Review Summary: Set The World On Fire is a large improvement over Black Veil Brides' previous album. It is not as bland and generic as their first. However, its still not great.
EDIT: I've come to the conclusion that this album is God awful and I had no idea what the hell i was thinking. Disregard all that is below and do yourself a favour and don't ever listen to any track on this record.
Set The World On Fire is the second album released from Black Veil Brides. Without going into too much detail, their first album was full of recycled, over-used riffs and just a un-innovative, generic metalcore record. I am happy to say that the second album is better in this sense than the first.
Black Veil Brides is much better this time around. Singer Andy Beirsack has dropped the screaming in most of the songs, which is a good thing because he is not good at it frankly. Black Veil Brides new drummer, C Coma, brings some impressive double-bass drums beats to the album. These beats help push the music forward for the most part. On the downside, the bass is never heard except for in the bass intro in The Legacy. Guitar parts are catchy, infectious, and somewhat complex.
What makes this album worth while to listen to? Black Veil Brides took a metal/hard rock approach to this album. Most of the tracks are either quick-paced melodic songs or groove-riff head bangers. More than anything, most of the tracks are fun to listen to this time around.
That being said, not every track is a good. Alot of this album is really hit and miss. The album starts off very strong; however the last few tracks feel very tacked on and bland. I feel like the last few tracks are just filler to make the album longer. In my opinion, Set The World On Fire would be a stronger album without them.
In the end, some will like it, some will hate it. The band has taken a lot of flack in general for their image and attitude. It is unfortunate that many people will not even give this album a chance because they already hate the band.