Black Veil Brides
Set the World on Fire


2.0
poor

Review

by Henomeister USER (7 Reviews)
July 6th, 2011 | 24 replies | 6,341 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If Dr. Feelgood, American Psycho and Walt Disney were joint impregnated and had a baby in hot topic, this would be the baby.

1 of 4 thought this review was well written

Black Veil Brides, the latest band all the teenagers are following and raving about. All how there music is so 'in depth' and 'emotional' and how front many Andy Biersack is the greatest singer in the world. Me, being a teenager, is sick of this band and all his friends raving about how awesome they are when they really are a bunch of hot topic teens dressing up, teasing their hair and wearing lots (I mean LOTS!) of make up.

I first heard of this band back when they released their first LP and although their wasn't that much tracks on it, I really enjoyed it. Songs like 'Sex And Hollywood' and 'Hello My Hate' sounded like they ripped the guts of a billy idol song out and modernized it. I thought this was pretty cool and I had high hopes, then that devil Knives And Pens was released and all the little emo's started raving on about it, the more teens raving in my school, the more my hatred grew. Since that time they have released one ***ty album and just recently they released their new album 'Set The World On Fire'

When I first turned this on I expected the same old awful screams and dull singing their last album and to my suprise, I was only half right. Nearly no screaming at all is used in this album and although Andy Biersacks voice is still dull as ever, consistent use of auto-tune makes the album alot more bearable.

I actually started to really enjoy this album, It was like Motley Crue and The Misfits were smashed together for Disney channel and although that sounds ultra corny, it works quite well. The guitaring is strong and is supported by great drum tracks. Unfortuatley the bass is overlooked here and you can rarely hear it, but it's not that much of a problem.

Speaking of problems, behind the nice song structure and instrumentals, there's alot of problems here. First of all, the lyrics of awful, bad enough to make you cringe. They are obviously aimed at young emo's to make them feel good about themselves and loved, but these are just so bad. Especially in the song 'Fallen Angels' where it's the obvious cliche of 'outcast' and 'individuals' trying to get noticed. The song loses all hope where biersack shouts out the chorus lyrics about screaming and shouting and all the other bull*** these hot topic bands talk about.

The songs also lack any originality and individuality. BVB rip off nearly every hard rock, metal, metalcore and emo cliche here and mash them up in to 4 minute long songs. It also gets harder to get through the album when almost all the songs sound the same (excluding the slower songs but they're so bad they are not even worth mentioning.)

Sometimes I think to myself, "Why did I even bother with this album?" The answer is I never should have. It's obvious that they tried to appeal to more of an audience this time around rather then the girly emo's that 'We Stitch These Wounds' was obviously aimed at. But I think this album will still only appeal to the girly emo's because this album is just a hit and miss in creating a decent metal album. The song structure and instrumentals are there but they are just destroyed by awful singing, horrible lyrics and repetitiveness

So all metalcore, metal, hard rock, punk rock or fans of real music are reading this, DO NOT LISTEN TO IT.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
progmetal77
July 6th 2011



34 Comments


Good review, this looks like the gayest thing ever
oh, "released their new album 'Set The World On Fire" boy thats original
one thing though, your fourth paragraph is really out of place and makes it sound like your liked the album

Acanthus
July 6th 2011



9504 Comments


I can't believe this has four reviews, at least the general rating is the correct one.

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Aspenshadow
July 6th 2011



301 Comments


I don't think I've ever hated a band so deeply.

booreno62
July 7th 2011



69 Comments


This didn't need more than two reviews.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 7th 2011



20194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The first two reviews published sucked though

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Henomeister
July 8th 2011



22 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Thanks heaps for the criticism. When I first heard the guitar I thought it was going to be a decent album, but then the vocals came in...

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2011



7224 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is so generic it hurts

Kris.
July 8th 2011



11307 Comments


even in the 80s this wouldve sucked

Wheelah
July 9th 2011



756 Comments


Top rated YouTube comment on one of their videos:
"i hate this world..

i have to go school tomorrow n my friend is saying that she won't without any fucking reason..

n i don't talk to any other in my class..

m new :'(

fuck the world..

love you BVB :')"

Facepalm. I listened to one of their songs, just to see what all the teenage emo girls are hyping... And it is horrible. The lyrics may be some of the most generic, awful lyrics I've ever heard. I want 4 minutes of my life back.

BallsToTheWall
July 15th 2011



44164 Comments


When I listen to Set The World On Fire without the video I can appreciate its catchieness and forget their image because well it's so out of place.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2011



20194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah the title track is the only half decent track

I presume you mean the title track and not the entire album

BallsToTheWall
July 15th 2011



44164 Comments


well yeah only reason i have it is because its on the transformers soundtrack, doesnt matter though it's catchy. Image and music is so far apart though. How could such a lady bitch sing so deeply and manly?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2011



20194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yeah that surprised me too at first

most of the music is still terrible though.

Henomeister
July 15th 2011



22 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Listen to Saviour. You'll forget all catchiness and want to destroy the band.

RosaParks
July 23rd 2011



14592 Comments


"uniqueness"

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2011



48520 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Who is this naruto guy

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2011



16071 Comments


what the fuck is this

are these girls


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Kris.
July 23rd 2011



11307 Comments


theyre pretty hot

sniper
July 23rd 2011



18578 Comments


i didn't even know there was a sputnik genre for "mainstream rock" until i saw his pie chart.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2011



16071 Comments


oh the old genre system, how i loved you

its hilarious that there is a mainstream rock and not a classic rock section. both would be retarded but if you had to pick one WHY WOULD YOU PICK MAINSTREAM FUCKING ROCK



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