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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Black Veil Brides frontman's solo project was produced by John Feldmann.
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We Don't Have to Dance
Record scratch; Steve Miller Band Tattooed necks and tattooed hands Oh, how don't you drown in a rain storm? Fresh regrets, vodka sweats The sun is... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. May 12, 2016
    80
    The Shadow Side contains some of the best material the man has been responsible for and proves Mr Biersack is one of the most captivating figures in music today.
  2. May 12, 2016
    80
    Romantic, modern, vintage, classic, spinning pop illusions while sublimely dancing with the dark arts--there’s a definite “vibe” throughout The Shadow Side and the mainstream would be better for it, should the world surrender themselves to Andy Black’s deceptive embrace.
  3. Kerrang!
    May 12, 2016
    80
    The Shadow Side reveals Andy Black as a creative force of his own, albeit one still finding his sound, his boundaries, his feet. [30 Apr 2016, p.66]
  4. May 12, 2016
    79
    Many of the tracks on the album definitely feel like they were written during the golden age of pop-punk music. Yet there is also something innovative about these songs, particularly the opener “Homecoming King.”
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  1. AED
    Mar 30, 2017
    10
    Andy's captivating voice, as well as the uncanny production, takes you through the punk-rock ride in all its glory. The album is a departureAndy's captivating voice, as well as the uncanny production, takes you through the punk-rock ride in all its glory. The album is a departure from Black veil bride's sound, but it definitely delivers (it actually ended up being better). The biggest highlights of the album (which were really hard to pic, considering how good the album is) are "love was made to break", "the void", the high paced "louder than your love" and, the biggest of them all, "homecoming king". Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2019
    10
    Simply perfect, Andy's solo debut has been magnificent. The songs are really great, their styles are artistic and the album is just perfect,Simply perfect, Andy's solo debut has been magnificent. The songs are really great, their styles are artistic and the album is just perfect, Andy transmits many emotions through TSS. Expand