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".
- "New Religion"
- "Set the World on Fire"
- "Fallen Angels"
- "Love Isn't Always Fair"
- "God Bless You"
- "The Legacy"
- "Die for You"
- "Youth & Whisky"
iTunes Bonus TrackEdit
- "Smoke and Mirrors"
- "Introducing Black Veil Brides" (Video)
Black Veil BridesEdit
- Andy Biersack/Andy Sixx - lead vocals
- Jake Pitts - lead guitar
- Ashley Purdy - bass guitar and backing vocals
- Jeremy Ferguson/Jinxx - rhythm guitar and violin
- Christian Mora/Coma - drums and percussion
- Produced by Josh Abraham and Lucian Walker
- Engineered and Mixed by Captain Price
- Mastered by Eddie Shreyer