Black Veil Brides – We Stitch These Wounds (2010)

Album Review

Following the YouTube clatter for their video “Knives and Pens,” Black Veil Brides’ first release, We Stitch These Wounds, finds the band venturing into territory that’s been tried by the likes of Bullet for my Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold. With staccato guitar blasts and emo-screamo vocal stylings, Black Veil Brides fits comfortably into the genre while not necessarily breaking new ground. Songs like “Perfect Weapon” contain all the metal cliches that one song could offer, with its melodic harmony riffs, double bass pumping, and vocal melodies. The title track, “We Stitch These Wounds,” brings an apt melody as vocalist Andy Six utilizes screaming in all the right spots. Songs like “Sweet Blasphemy” actually do a great job at giving the band some modern… Read more on allmusic.com

About the Band

Groups like Venom, Mercyful Fate, and Slayer may have founded death metal in the early ’80s, but it wasn’t until such disciples as Morbid Angel came along at the close of the decade that the genre was pushed to its most extreme level, both musically and lyrically. Formed in 1984 in Florida, Morbid Angel (along with Death) would also help spearhead an eventual death metal movement in their home state, which would include such notables as Deicide and Obituary, among countless others. From its inception, the… Read more on allmusic.com

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