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Set the World on Fire
Set the World on Fire
is the sophomore album by American metal band Black Veil Brides, released through Lava Records/Universal Republic Records on June 14, 2011. It is the first Black Veil Brides album with drummer Christian Mora, replacing Sandra Alvarenga after she left to join Modern Day Escape. The title track, "Set the World on Fire", was intended for use in Scream 4, but it was not included in the film. Instead, an extended preview was released for fans. "Fallen Angels" was the first single released in support of the album, accompanied by a music video directed by Nathan Cox. On May 3, a preview for another song titled "Youth and Whisky", was released online. It was then announced that the single had been pushed back on iTunes to May 10, and would be provided free of charge to those who pre-ordered the album simultaneously. The full track listing of the album was released on iTunes, with an exclusive bonus track, titled "Smoke and Mirrors". On May 10, official pre-order packages became available on the official BVB Army website. On May 23, it was announced that the song "Set the World on Fire" would be featured in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and would be the official theme song for WWE Hell in a Cell 2011. During a live stream from Black Veil Brides Stickam channel on May 30, they announced that the music video for their next single, "The Legacy" would premiere on YouTube on June 6, 2011. The next music video to be released from the album was "Rebel Love Song". Two months after being announced, the music video was released via YouTube on October 19, 2011. With this album, the band abandoned their sound from Sex & Hollywood and We Stitch These Wounds and moved towards a style of glam metal and hard rock with heavy metal screams and yells.

BackgroundEdit

Recording & ReceptionEdit

The album was recorded at the Pulse Recording Studio in Los Angeles, CA over a period of several months, and was roughly finished in the Spring of 2011 under the supervision of Josh Abraham (Linkin Park, Velvet Revolver, 30 Seconds to Mars, Korn, etc.). The Demo CDs were labeled Black Veil Brides Greatest Hits by Andy Biersack, due to the fact that they had grown both lyrically and musically. After recording had wrapped up, it was revealed their main influence was Def Leppard's Hysteria, in the way the album was recorded and produced.

The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album reached #73 on the Canadian Albums Chart. It also achieved moderate success in the United Kingdom by reaching number 3 in the UK Rock Chart.

Critical reaction to the album was mixed. Several reviewers were positive about the album with Todd Jolicouer of The Rock Pit saying, "The vocals are perfectly balanced with the guitar solos", and "This disc is light years ahead of their debut". Jen Thomas of Rock Sound had a mixed opinion of the album. He expresses this when he says "The sound no longer matches the carefully created image but the music's decent none the less". Other reviewers had a very positive attitude towards the album with Ryan Cooper from About.com saying "the band seemed to have improved a lot. I've grown to really appreciate their music".

Track ListingEdit

Standard EditionEdit

  1. "New Religion"
  2. "Set the World on Fire"
  3. "Fallen Angels"
  4. "Love Isn't Always Fair"
  5. "God Bless You"
  6. "Savior"
  7. "The Legacy"
  8. "Die for You"
  9. "Ritual"
  10. "Youth & Whisky"

iTunes Bonus TrackEdit

  • "Smoke and Mirrors"

Pre-OrderEdit

  • "Introducing Black Veil Brides" (Video)

PersonnelEdit

Black Veil BridesEdit

ProductionEdit

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Music VideosEdit

Black Veil Brides - Fallen Angels (Official Music Video)03:49

Black Veil Brides - Fallen Angels (Official Music Video)

Black Veil Brides - Fallen Angels







Black Veil Brides - The Legacy (Official Music Video)04:54

Black Veil Brides - The Legacy (Official Music Video)

Black Veil Brides - The Legacy







Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song (Official Music Video)04:01

Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song (Official Music Video)

Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song














ReferencesEdit

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