the definition, I'll translate it for you if you ask via Forum (and I can see it in the sea of spam postings).
Sorry for not providing you with a translation but I'm a bit rushed right now.