Black Veil Brides - 2012 - Set the world on fire
Set The World On Fire
Love Isn't Always Fair
God Bless You
Rebel Love Song
Die For You
Youth And Whisky
Black Veil Brides return with their sophomore album "Set The World On Fire" less than a year after their debut.
They have replaced their previous drummer, Sandra Alvarenga, with Christian Coma. The rest of the lineup remains the same.
Singer Andy Beirsack has dropped the screaming in most of the songs, which is a good thing because he was not good at it frankly.
His vocals haven't changed much,only here he's going for a bit rougher style...but his complete inability to carry any of the tracks on Set the World on Fire is the weakness of the album
This becomes clear from the very start. In “New Religion” the guitars are fast, the drums are pounding, and the soaring “whoahs” show the band has made sure this is the kind of music that is fit for stadiums, but then there’s the vocals, which are just there.
Also one of the main crippling aspects of the album is its overall cheesiness !
The new drummer brings some impressive double-bass drums beats to the album. These beats help push the music forward for the most part.
On the downside, the bass is never heard except for in the bass intro in The Legacy.
I wouldn't compare this to an '80s glam metal band. The image is similar, but the sound is far from glam metal.
Most of the tracks are either quick-paced melodic songs or groove-riff head bangers. Most of the tracks are fun to listen to this time around but not every track is a good.
Alot of this album is really hit and miss.
The album starts off very strong; however the last few tracks are just filler to make the album longer.
In my opinion, Set The World On Fire would be a stronger album without them.
In the end, some will like it, some will hate it.
All I suggest to the listener is to have no prior judgements and let the music speak for itself.
Andy Biersack - Vocals
Ashley Purdy - Bass
Jinxx - Guitar
Jake Pitts - Guitar
Christian Coma - Drums