Black Veil Brides has released a brand new album, which is appropriately called Black Veil Brides IV. The album dropped officially on October 27, and frankly, this album posed many questions.
This album has a very obvious religious feel to it. For the most part, it appears to be almost anti religion, but not quite. Tracks like "Devil in The Mirrior", and "The Shattered God" depict that quite well.
"Goodbye Agony" is beautiful, but also slightly concerning. Andy sounds beautiful as always, as he sings on this song. He sounds very passionate and into what he's singing about, but it does almost sound like someone has not been okay. "In blood, I draw the line, I've given all my pride." Whatever happened to "Never Give In"?
Its possible they were just speaking for those who have fought with self harm for a while because another track "Drag Me To The Grave" could be quite empowering to those who have had a history with that. It also sounds like it could be the theme song for a movie, for some reason.
Honestly, the whole album stands out. It poses a lot of questions, including the inspiration behind the songs, and if everyone in the band is alright mentally. BVB definitely did not disappoint with their fifth album, and certainly gave people something to think about. This interesting album has received a four star rating.
Gerard Way released his first solo album, Hesitant Alien on September 28, 2014, and its caused quite the stir. While its nice to see Gerard making music that he is truly proud of, and happy with, this album does not seem to showcase his talent fully. It barely shines through, and frankly it just doesn't stand out.
Yes, it is unique, but only because it has a vintage vibe, while most things today are do not have that. Its not a bad album, there's nothing wrong with with, its just missing something.
The only track that really caught my attention was, "Juarez" and even with that being the case, there is no explanation for why that one stood out and the others didn't. However, a question did come to mind on this one. Why did Gerard feel the need to point out multiple times that he cannot swim in this song?
Killjoys are going to be disgruntled by this, but this album honestly only gets a three star rating. That is because its not horrible, but its not great either.
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All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.