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Pierce The Veil
Released: 05.13.16
Review by Emillie Marvel | May 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

“I’m mastering the art of miracle and flawless tragedies.”

Even if you’re prepared for an album worthy of Collide With The Sky’s throne, even if you’re expecting something more than that, you have no idea what you’re in for. Unlike most “comeback” bands, Pierce The Veil didn’t abandon their sound–at all. Any track on Misadventures  would feel at home on CTWS, or even Selfish Machines, but there, each of these songs would be the standout track. In a collection together, they’re the sonic definition of heaven and earth colliding.

Some of the moments on  the collection  are stars in the night (the intro of “Gold Medal Ribbon” could outro a John Green movie), while others hit you with fervent vocals and pure emotion. I had chills more than once during the eleven tracks, most of which inspired by “Floral and Fading”, the song I intend to play until everyone around hates me.

Throughout the album hints of alt rock and pop sensibilities make themselves known and propel the band to being a clear contender to breakthrough on rock radio, Bring Me The Horizon style. And while they don’t sacrifice any melody in their more brutal moments, they also don’t give up any intensity during their softer sounds–so there won’t be any lack of mosh pits at your next show.

Misadventures closes out with its own version of “Hold On Till May”, a track called “Song For Isabelle”. Written for a girl who made it through pain and darkness, the stunning offering ends the album in an unforgettable way. The lyrics “All we have are parking lots, and nowhere to go” are to be tattooed on your soul, and as vocalist Vic Fuentes sings wishes of returning to childhood, I dare you to deny that you’re already reaching to hit replay on the collection.

There isn’t a second of this album that wasn’t meticulously thought out in true Pierce The Veil style, and it shows. If you’ve ever loved the music industry, this album is why. The talent, work, and passion that is driven into every song is palpable, and if it doesn’t get your heart doing that frantic I’ve-Never-Felt-So-Alive beat, then you can’t be my friend.

Buy It, Skip It, Stream It: Buy It. You’ll never stop listening to Misadventures, so invest now.

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