Black Veil Brides
We Stitch These Wounds


2.5
average

Review

by Aidan Huddleston USER (5 Reviews)
May 26th, 2012 | 28 replies | 1,810 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Surprisingly average

5 of 7 thought this review was well written

When I first heard of Black Veil Brides I didn't think too much about them. I listened to their song "Knives and Pens" on a friend's Myspace page back around mid 2009. My first initial thoughts were another scene kid band that will die out in about another year or so. Well so far they lasted much longer than I expected and after listening to their debut album "We Stitch These Wounds" I have one thing to say, it's surprisingly not bad.

Now don't get me wrong I don't think this album is good, there are many things wrong with this album but overall it's not a bad start. But I like to start my reviews on a positive note so I'll list the things that aren't bad with this album first.

First off the band really knows how to play their instruments. One thing i was really surprised by was the fact that there are almost no breakdowns in the album, in fact they seem to replace all the breakdowns with solos... a very large amount of solos. In fact almost every song on the album has a solo somewhere in it. Some people may find this a bad thing but I don't, the solos show off a lot the band's musical talent. And I really enjoy their sound, it reminds me a lot of the older Avenged Sevenfold and Escape The Fate songs.

Now on to the negatives. First the songs all have a very similar formula, a lot of the songs sounds very much a like and it can get a little boring listening to the album all the way through. I pretty much knew where the solo in a song would be after about track 3. Normally this would be a much bigger negative but since this is their debut I'll let this one slide.

The lyrics are what you would typically find in generic post-hardcore bands. Talking about depression and such, but they're not bad enough to ruin the album.

But what really brings this band down is the lead vocalist Andy Sixx's terrible vocals. His voice is so monotone, boring and at some points down right unbearable that this album can be really hard to listen to all in one sitting. His screams aren't all that much better either, sounding very whiny rather than aggressive.

Overall though "We Stitch These Wounds" wasn't a bad start for Black Veil Brides but it certainly could have been much better.


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Fluttertrank
May 26th 2012



16939 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

good review. but people need to stop reviewing this.

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Sirob
May 26th 2012



2653 Comments


man or woman on the cover? cant tell cause if its a woman it looks like the people in the band

pjquinones747
May 26th 2012



730 Comments


Sirob it's a painting of the vocalist. I like this review, not flashy in delivery, you get straight to the point. Though it borders on boring, because a little more description, maybe a specifically good song or bad song would suffice.

Plus the vocals get better on the second album a lot. Pos'd your review.

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Storm In A Teacup
May 26th 2012



12688 Comments


I have no idea what this band sounds like I just know they're on guitar and metal magazine covers.

pjquinones747
May 26th 2012



730 Comments


Storm in a Teacup, they sound like a rock band from 30 years ago with much better production and a twist in their sound here and there. Considering your music taste, i'd give it a spin.

mastille
May 26th 2012



532 Comments


is this asking alexandria

that's the impression I'm getting from their knives and pens video

Fluttertrank
May 26th 2012



16939 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

vocals suck on second album too

Storm In A Teacup
May 26th 2012



12688 Comments


Okay but I'm gonna be insulted if it's shitty lol

pjquinones747
May 26th 2012



730 Comments


If you're a regular on this website you'll probably think it's shitty.

Fluttertrank
May 26th 2012



16939 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

our if you are a regular music listener. you think its shitty

pjquinones747
May 26th 2012



730 Comments


ethnocentrism

KILL
May 26th 2012



67023 Comments


Out of Genre: 2
In Genre: 4
For its Time: 4
These Days: 2.5
Instrumentally: 3
Vocally/Lyrically: 2
Influence Level: 4.5
Personally: 2.5

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Fluttertrank
May 26th 2012



16939 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

lol,kill

mastille
May 26th 2012



532 Comments


Yeah that vocalist sounds and looks like a major douche

Japan and visual kei are leagues above this, even with the guyliner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja7q6SYAwKs

BodomThrashMachine
May 26th 2012



316 Comments


Rating is infinitely too high. Decent review. Didn't vote.

NWOAHM666
May 26th 2012



849 Comments


Who the hell is giving this 5?

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
May 26th 2012



1671 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Don't think this deserves a 1 like most people give it, it's not like it's devoid of talent, the guitarists are decent, just a shame they're not creative whatsoever. Having said that, it's still a very poor album

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Storm In A Teacup
May 26th 2012



12688 Comments


I just listened to half of a song and I couldn't finish.

BodomThrashMachine
May 26th 2012



316 Comments


@ASnideRemark

Yeah but IcyLilly is just a troll. I mean the kind of retards who think black veil fags or any other commercialcore deserves more than 4/5 don't usually care for any other music. IcyLilly basically positively reviewed everything we think is horrid, putrid shit and negatively reviewed some pretty highly-rated albums. Obvious troll.

Owantjaaaa
May 26th 2012



2779 Comments


IcyLilly isn't even a funny troll

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