Black Veil Brides
Rebels


4.0
excellent

Review

by MrMungo USER (1 Reviews)
December 12th, 2011 | 43 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Black Veil Brides step up their game for a bigger audience.

In their previous effort, Set the World on Fire, Black Veil Brides began to eschew their emo/post hardcore musical style for a more mainstream rock style. Now, with their new EP, Rebels, they go for a more mainstream rock style with a bit of hardcore and classic rock thrown in.

The EP opens with an original song, titled Coffin. It starts off with an eerie piano intro and then goes into a typical BVB guitar riff. Andy Biersack's singing has improved from his monotonous tone on their previous albums. He is hitting more notes and there is more energy in his singing. The chorus of Coffin is very powerful and catchy, and showcases Andy's vocal talents perfectly. After the second verse, the song leads into a basic breakdown. Andy's screams aren't fantastic, but it's definitely not bad. The breakdown transitions into a typical Black Veil Brides guitar solo, but lead guitarist Jake Pitts has stepped it up from their previous albums. He uses more slightly more advanced techniques and melodies instead of another speedy shredding solo that has come to be expected.

Black Veil Brides then cover two songs from previous decades, Billy Idol's Rebel Yell and Kiss' Unholy, featuring a guitar solo performed by Zakk Wylde. BVB do a great job at making these songs their own, with Andy's screams and Jake's guitar work thrown in that were not present on the original versions. The guitar solo in Rebel Yell is similar to that in Coffin, but it sounds better and more melodic. Unholy sounds like it came right from the 80's, except for the bits of screaming. Zakk Wylde's prolonged guitar solo is better than any of Jake Pitts' and it brings the emotion of the song to a whole new level.

An extended version of one of their previous music videos for the single Rebel Love Song, from their last album, closes the EP. It's nothing special, and it has cringe worthy acting, but it is an enjoyable watch and gives you an idea of what it's like to see BVB perform live.

Black Veil Brides' have become a respectable band in today's scene. While there is some things to work on for them, such as the vocals, they have crafted an enjoyable EP that will be enjoyed by many people who have previously bashed the band. I anticipate their next full length album to see if they live up to the hype they are bound to create with this EP.


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dragoth (4)
BVB come out with a great EP, just avoid the video....

Jacob Russell (2.5)
Is fourth time the charm with this notoriously terrible band?...

Djraisor (4)
An Excellent EP That shows the growth of the band from Hollywood, California...

Henry Owens (1.5)
Black Veil Brides ruin all Christmas cheers with this embarrassing release....


Comments:Add a Comment 
Hep Kat
December 13th 2011


15356 Comments


help

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2011


50872 Comments


Can't believe this shit is on a major label

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DieDead
December 13th 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Who the fuck would give this a 4.0?!?! This band sucks, and wow zakk played on this. Shame
him.

FreddyKroeger
December 13th 2011


21 Comments


Zakk Wylde only cares about money. He'll put his stamp on anything if the price is right.

MrMungo
December 13th 2011


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

DieDead have you even listened to this or are you just judging them based on their other stuff? i swear this ep is so far ahead of their full lengths

figure337
December 13th 2011


420 Comments


If he heard their other stuff why would he even bother with the new stuff?

Ignimbrite
December 13th 2011


5464 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WEvJC_uxBo

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Hep Kat
December 13th 2011


15356 Comments


"the drums on the ep 4.5 out of 5/ it is really good on drums. and uh a lot of double bass which i like. and it is just classic black veil brides drumming with the double bass and so on"

Ignimbrite
December 13th 2011


5464 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

classic black veil brides drumming

Hep Kat
December 13th 2011


15356 Comments


Black Veil Brides step up their game for a bigger audience

Ovrot
December 13th 2011


10554 Comments


with a rebel yell he shouted
no
no
no

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DieDead
December 13th 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

HFSDAGHFDSGAGDSA

MrMungo
December 13th 2011


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like trivium ... down from the sky is a good song

DeathByDaydream
December 13th 2011


546 Comments


has got to be a troll

dimsim3478
December 13th 2011


5335 Comments


I feel sorry for MrMungo. Look if you want to see people who really CAN play there instruments and not be generic cliche idiots. Look up Trivium - Down From The Sky. I'll save from you bad taste in music. Everything is going to alright.

So, you insult MrMungo about liking Black Veil Brides and then you recommend him TRIVIUM??? I mean, they're a fairly good band, but, are you fucking serious?

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DieDead
December 13th 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

DSFAGDSFADFAFDSAFDSFADFDSA

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2011


22034 Comments


Wtf how is this well written and still a positive review

must be a troll

neg'd cos troll

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2011


23976 Comments


man these guys are such fucking rebels

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DoABarrelRoll
December 13th 2011


342 Comments


These fellas are changing the game

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2011


22034 Comments


didn't actually neg this btw



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