Set the World On Fire

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2011
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
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  1. Aug 19, 2014
    7
    An overall enjoyable, but rather generic sounding album. It uses a musical style popularized by bands like Avenged Sevenfold and the lyrics scream Escape the Fate. The thing that keeps it from sinking into a realm of mediocrity filled with other too similar sounding bands is the lead singer Andy Biersack's voice. It's got a deep and melodic quality to it that's so good even when he's justAn overall enjoyable, but rather generic sounding album. It uses a musical style popularized by bands like Avenged Sevenfold and the lyrics scream Escape the Fate. The thing that keeps it from sinking into a realm of mediocrity filled with other too similar sounding bands is the lead singer Andy Biersack's voice. It's got a deep and melodic quality to it that's so good even when he's just talking he sounds fantastic.

    Now I'm not saying that the rest of the band doesn't have talent. They do and the proof is here. The problem is that the generic sound that comes from them doesn't do a good job of showing that. It's not really their fault, it's the fault of the style they went with. It still sounds good, just way too familiar.

    It's clear that the band is gunning for a particular audience with this album's style and sound, and that audience will eat this up. However there's a sense of deja vu here. It sounds like it borrows just a little too much from other bands a lot, meaning that often the only thing that stands out in this album is the singer's voice. Thankfully that's enough to make the album worth listening to, and fans of this style of music will love it to pieces. My total score for the album is a 7.5/10.
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  2. Jul 28, 2016
    10
    This album gets hated and loved and I'm a BVB fan and I love this album and the user score right now is 4.7...really? This album is amazing and BVB rules.
  3. Oct 14, 2012
    8
    Coming off a rather rough sounding album in We Stitch these Wounds with every track making more towards the sound that makes Black Veil Brides. Always worth a listen with Ritual, Savior and Rebel Love Song being the best sounds. Looking forward towards Wretched & Divine.
  4. Jul 4, 2011
    10
    i loved this cd! it shows the variations of ranges of cc coma (drummer) fast to furious & sure is undoubtedly talented on the kit.he is a very good percussionist. guitarists jake, jinxx & ashley are simply fantastic with the riffs and jinxx on the violin is pure beauty. andy has definitely grown vocally since his last album. overall i give the cd A- & recommend it. ps in livei loved this cd! it shows the variations of ranges of cc coma (drummer) fast to furious & sure is undoubtedly talented on the kit.he is a very good percussionist. guitarists jake, jinxx & ashley are simply fantastic with the riffs and jinxx on the violin is pure beauty. andy has definitely grown vocally since his last album. overall i give the cd A- & recommend it. ps in live performances they are excellent. you find yourself singing along with them everytime. Expand
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67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 8, 2011
    60
    Second album is polished, though its anthemic pop-metalcore suffers from thinking its better than it is. [Aug. 2011, p. 119]
  2. Kerrang!
    Jun 29, 2011
    80
    When Black Veil Brides have made an album as fist pumpingly anthemic and as downright fun as Set The World On fire is, you'd be incredibly foolish to bet against them doing just that. [18 Jun 2011, p.50]
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    50
    Guitarists Jake Pitts and Jinxx are the showstealers here, riffing in constant harmony, and incorporating the speedy guitar pyrotechnics of similar-minded bands like Dragonforce and Escape the Fate while throwing in showy Zack Wilde pinch harmonics, and Yngwie Malmsteen sweeps.