Black Veil Brides
We Stitch These Wounds


1.5
very poor

Review

by RobH USER (13 Reviews)
April 14th, 2012 | 16 replies | 2,267 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In three words: Unoriginal, Bland, and Boring.

7 of 8 thought this review was well written

As most of you are aware by now, Black Veil Brides are one of the biggest bands in the world at the moment. 'emo' kids (who have no idea what emo actually is) all over the world love them, and declare themselves part of the 'BVB Army'. On the other hand, they are hated by a lot of people, mostly for their ridiculous image (a friend of mine described them as looking like 'the hookers from Halloweentown'). However, do they deserve the admiration/hate that that they receive?

Well, I'm going to look at 'We Stitch These Wounds' and then decide on whether or not they deserve their hate and admiration.

Now, I shall start off by saying that the guitarists are pretty talented, and the guitar lines are pretty well written. However, this doesn't save the music from being generic, bland and boring. The riffs are just generic Post Hardcore riffs which don't compare to riffs done by bands such as Alexisonfire and Thrice.

It also doesn't help matters that the majority of songs that litter 'We Stitch These Wounds' sound very samey. You could swap most the riffs on this album around, and it will provide little to no difference.

Another factor which drags this album down is that the songs contained on this album are pretty bland and boring. While the guitarists are talented, they failed to make the music interesting and gripping. The songs don't stand out at all amongst the sea of Post Hardcore/Metalcore bands around at the moment. While I'm a fan of Post Hardcore, I admit it has been done to death, and there are a sea of bands that sound the same.

The one feature that sets BVB apart from their tonnes of clones is their singer Andy Bierseck. I cannot stand his monotone voice, and it is something which makes me despise this band more then I do already.

Just before I round this off, there is one song I'm going to pick out to talk about: Knives and Pens. This is (in my opinion) the best song on the album, probably because it's the only one where Andy's voice doesn't make my ears bleed. However, it's still pretty generic, and the intro is a rip off of Avenged Sevenfold's Unholy Confessions.

Now, my conclusion. While the band may not deserve all the hate they get, they certainly are not worthy of all the admiration they recieve. They are just another Post Hardcore band who are only famous because of their image, when it's supposed to be about the music. Their image is also what gets them a lot of hate, which is also ridiculous. While I dislike them, I dislike them because their music bores me, not because they look like rejects from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.



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macadoolahicky
April 14th 2012



1835 Comments


Idk. I mean, IcyLily 5'd this so I am kind of skeptical about your opinion...

Funeralopolis
April 14th 2012



11230 Comments


album is a classic < 333333

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Apollo
April 14th 2012



10298 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

this review really needed to be written

thanks user

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2012



3374 Comments


the "now, i shall...." and "now, my conclusion...." sound too epic. review is okay but unnecessary.

someguy
April 14th 2012



10 Comments


It's a first review, so it doesn't matter if this was unnecessary. Practise man, practise

Funeralopolis
April 14th 2012



11230 Comments


Yea this is decent enough for a first review but could use some work. Just remember that people are generally sour about unnecessary reviews being produced. You should really only review it if:

A) doesn't already have a review
B) have a different perspective to bring on the album

The7thVermicide
April 14th 2012



925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

People that sour about unnecessary reviews are cunts

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
April 14th 2012



1785 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Not bad for a first review

Funeralopolis
April 14th 2012



11230 Comments


@7thVemicide: No, it is understandable that people would be upset about it because it pushes a necessary review off the front page.

someguest
April 14th 2012



20393 Comments


why'd they put boxxxy on the cover

WashboardSuds
April 14th 2012



4993 Comments


RobH USER (2 Reviews)


what about this made anyone think this was his first review?

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The7thVermicide
April 14th 2012



925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I get the point Funeralopolis .But for me things like this are not a big deal ,this guy is not a troll or something like that ,just another reviewer that is beggining.So attacking him just for posting a BVB album review is stupid ( in my opinion) .

SCREAMorphine
April 15th 2012



1752 Comments


Oh so you think this is generic.

Review wasn't that bad... but unnecessary.

ReturnToRock
April 15th 2012



3448 Comments


Decent review, but you should really go into at least some of the songs. You have some repetition issues, and you could replace those repeat points with a little bit of song analysis.

Also, you should give some examples of similar-sounding artists, to position the band's sound for those not familiar with them (such as myself).

Otherwise good job.

ReturnToRock
April 15th 2012



3448 Comments


Also, ReturnToRock reviews American Idiot. No one complains.

Ahhh, the perks of seniority

zaruyache
April 15th 2012



6279 Comments


why'd they put boxxxy on the cover

I've thought this since the first time I saw the cover.

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