Black Veil Brides
We Stitch These Wounds


1.5
very poor

Review

by CaliggyJack USER (92 Reviews)
November 23rd, 2015 | 45 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A couple tracks are sort of good. This, however, can't save an abysmal attempt at Metalcore and Heavy Metal in general. Three producers or not.

Oh boy, here we go. My first review on here and it just so happens to be on a Black Veil Brides album.

A little backstory.

I was in a really good Metalcore mood after binge listening We Came As Romans all day, when I decided to look at some other Metalcore acts. It came as a surprise to me that BVB came up in search results. I didn't even know they did Metalcore, but they did.

And, oh boy, was it horrendous.

We Stitch These Wounds is predominantly a Metalcore record with hints of generic Heavy metal to spice things up. A little too spicy, as I end up crying for water halfway through the whole thing. It set a nice tone in The Outcast's (Call to Arms), with Andy Biersack's grandfather providing a little creepy narration through an audio filtered recording. Yet it could not even remotely prepare me for what was to come. Heck, where do I start" The damn record was Produced by THREE PEOPLE. Blasko, a former bassist for Rob Zombie and current bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, along with G. Preston Boebel and Josh Newell. Yet none of these producers could help this record.

We Stitch These Wounds was some horrendous Metalcore, Andy's vocal were completely off key with the rest of the song. Like really off key. The biggest draw of Metalcore is the marriage between screaming and powerful vocals. The screaming they got, but Andy's vocals cannot match the powerful pitches required for a proper Metalcore outing. Most of the instrumentation was good but was off putted by Andy's vocals.

Beautiful Remains and Children Surrender were both pretty bad songs with no good lyrics and some utterly ear pounding vocals. The instrumentation on Perfect Weapon was actually pretty good compared to many other tracks present. Guitars were rampant in speed and the drumming by Sandra Alvarenga was top notch. Andy's vocals weren't as prevalent as the screaming, which helped it out a bit. Knives and Pens was pretty poor, very bad synchronicity between Andy's vocals and the overall instrumentation. Not just that, the instrumentation is obnoxious to the point where I can barely here anything but one general sound. Not to mention the lyrics were about as diverse as Brittany Spears' Womanizer.

The Mortician's Daughter came as a big surprise to me. It is almost unrelated to the rest of the album, but does come off very nicely. Excellently simple "geetar" solo with some soft vocal delivery by Mr. Biersack. The whole track was great actually. Except my moment of peace was disrupted by All Your Hate, which once again barraged me with some terrible drumming. The drumming is probably the worst on this track, being completely off track with the rest of the song's tone.

And even when the instrumentation is top tier, like in Heaven's Calling, the vocals go way off track with the rest. Andy cannot get the pitch needed to bring out the "Metalcore" in this record. Honestly this record would have just been better as a Death Metal record, it wouldn't have saved the whole album, but it would have improved the overall quality. I won't lie though, I love Never Give In. The guitar in this song absolutely nails the raw intensity of the lyrics, and surprisingly matches Andy's vocals for once. It retains a creepy atmosphere over the whole 3 minutes and 9 seconds. Sweet Remedy and Carolyn are both meh. Neither are so terrible I hate them, but they aren't good enough for me to praise either.




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Snake.
November 23rd 2015


22179 Comments


[Part of my Black veil Brides review series]


can't wait to neg all of them

Propose
November 23rd 2015


959 Comments


shit review, I guarantee you are in high school with these writing skills.

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ShakerFaker
November 23rd 2015


215 Comments


i can't tell if you're mocking the other guy's review series of the same band. if not, this review is really confusing and doesn't read like a 1. it'll probably help if you talk about the album's overall sound and what makes it bad - whatever it is, i have no idea i've never listened to this group

Propose
November 23rd 2015


959 Comments


Honestly this record would have just been better as a Death Metal record
Honestly this record would have just been better as a Death Metal record
Honestly this record would have just been better as a Death Metal record
Honestly this record would have just been better as a Death Metal record

ArsMoriendi
November 23rd 2015


30062 Comments


Wow are these paragraphs way too numerous and way too small... combine some, not even gonna read this until unless you do...

Digging: The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

JigglyPDiddy
November 23rd 2015


3721 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

You guys are hurting Black Veil Bride's average rate in the process.

torts
November 23rd 2015


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[Part of my Black veil Brides review series]



oh cmon wasnt snides bad enough

Futures
November 23rd 2015


9977 Comments


incredible

torts
November 23rd 2015


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh ok this is a troll that explains it

Asdfp277
November 23rd 2015


22620 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

at least he mentions quality and not just the constituents of the songs.....

ChopSuey
November 23rd 2015


2506 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

For a moment I thought that was the real torts Needledrop dude from YouTube

JigglyPDiddy
November 23rd 2015


3721 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

His last name is beer sack. wut

Sinternet
November 23rd 2015


22545 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

congratulations you are now among the 13 other generous souls who have decided that we need to hear their useless opinions about this album. As for writing comprehension, I'm not sure you even had one paragraph without a major grammatical error, and your paragraphing was awful anyway.

Digging: Karenn - Music Feels Better With Shoe

torts
November 23rd 2015


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

For a moment I thought that was the real torts Needledrop dude from YouTube











what



Futures
November 23rd 2015


9977 Comments


d*mn

deathschool
November 23rd 2015


25704 Comments


Needs a trigger warning

torts
November 23rd 2015


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

doesn't every review

treeqt.
November 23rd 2015


16968 Comments


not a chief keef review everyone knows he's trigger happy

torts
November 23rd 2015


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i never thought I'd say this but i hope you get banned this very instant

Snake.
November 23rd 2015


22179 Comments


we've all wanted tree banned from day one



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