Pierce the Veil
Misadventures


4.5
superb

Review

by TheCalebRobinson USER (21 Reviews)
May 13th, 2016 | 147 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: When you talk in your sleep, I'll be there to slow your breath...

After four years of anticipation, Pierce the Veil's brand new album, "Misadventures," is finally here. Without a doubt, expectations for this record were high as can be. Not only was the wait unbearable for some fans, but with Pierce the Veil's excellent prior release of "Collide With the Sky," many looked forward to see what they could do to expand and improve their already stellar sound. Fear not, because "Misadventures" does not disappoint.

To put it bluntly, Pierce the Veil took what worked with their last two releases (such as the instrumentals, songwriting, originality) and improved upon them. For example, the instrumentals in "Texas Is Forever" are among some of the band's best. Its energetic tempo, led by terrific drumming from Mike Fuentes, is complemented by a stellar guitar riff. In fact, this album is filled with memorable riffs. In the opening seconds of the album's opener, "Dive In," Pierce the Veil hits you with a wonderfully catchy riff combined with great piano composition behind it.

Many people feared that "Misadventures" would lack the heaviness that was found in previous Pierce the Veil albums. However, with the breakdowns in "Dive In" and "Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed," it almost seems silly to have even worried about it in the first place. Pierce the Veil seems well aware of what their talents are, and they capitalize on nearly all of them. One thing that may surprise fans though is the surprising lack of slow songs. Even the softest tracks from "Misadventures," such as "Circles" and "Bedless," have some sort of pop-punk rhythm to them. This won't be an issue to all, but for the fans looking for another song like "Stay Away From My Friends," you won't find it here.

The only real issue with "Misadventures" is the fact that not every one of its eleven songs is memorable. Don't get me wrong, each song is good and enjoyable to listen to, but songs like "Today I Saw the Whole World" and "Gold Medal Ribbon" don't stand out in any significant way. With that being said, "Misadventures" is a wonderful album full of emotion, wonder, fun, heartbreak, and most of all, talent. Pierce the Veil exceeded all expectations with this release, and found new ways to capitalize on what they do best. Even if you're not a Pierce the Veil fan now, you might be converted by the end of this album.



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Calc
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2016


16356 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

this leaked pretty recently so the length of the review makes kinda sense but at least you were first good job. save for a few parts this shit is soft though.

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ATTA
May 13th 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I enjoyed it on my first listen. It a more soft album, but the soft parts are not bad. They still have some energy, but some don't and they are boring. Still, it was a good listen.

Sinternet
May 14th 2016


20832 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

sucks

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chug73
May 14th 2016


4112 Comments


Collide was a classic I'm worried this won't even measure up. The singles I heard Vic sounded tired and worn down, unlike on Bulls or First Punch where he killed it.

Ebola
May 14th 2016


3709 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Album is awesome. Was a little worried as the singles were a bit too poppy, but Dive In, Today I Saw the Whole World, and Sambuka are some of the best tracks they've ever recorded. Song for Isabelle is surprisingly stellar as well.

I definitely disagree with your statement regarding Today I Saw the Whole World, but great review nonetheless.

TheMrAlexK
May 14th 2016


11146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Is Vic's voice still annoying af?

torts
May 14th 2016


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

not even close to collide

Ebola
May 14th 2016


3709 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I'd say there's nothing that reaches as high as Collide, but this isn't nearly as frontloaded and the album flows far better.

chug73
May 14th 2016


4112 Comments


It's got some bangers but nothing as explosive as Collide.

chug73
May 14th 2016


4112 Comments


yah agree

Ebola
May 14th 2016


3709 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Collide > This > Selfish Machines > Flair [2]

chug73
May 14th 2016


4112 Comments


Dive In tho

erizen826
May 14th 2016


857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed is so fucking good.

TheMrAlexK
May 14th 2016


11146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Liking this a lot more then I was expecting to.

torts
May 14th 2016


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

after the fourth track everything gets so monotonous sounding eh

TheMrAlexK
May 14th 2016


11146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah I agree, the first three tracks were surprisingly great and then everything after was just meh.

erizen826
May 14th 2016


857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Texas and Divine Zero would've fit so well on Collide, it's not surprising they're the highlights for a lot of people.

TheCalebRobinson
May 14th 2016


106 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Personally, I thought Dive In was the best track.

TheMrAlexK
May 14th 2016


11146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Same



Might check Collide with the Sky if the first couple tracks would fit well on it.

ATTA
May 14th 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Totally





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