PIERCE THE VEIL – MISADVENTURES
Release Date: May 13, 2016
℗ 2016 Fearless Records
- Dive In
- Texas Is Forever
- The Divine Zero
- Floral & Fading
- Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
- Today I Saw the Whole World
- Gold Medal Ribbon
- Song for Isabelle
(Review by Nisa Ates)
When Pierce The Veil announced that they were back in the studio recording their fourth album, I was excited and nervous to say the least.
Excited with anticipation for new music from the Californian post-hardcore band but nervous about how they were going to outdo their beast of an album Collide With The Sky released in 2012. It was the album that took everything Pierce The Veil had previously worked towards and saw their music come together in a beautifully unique way – they had created their own definitive sound. The issue with having such a successful record is of course, following it up just as successfully. There’s the risk of taking a left turn and creating something completely different that falls short of a good album. There’s also the risk of staying too close to the path and re-creating and recycling the same music again. As a Pierce The Veil fan, I was genuinely worried.
Come May 13th, Misadventures dropped and blew those worries away like they never even existed.
It may have taken the band 4 years to release new music but it’s immediately evident that nothing but passion and hard work has been put into making the 11 track piece of art that is Misadventures. Following the success of Collide With The Sky, it appears that Pierce The Veil have honed in on their unique strengths and put nothing but the best of their efforts into this album.
Misadventures is beautifully chaotic in every sense of the word. It’s raw, melodic, aggressive and soft all at the same time. Each song on the album is powerful in its own way and really showcases just how exceptional of a songwriter Vic Fuentes truly is. His poetic and honest lyrics paint pictures of pure emotion into every second of the record.
You have your hard hitting tracks like Texas Is Forever, Phantom Power And Ludicrous Speed, and Today I Saw The Whole World that gets you pumped up and ready to mosh. The slower songs on the record don’t subtract from the intensity whatsoever with Gold Medal Ribbon, Bedless and Song for Isabelle unapologetically pouring words of raw emotion.
Misadventures is nothing like Collide With The Sky. Or Selfish Machines or A Flair For The Dramatic, even. It’s the outcome of what those albums have led to today – a promising and authentic display of Pierce The Veil.