Album Review: Black Veil Brides - IV (Score: 3/10)

BVBAlbumArtworkOn this, the fourth studio album from rock quintet Black Veil Brides, the group’s ambi- tion couldn’t be more clear. Unfortunately, they failed to deliver what could have been a stellar rock album, leaving a generic and bland release in its place. Musically, the al- bum does have some shining moments— most notably the highlight of the album, “Devil in the Mirror”—but vocally it is weak and lacks any dynamics. Something that may have passed as an okay first release falls flat from this band that should undoubtedly be releasing work with a lot more risk, a lot more gusto and a lot more range. – Victoria Patneaude