Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones
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Kman418
March 16th 2013



9850 Comments


I tried showing one of my friends some of the stuff I listen to and he complained about it being super generic and talentless, and then he linked me to disturbed and five finger death punch as examples of good music

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

NeoSpaz
March 16th 2013



4517 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Speaking of the "Death punch" have a look what happened when I called someone out about Five Finger Death Punch being original;

http://prntscr.com/wi6y9

Put a few entry level bands in to throw them a bone.

Apparently I like these BVB now as well.

sixdegrees
March 16th 2013



16838 Comments


it's youtube m8 you're fighting a losing battle

Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!

NeoSpaz
March 16th 2013



4517 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You're right, but if at the least someone let's my words of wisdom permeate their tough guy skulls, then hey, I've won, right?

sixdegrees
March 16th 2013



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they're ffdp fans, i'm surprised they even know how to use a keyboard.

NeoSpaz
March 16th 2013



4517 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

also true.

I'm waiting for the influx of stupidity that comes when FFDP fans see the negative review that their new record will get.

Kman418
March 16th 2013



9850 Comments


You know surprisingly that guy I was talking about is actually really smart otherwise, it's just he has fucking horrible taste in literally all forms of media (his favorite show is The Big Bang Theory) and he thinks he has really elite taste and is a total asshole about it. Like the few times I've talked to him about this stuff I was literally just speechless by how oblivious he is

NeoSpaz
March 16th 2013



4517 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Damn, I can't get over elitists. Like, I have my moments, but I try not to write off a whole genre, rather hating individual bands for given reasons.

But some elitists just make me want to rip my eyes out

Kman418
March 16th 2013



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Oh yeah he's really a total douche, I dunno why I called him my friend cause I haven't considered him one for a while now (for that exact reason). I mean elitists are annoying as it is, but if you're going to be one don't try to be one over shitty entry level metal bands or you're just going look like you're 12

sixdegrees
March 16th 2013



16838 Comments


oh god I have a friend like that as well. He likes dubstep, hair metal, and mainstream rock and loves to put down other people's music

oh yeah, and I was in a band with the guy lol.

Kman418
March 16th 2013



9850 Comments


My one friend who's into dubstep is actually surprisingly open to like everything I show him. Except for when I tried to show him The Sawtooth Grin, that didn't go over well...

NeoSpaz
March 16th 2013



4517 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I was in a band with a guy who insisted how thrash his taste was.

He liked the Big Four and fast metalcore bands like Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Chimaira .

I quit the band 6 months in, a week before a performance because I hated the boring riffs and his awful screams.

Azn.
March 16th 2013



5569 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"Damn, I can't get over elitists. Like, I have my moments, but I try not to write off a whole genre, rather hating individual bands for given reasons."

Elitists are tolerable...as long as they're actually knowledgeable and actually have great taste.

Digging: Trophy Scars - Never Born, Never Dead

NeoSpaz
March 16th 2013



4517 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

great taste is subjective

comebacktome
March 26th 2013



54 Comments


What did they do to themselves with this...

tgo30913
March 27th 2013



1 Comments


As you said in the review, this is a band for teens. Unless you like Hot Topic post-hardcore bands (Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!, etc.), you will not like Black Veil Brides. Lead singer Andy Biersack always says he is all about "Be yourself. Don't let anybody tell you different." That's great and all, but when you dress like Kiss wannabees, you're not exactly being yourself.
I guess you could look on the bright side. Their albums have gotten slightly more mature since their first EP "Sex & Hollywood." "We Stitch These Wounds" was all about not cutting yourself. "Set the World On Fire" was mostly "Don't cut yourself. Go fucking nuts and 'set the world on fire' and be a rebel," but their image got even more Kiss wannabee. "Wretched and Divine"...well the message is still crossing "emo-screamo" wannabee metal. They changed their look completely, but it still crosses hair metal and glam rock, and the message is still basically "Don't cut yourself." If you have to tell your fans not to cut themselves in 90% of your songs, maybe you should branch out and do music that isn't specifically for depressed teenagers that think they are rebelling by listening to your music and just do something new, or quit all together. When the commercial for your album debuts on Toonami...do I even have to finish that sentence?

blacktheripper
March 27th 2013



722 Comments


its shit

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
April 2nd 2013



20855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

The ever-divisive Black Veil Brides get ambitious with a concept album on their John Feldmann produced 3rd LP 'Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones'. The flamboyant & bombastic quintet surge ever closer to mainstream hard-rock here, with one huge anthemic sing-along after another. The predictable narrative keeps the band focused & naturally adds a symphonic element, even if Wil Francis' 'F.E.A.R Transmission' interludes are very cheesy. It's cliched, 1-2 tracks overlong & not quite 'The Black Parade', but BVB know their target audience & deliver a fun & gratifying release. Recommended Tracks: I Am Bulletproof, New Year's Day, In the End & We Don't Belong.

Azn.
April 2nd 2013



5569 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

4.1...from staff...

the world makes no sense anymore :c

sixdegrees
April 2nd 2013



16838 Comments


well the message is still crossing "emo-screamo" wannabee metal


never post again.



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