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By Request: Black Veil Brides -- 'The Legacy'

Yesterday, one of my fine readers asked if I had seen the new Black Veil Brides video for "The Legacy." To be honest I had not. This fine reader pointed out the classic Motley Crue similarities. Think Shout at the Devil era, and you've got it. I'm not going to pass any judgements here, except to say that I think every member of Black Veil Brides looks like Nikki Sixx about two decades ago.

So, while Black Veil Brides is not a Glam band, they did create a pretty Glam video for "The Legacy." Watch and let me know your opinion.

Reader Comments (13)

LOVE the look,,great drumming,guitars sound sweet..good song,,UNTIL THOSE SCREAMS!!!,,thats when they lost me,,bands dont need to do those rediculous 90's style WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
This band is such a combo of so many things. Love the double bass and harmony..the Motley look is bad ass, but too much like them. I liked the change in tempo and they did have a guitar solo/riff, but the SCREAMO has to go. It still sounds too much like the new metal kinda stuff.
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
I didnt even know about this one! haha i was talking about Fallen Angels but this is great! Yeah they do have the big choruses and guitar solos but with a modern edge. I think they can help put Glam back on the map in a modern way.
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlorentine
omfg, could you be more of a retard?

seriously. Glam cops enough shit about it being only about image, and then you're like, hey guys, these guys look glam so thats all that matters!

fuck you, you fucking piece of shit
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersteve
and have any of you seen the fight song videoclip by marilyn manson...
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersteve
I agree with all. Florentine says it best with "I think they can help put Glam back on the map in a modern way."

But I have to agree with Jimbo and Bri on the SCREAMS! What is with these bands today. These guys sound different enuff. Why do they have to descend into the generic screaming routine?

Seriously, I have seen and heard so many bands with this schtick. Is it some kind of code to the audience or something?

I recently saw Sabaton open for Accept. Man, those poor bastards. One great song a few years ago, "Metal Machine" and then they took a wrong turn and now all their stuff ever since sounds hookless, riffles, lickless and let's not forget the SCREAMS in every song (except "Metal Machine").

Every time they screamed these jerks in the audience started screaming back in the same way and then moshing into each other and poor old f*cks like me who actually used to go in the pit like a dolphin in a sea of sharks and punch some of these jack*sses in the back of the head and then dissappear into the madding (and moshing) crowd behind them.

I pretty much quit at a King Diamond show cuz I had this hot brunette with me and I didn't want to get beat up that night. Plus a couple of times these dude's buddies would rat on me and they would hunt me down.

Ha! It's okay for those dudes to plow into people, knockin' 'em on their a*s so you could get a steel-towed Doc Marten stamped onto your arm by accident before someone pulled you up. But to f*ck with these joiks for doin' it to ya. No Way, Valley!

Anyway, at the Accept/Sabaton show, the same kind of as*holes started buttin' into my back and sh*t. I was right up against the stage. Fortunately, I had these Cuban dudes (think Scarface meets Offspring) who were also gettin' sideswiped. They started to protect the one Cuban dude's chick and were blockin' in front of me to do so. Which couldn't have worked out better for me, as I'm just an old f*ck now, hahaha!!!

Security was gettin' ready to pummel but the Modern Metal Mosh Thugs actually cooled it instantly as soon as they saw that happenin'.

Theez clowns were total bafoons as they actually left as soon as Sabaton walked off stage. What Metal Maroons, as they missed one of THE Greatest METAL Bands of All Time, Accept!

Maybe the Screamers went out into the parking lot to scream at each other. I can here it now... "S-A-A-A-B-A-A-A-T-O-N !!!! WHAAAAAOOOOHHHHHHAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

What idiotz!

If the rest of their stuff is as good as this minus the screams, I'll probably listen to it. But my guess is they've got that same annoying scream in every other song.

And, though they've got a Hook, it's not that memorable. They need better hooks and better songs. I like the overall sound and look, however.

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Whoa, Steve! Anger Management Issues? Maybe you need to go scream your silly a*s off like theez clownz out in the back yard or sumthin'.

I'll listen to The Fight Song clip you're talkin' about, but Manson sucked since day one except for maybe his stoopid Eurythmics cover, which was at least semi-amusing.

He can drink himself to death with that crap Amethyst of his, as far as I'm concerned. That clown is the epitome of OVERRATED!

MANSON is...

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
the point I'm making professor, is that his makeup/costume is what bvb's are ripping off
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersteve
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Hahaha!!! Professor! That's rich, Steve!

Yeah, I'll admit, these characters have a long way to go. The tunes could actually be better.

But they are more like a hybrid of Manson and Nikki Sixx.

Besides, what influenced Manson to load up on the make-up? Yeah, tons of bands more or less were doin' this look i the 80's way before he came out.

He definitely borrowed from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Lovemaker and even Kiss (among others) had to be influences.

Plus, reality is, Manson had to pile on the make-up thick more out of necessity than anything...

Because he's such an UGLY F*ck! (Though Evan Rachel Wood didn't seem to mind, for awhile, at any rate, hahaha!!!)
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Kenny O! I'll admit it (hahaha!!!)...

You may be right. On second listen, they need better riffs, which is also what made Manson fade away, too. Good Riffs = Good songs. Generally speaking. Or screaming, as in this case.
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Reading these comments, I get the feeling all of you commenting don't quite get what kind of band this is. They're not going for any sort of classic feel, they're blatantly one of the shit new post-hardcore-almost-metalcore bands. This song is a bit more representative of their general style:

And for the record, considering the genre they're trying to fit in to, they're horrible. The screams (which are NOT 90's style at all for the record) are thin,scratchy, and mostly the result of "good" editing considering they can NOT reproduce them live. So regardless of what type of music you're into, this band is awful. This one song is just an odd one that happens to have an older feel.
June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCree
Well stated, Cree! I gather from your comments you've seen 'em.
June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetaboy!

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