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Black Veil Brides : Set The World On Fire

After two independent EP releases, Hollywood based outfit Black Veil Brides released their full-length effort We Stitch These Wounds in 2010 - which despite getting a mixed reception, went on to become an overwhelming success.

12 months on, and Black Veil Brides are back with their latest Set The World On Fire.

 

New Religion is a fist pumping anthem that is full of energy, and showcases the guitarists in delivering some tight metallic riffs, and Christian Coma's powerful double-kick work on the kit. Sound wise, New Religion has a fairly slick production, with the use of gang vocals and Biersack clean vocal approach adding a whole new melodic touch to the band's former metalcore direction.

 

Set The World On Fire is a solid number that is easy on the ears with its polished choruses, shredding solos and punchy/driving drums, while the keyboard/gang vocal enhanced Love Isn't Always Fair, God Bless You, Legacy and the huge anthem Ritual are the definitive highlights on the album.

 

Unfortunately, for all of the strong tracks the album boasts, they've also managed to produce just as many fillers - some of which come across as predictable, cliché and just plain forgettable. In the end, Set The World On Fire isn't too demanding, and is a fun listen. The only downside is that it's also forgettable in patches.

 

Best Track: Ritual

 

If You Like These, You'll Like This: Pedal To The Metal BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART, Homesick A DAY TO REMEMBER

 

In A Word: Patchy

 

 

 

JUSTIN DONNELLY

(Lava Records/Universal Republic Records/Universal Music Australia)