Black Veil Brides
Set the World on Fire


2.0
poor

Review

by ForgetTheFallen USER (8 Reviews)
June 16th, 2011 | 58 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

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.

Recommended Tracks:

NONE.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
RosaParks
June 16th 2011


14909 Comments


Have already heard the title track and saw the video. Probably one of the worst things ever.
The singer is so horrible. He sings all low and then goes into some autotuned "high" range for the choruses.

ZombicidalMan
June 16th 2011


1808 Comments


Band is just bad. Nothing slightly positive can be said, other than, you know, there's a pause button.

And a delete button.

ForgetTheFallen
June 16th 2011


44 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I like how I don't even get constructive criticism. This is my second review and instead of getting help and pointers I just get bashed for not having the same opinion as you.

ForgetTheFallen
June 16th 2011


44 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

thank you. :D

Satellite
June 17th 2011


20816 Comments


oh god that album cover

ZombicidalMan
June 17th 2011


1808 Comments


Man, my review was taken down >.>

And if you want some good criticism, I think Nuclearwarfare gave you pretty much all the advice you need. Only thing I'd add is that you should expand more on some of your points. Saying the singer isn't good at screams is fine, but it's more interesting if you tell us what makes the screams bad.

One listen to them and it's pretty obvious, but still, it's good to know if you don't want to listen at all.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2011


7996 Comments


I requested that your review get taken down for obvious reasons.



Also because I hate other people having any enjoyment

ZombicidalMan
June 17th 2011


1808 Comments


Damn, you have a heart of ice.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2011


7996 Comments


you think I have a heart, how cute

ZombicidalMan
June 17th 2011


1808 Comments


Guess my naivety shows by my assumptions. At least you had valid reasons for taking the review down, but still... that's cold.

Acanthus
June 17th 2011


9543 Comments


Wondered where all the rage went : /

Review wise I'd say if you could learn to weave the recommended tracks into the review itself (either through name dropping or their stellar characteristics) it would seem more professional. Heard that from Irving on someone else's review if I'm not mistaken, and I try to take it to heart. However if you absolutely must have recs you could always do them in the comment section : )

Digging: Falls of Rauros - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2011


50386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

lol at the song titles.

Digging: Viper the Rapper - You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack

ShadowRemains
June 17th 2011


20744 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

good fucking god

Digging: Banks - Goddess

FatChickIrl
June 17th 2011


4096 Comments


lol shadow satan aint got sht on bvb

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2011


50386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Love Isn't Always Fair
That's very informative, thanks bvb

IAmKickass
June 17th 2011


840 Comments


This will be terrible, can't wait to hear it! sike.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2011


50386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Something worse is always around the corner.

DiceMan
June 17th 2011


7068 Comments


like that other review

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2011


50386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

The other one was taken down.

DiceMan
June 17th 2011


7068 Comments


as it should've been



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