Overall Score: 8/10 Vocals: 7/10 Musicianship: 8/10 Impression: 9/10 Pros: Good musicianship | Lots of singalong moments Cons: Andy Six's voice is weak
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for months, you’ll have heard of Black Veil Brides. Loved and loathed in equal measure, BVB have got everyone talking.
To get it out of the way, let’s talk about their image. BVB like wearing makeup and fancy costumes on stage. Apparently this is ‘not metal’, funnily enough, the same people who say this all love bands like Dimmu Borgir…
So, when you actually listen to the music, you’ll find a surprisingly good album. Set the World on Fire is the follow up to the bands debut album We Stitch These Wounds, which was, at best, a generic metalcore album. Set the World On Fire however, is something more.
Everything about the band seems to have improved on this record, Andy Six’s voice, while still not the best in the world, provides some great hooks for their legions of fans to sing and scream along to. The soaring twin guitar harmonies that dominate this album are very reminiscent of (Avenged Sevenfold’s) City of Evil, but really show off the ability of the guitarists. The gang vocals on tracks like Fallen Angels are massive, after a few plays of this album you’ll find yourself shouting along.
What Black Veil brides have achieved on Set the World on Fire is combining the sound of modern metalcore bands like A7X and Bullet For My Valentine with the glam metal sound of the 80’s. But however good this album is, people will continue to shun them and overlook just how important a band like BVB are. For many young people, this may be the first metal album they ever buy. We need bands like this to convert the next generation of young metal fans.
Set the World on Fire is a great release by one of the most important bands of 2011.
Sounds Like: Avenged Sevenfold meets Motley Crue
Killer Tracks: Fallen Angels, The Legacy, Youth and Whiskey
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