Black Veil Brides
Set the World on Fire


5.0
classic

Review

by CRIMS0NGH0ST USER (2 Reviews)
September 21st, 2013 | 56 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album pretty much is an abandoning of their debut album's style and is more of a glam metal album.

I will always fail to perceive why people hate this band's music, especially when it's mainly the look, the fans or anything outside the music or just because of their debut album. The debut album was more of melodic metalcore with some glam metal influences, but this album moved away from that sound and sounds like glam metal. Andy Biersack doesn't scream on this album, except for a very, very few times. He pretty much sings. The unique thing about Black Veil Brides for a glam metal band is that Andy has really deep vocals and is influenced by the likes of maybe Gene Simmons while most glam metal vocalists like Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, etc have a higher voice. The guitar riffs also play a lot of riffs influenced a lot by heavy metal and hard rock with some pentatonic scales here and there. Jinxx and Jake Pitts are a really good guitar duo, especially during solos where they do some really complex guitar shreds similar to hard rock and heavy metal bands from the 1980s. Here are some tracks off the album:

Fallen Angels: You are going to love this song if you listen to KISS. The chorus is extremely catchy and anthemic and the guitars are full of shredding and glam metal/hard rock riffing. It sounds like an unreleased track from KISS off an album after the 1980s, only with some glam metal characteristics, KISS were only glam metal from 1983-1989.

Rebel Love Song: Some people will say the band aren't glam metal, well they certainly never listened to this song. It sounds like an unreleased track from bands like Poison, Mötley Crüe or Quiet Riot. It has some really upbeat and joyful, yet really romantic melodies and even the music video totally looks like an 80s glam metal music video! If you listen to glam metal, you're going to love this song.

The Legacy: After CC does his drum intro, Ash Purdy goes on with his bass. All of a sudden, the guitars pop in with their pentatonic rock 'n roll riffing and then the guitars seem to be tuned to drop d. The verses sound a little more modern, which shows how the band will sound more old-school from record to record, slowly dragging the melodic metalcore fans or fans of bands like Escape the Fate, Asking Alexandria, Suicide Silence, etc into the old rock sound. It is also the heaviest song on the album and after the second chorus Andy starts growling. Then suddenly a breakdown that you'd hear from bands like Hatebreed or something pops in. Then the guitar soloing pops in and suddenly the guitar tuning seems to rise.

Savior: This is a beautiful power ballad that sounds like a typical 1980s glam metal band's power ballad. Andy just starts with some passionate singing and the guitars are kind of acoustic. It sounds like an 80s glam ballad until the end, where Andy screams a little.

Youth & Whiskey: Almost as heavy as The Legacy. This song is just a hard rock song with a metalcore breakdown. It is the closest song to their melodic metalcore roots off this album.

Smokes & Mirrors: The intro is the best part of the song! It starts off with some awesome rock 'n roll riffing with a pentatonic melody to it then even a temporary guitar shred comes in. It is another song off this album that represents the entire album next to Rebel Love Song or Love Isn't Always Fair. It may be a bonus track, but it's some of the best this album has to offer.

With this album, Black Veil Brides surly are going to bring back the old-school rock style sometime soon. No wonder many rock legends (Alice Cooper, Dee Snider, Nikki Sixx, Sebastian Bach) are praising them!


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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2013


50380 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

"If you like hard rock bands like Guns 'N Roses, Scorpions and KISS, glam metal bands like Poison, Quiet Riot and Mötley Crüe, or even maybe the heavy"

at first I was like "Nah I don't like those bands" but then you mentioned The Heavy and I was like "Fuck yeah they rule face"

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Millstone
September 21st 2013


367 Comments


I'm fucking done.

FearThyEvil
September 21st 2013


12547 Comments


Has to be 10-12. Can't expect any age higher.

TheGreatQ
September 21st 2013


1396 Comments


Hi Skele

Digging: xSPONGEXCOREx - How Tough Are Yah?

IbenizGEO1
September 21st 2013


2258 Comments


OMG

YoYoMancuso
September 21st 2013


11081 Comments


"CRIMS0NGH0ST"

MoosechriS
September 21st 2013


5012 Comments


hahahahahaha please stop, you're killing me...... On that thought please continue, the sooner i snuff it the sooner i don't have to be part of a world where someone 5's this pile of congealed monkey vomit.

Tunaboy45
September 21st 2013


2313 Comments


This review is a fucking tragedy mate. Neg.

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Tunaboy45
September 21st 2013


2313 Comments


Are you by any chance 10 years old?

theNateman
September 21st 2013


84 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This is just no. all of my "No" goes to this.

IbenizGEO1
September 21st 2013


2258 Comments


ahahaha that gave me a good laugh Nateman

Green Baron
September 21st 2013


20000 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

hi skele

Solaire
September 21st 2013


883 Comments


Skele, my sworn advisory. We meet again.

Futures
September 21st 2013


10773 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVMib1T4T4

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ChopSuey
September 21st 2013


2392 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

best band ever

CRIMS0NGH0ST
September 21st 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i guess most people hate them for the band's look. i don't get how rebel love song isn't glam tbh

FearThyEvil
September 21st 2013


12547 Comments


No, it's because their music is fucking awful.

CRIMS0NGH0ST
September 21st 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

most people only judge them with their debut album

FearThyEvil
September 21st 2013


12547 Comments


All their albums blow.

joshieboy12345
September 21st 2013


5370 Comments


Good one Skele.



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