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I am just getting started up with the rock band Black Veil Brides, but their newest album Wretched And Divine: Story Of The Wild Ones is a solid album. It's a solid concept album soon to be turned into a full-length film by the band titled Legion Of The Black based on the story line of the album. The band is one of the more unique ones wearing the glam-rock style by wearing black make-up, body paint and such. They deliver the concept album quite well actually. I'd say they sound like a lighter Avenged Sevenfold, while following the story-telling style of Coheed and Cambria. Black Veil Brides fall into a nice middle-ground of these two excellent bands.
Wretched and Divine: Story Of The Wild Ones is the third studio album from Black Veil Brides. This album shows them maturing from metal-core screams, to the solid metal rock sound that they've found themselves in; it works best for them. The vocals of Andy Biersack are less yelling and growls, but more smooth yet strong. Drummer Christian "CC" Coma tears it up on the drums, showcasing some talented beats. Guitarists Jake Pitts and Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson shred on the guitars with authority, and Ashley Purdy rocks a mean bass. The group really combines for some excellent instrumentals, quite impressive.
As to the album, not many songs standout, they feed off of one another. The leading single is titled "In The End" and it is the best track on the album, but not by much. The lyrics follow the story pretty excellent, but all-in-all, it’s about the music. This track shows only a hint of the quality of musicianship that can be found on the album.
They sure have a unique look to them, but they can rock. Consider me a fan. I recommend the album. Give them a listen. Wretched And Divine: Story Of The Wild Ones is a high quality concept album. Rock out, have some fun, it won't let you down.
Black Veil Brides - "In The End":