Pierce the Veil
A Flair For The Dramatic


3.5
great

Review

by snotbubbles USER (1 Reviews)
June 12th, 2008 | 34 replies | 15,974 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pierce the veil should be proud of this baby, as a first release, they have put a great record out.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

I bought this album purely in the spur of the moment, only hearing about one of their songs beforehand. I felt almost foolish as I ripped off the shiny plastic, stopping me from ever getting a refund. The fact they were from Equalvision did encourage me to buy it and thankfully, i decided to give it a listen.

This is an extremely good album, and the first thing I noticed were the amazingly high-pitched vocals and calculated screams of Vic Fuentes. Sometimes predictable screaming can be a bit of a chore, but on this album it's exciting. Although after a while the melody can get slightly nasal, I can forgive him, because there is plenty of talent here.

The second track "Currents Convulsive" gets the party started for me, it shows that this album clearly fuelled by rock and roll and tinged with pop-punk elements. It, for me, sold the whole album and it is perfectly arranged, with great 'dancey' bits. Drummer Mike Fueutes does a lot of the work in keeping most of the songs together, and the switch from vocals to screams fits in perfectly throughout the whole record.

I wasnt amazingly pleased with the lyricism in 'Yeah Boy and Doll Face", to rhyme "said" with "bed" isnt a great achievement. Though I do like the way many of the lyrics are written, especially in ironically titled "I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous", with quite a lot of dialogue.

This band, musically is quite good, they make interesting music to listen to. Songs like "She Sings In The Morning" and "Drella" are where they are at their strongest. They just let loose with everything, and fuse many areas of music such as hardcore with pop-punk and rock and roll. It took me a while to appreciate the last songs on the record because i was so hung up on the first half, but when i got round to them i was pleased.

The first release from this four-piece band is a great solid record with hints of hardcore screaming and pop-punk melodies. And although i needed a couple of listens to truly admire it as a whole, this brilliantly produced album is definitely worth a purchase


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aboybrushedbrown
June 12th 2008



3 Comments


this is a great album, i wasnt sure the first time i listened but it reallllllly grows on you.

HighandDriving
June 12th 2008



3232 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Absolutely terrible band, imagine a suckier Chiodos, hard I know.

ToWhatEnd
June 12th 2008



3172 Comments


Yeah these guys are kind of bad. Don't really see the suckier Chiodos comparison though. To me they sound more like a crappier Escape The Fate.

Exile29
June 12th 2008



167 Comments


Make the review a bit longer and go into a bit more detail...that's all the advice I got.

Pierce The Veil is OK, but they really don't sound unique at all.

JuanIzquierdo44
July 30th 2008



15 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This crap reminds me of the jonas brothe... i mean jonas sisters. they abide off of 'good' looks

hammet_ownz
August 4th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album is pretty cool. good mood music. if you're in the mood for a fall of troy/akissforjersey blend. they're pretty good.

beans
August 4th 2008



2332 Comments


my band played a show with these guys and they were horrible, second to last band behind a skylit drive, it was a suckfest from the minute we got off stage

Goku
August 25th 2008



253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ That gave me a laugh.



G3LLISTER
September 26th 2008



74 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You've gotta be kidding me. This album stayed lodged in my CD player for months. I guess it sorta helps that I saw them live before and they ust happen to nail their performances anytime I've seen. the singer actually hits his high notes in concert without looking like his heads gonna pop off. Props.

Distance
November 25th 2008



113 Comments


my band played a show with these guys and they were horrible, second to last band behind a skylit drive, it was a suckfest from the minute we got off stage


haha, skylit drive licks nuts

theAlien
December 17th 2008



20 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"they sound more like a crappier Escape The Fate."

this is not possible

macLOFFlyn
April 12th 2009



15 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This band makes me cringe.

cirq
July 4th 2009



9257 Comments


lol

sspedding
July 4th 2009



4715 Comments


yeah these are shite

EdwinOkli
July 12th 2009



7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Changed my mind on what score I should give them... finally settled on 5, I love this album way to much not to call it classic; their many styles are impressive and despite the singer's short range his voice suits all of their songs.

"The Balcony Song" stands out in the album, a fresh change from the mainly guitar driven songs.

Sketaminemuncher
July 29th 2009



5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album enough said.

lessthanthree
September 2nd 2009



34 Comments


"Absolutely terrible band, imagine a suckier Chiodos, hard I know."

chiodos is the epitome of suck. i like this band, they sound good. the album grew on me.

tusleplopp
September 10th 2009



4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good album, starts out with some good songs and fall down to mediocre at some of the later songs. Good Debut though.

She sings in the morning is my favorite on th album

DiceMan
January 4th 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If I actually enjoy a lot of this album, does it make me bad at listening to music well?

Nikkolae
January 8th 2010



4384 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album's a grower, but there is deff better stuff out there and calling it suckier than chiodos is just adding insult to injury

Digging: Corrupted - Paso Inferior



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