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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
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  1. Jun 21, 2013
    5
    While a drastic improvement over the band's first two records, Wretched and Divine offers nothing new or remotely creative. What we get instead is a collection of watered down rock (and I use that term very lightly) anthems accompanied by irritating spoken intervals. Black Veil Brides' biggest let down is probably their inability to write interesting lyrics. The words are bland at theirWhile a drastic improvement over the band's first two records, Wretched and Divine offers nothing new or remotely creative. What we get instead is a collection of watered down rock (and I use that term very lightly) anthems accompanied by irritating spoken intervals. Black Veil Brides' biggest let down is probably their inability to write interesting lyrics. The words are bland at their best and I assure you that every single emotional theme explored on the album will have been done to death by a plethora of other artists years before. Essentially, Andy Biersack and his crew are leathered-up pop stars with distorted guitars. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2013
    5
    An average album by an average band. Andy's vocals have improved over Set the World on Fire and the guest vocals by Bert from The Used is a nice addition, if a little underwhelming. The interludes grow tedious on repeat listens but all of the songs are solid hard rock fare and nothing too offensive. It's nowhere near as experimental as Andy implied prior to release with the exception ofAn average album by an average band. Andy's vocals have improved over Set the World on Fire and the guest vocals by Bert from The Used is a nice addition, if a little underwhelming. The interludes grow tedious on repeat listens but all of the songs are solid hard rock fare and nothing too offensive. It's nowhere near as experimental as Andy implied prior to release with the exception of one song which included piano... Go listen to the Afterman: Descension by Coheed Expand
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Kerrang!
    Feb 5, 2013
    80
    While Wretched And Divine might not be a game changer, for many people it could--and it should--be an opinion changer. [5 Jan 2013, p.54]
  2. Jan 10, 2013
    40
    There is nowhere near enough invention on display to disguise the blank-eyed earnestness of the lyrics.
  3. Jan 10, 2013
    60
    Wretched & Divine is a solid album of neo-hard rock that might just be the thing your inner Crüe fan has been looking for..