This Weeks Ipod Shuffle

10- Fack- Eminem

9- Riot- Bullet For My Valentine

8- Beast and The Harlot- Avenged Sevenfold

7- This Flesh A Tomb- Atreyu

6- Heart Shaped Box- Nirvana

5- Where You Gonna Run- Peter Tosh

4- A Lesson Never Learned- Asking Alexandria

3- Laminate E.T. Animal- Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows

2- Lilth- Chelsea Grin

1- Let’s Get The Party Started- Korn

Black Veil Brides- The ‘Justin Bieber’ of Metal?

Now this post shall not be posting my opinion on Black Veil Brides as there are many blogs that do such a thing. This post will be on how the relationship of Black Veil Brides and their fans is similar if not the same as the relationship between Justin Bieber and his fans. So you are most likely wondering what is that I am talking about Justin Bieber is a pop artist and Black Veil Brides a metal band, how can they relate? Well the answer is that both Justin Bieber (JB) and Black Veil Brides (BVB) are hated within their genre by many.

To start of I shall describe the similarities between the fan base. The majority of both fan bases are of 9-14yr old girls that are overly obsessed. Now this is not a bad thing, they have fans and what’s wrong with that. The problem with both is the over obsession. If someone said they didn’t like my band I would simply say ‘ok, sure, people have different music tastes’ If you said to a JB or BVB fan that you didn’t like their music then shit would go down to say the least. Gaggles of 12 year old girls would rant with an over use of swear words that surely they should not know or be using.

The other form of over obsession leads to bad things such as #cutforbieber A truely atrocious act on the fans that happened purely because JB smoked weed. Being a dedicated fan is a good thing but cutting your own skin for your idol is wrong. An incident also happened within the BVB fanbase where Jake Pitts announced he was going out with a beautiful glamour model Ella Cole. The BVB fanbase cyber attacked Ella saying that she should die, cut herself just because she was dating Jake Pitts. This level of over obsession to a life changing point is only found in these fanbases.

Ella and Jake

Next the artist/band itself, called by the haters are called ‘gay’ ‘queer’ ‘camp.’ This is one thing that bothers me. Although I am not a BVB or JB fan I do not believe calling them gay, queer or camp is the right thing. This is because it is using the words in an offensive way when surely we should be fighting for equality. So what is wrong with being gay? or queer? or camp? If they are they are then that is fine. But for then the fans to fight back and say that it is offensive is, again, wrong.

Black Veil Brides SpikeSo the conclusion of this is, yes, Black Veil Brides are the Justin Bieber of Metal. It is shown through the fanbase of both that they are very similar.

This Weeks Ipod Shuffle.

10- Caraphernelia- Pierce The Veil

9- Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake- Bring Me The Horizon

8-  O.C.D- Suicide Silence

7- Daddy – Korn

6- Loverboy – You Me At Six

5- Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Chelsea Grin

4- Love At War – While She Sleeps

3- Stop! Before it’s to Late and we’ve Destroyed it All!- Atreyu

2- Master Exploder- Tenacious D

1- Synthetic Love- Motionless In White

Bring Me The Horizon- Sempiternal Review, Song by Song.

Bring Me The Horizon have released their 4th album, Sempiternal. Sticking with their metalcore genre, Sempiternal has been a huge hit.

Sempiternal

Starting the album with ‘Can You Feel My Heart‘ a dubstep entwined metal song has really kicked it off to an exciting start. The lyrics well thought out and full of emotion. “I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim” Lyrics such as these have promoted the album even further by tumblr users creating GIFS and spreading the word of this top album.

The album quickly picks up its pace in the next song ‘The House Of Wolves’ The repetitive words of “Brick by brick by brick” leaves the song running through your mind. A highly complex riff through out the verses keeps it fresh so never to get boring.

Next, my personal favorite, ‘Empire (Let Them Sing)’ A mixture of upbeat instrumental and slow emotional singing. Oli screams his heart out extending the words over the thrashing metal. The contrast of the two creates a beautiful sound for all to appreciate. A sudden end to the song leaves you desperate to listen on.

Oli Sykes Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking’ brings you a steady heart filled song. Sleepwalking has been a huge hit on this album. The drums double bass form a rhythmic pattern unlike many. With this great song comes a video just as good. The video contains simple effects that reinforce the sadness and loss within the song.

An abrupt anger explodes from the next song ‘Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake’ A more rocky start to this pushes you into the false feeling of a change in genre but Bring Me do exactly the opposite blending a rock riff on the guitar into the metalcore bass and drums. The singing remaining the same harmonic screaming.

‘Shadow Moses’ the 6th song on the album but first to be released. A massive hit with many GIFS and jokes around it. Also a video. A slow lyrical start to the songs builds up the tension into the sudden break of a quality instrumental. Oli’s vocals quick and sharp through the verse to match the instruments. The chorus slowing down all together with lyrics that have to be shouted by whoever listens. “This is sempiternal.” The video shows just as much thought and excellence as the song itself. The flickering effect of the band on a wintery lake side mimics the alternating riffs.

After a high tempo song, ‘And The Snakes Start To Sing’ brings the whole album to a beautiful calming pause. In this 5 minute long song Oli maintains his melodic voice but at a slower more deep charm. An elegant guitar solo encloses the song with more excellence than would be thought.

bmth

Maintaining the slow pause ‘Seen It All Before’ starts with a steady vocal line breaking into a bang of greatness. Although a great song my thoughts are that this song is rather similar to others on the album. Nevertheless a great song that shows skill from all the members.

Anti-vist’ drastically picks up the pace with a rebelling first line “Middle fingers up if you don’t give a fuck” Through the song Oli throws out swear words in a cacophony of anger, hate and a conflicting joy and piss take. This song adds a less serious swing to the album which can easily form a great mosh pit when they start touring!

‘Crooked Young’ is an upbeat but heart filled song. It shows aspects of their old music in the intro with the violins and running style riff like in ‘It Never Ends’ This song again is quite repetitive of their old stuff so not the best on the album, in my opinion.

‘Hospital For Souls’ ends the album perfectly. A slow but fascinating song that shows both Oli’s singing and screaming in a perfect light. This 6 minute song does not bore you as the ever changing pace keeps you hooked. It seems to take you on a journey through a ‘hospital for souls.’ It grips onto sadness but in a some how angry way. Certain to bring a tear to the eye I feel this song really finishes the album wonderfully.