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Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
With their third album, Black Veil Brides complete their transformation from a heavily made-up metalcore band to a full-fledged gothic glam metal band, mixing drama and swagger on the sprawling and conceptual Wretched & Divine. Channeling the freewheeling power of Mötley Crüe into their moody sound, the album finds the band really carving out a niche for themselves among the faceless waves of metalcore/post-hardcore acts. While the 19-song Wretched & Divine is ostensibly a concept album complete with a two-act structure and recurring elements, stripping those elements away reveals an album that is, at its core, a pretty straightforward set of ripping glam metal. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
With their third album, Black Veil Brides complete their transformation from a heavily made-up metalcore band to a full-fledged gothic glam metal band, mixing drama and swagger on the sprawling and conceptual Wretched & Divine. Channeling the freewheeling power of Mötley Crüe into their moody sound, the album finds the band really carving out a niche for themselves among the faceless waves of metalcore/post-hardcore acts. While the 19-song Wretched & Divine is ostensibly a concept album complete with a two-act structure and recurring elements, stripping those elements away reveals an album that is, at its core, a pretty straightforward set of ripping glam metal. Though the conceptual elements do a great job of tying the album into the band's dark image, the music at the heart of the album is solid all on its own. That said, the two come together to create a pretty entertaining package of over the top rock & roll escapism, drawing the listener into the gloomy world created by Black Veil Brides before attempting to rock their socks off with some old-fashioned riffage and big singalong choruses. For fans of the band, the transition from metalcore to third wave glam will have been a (relatively) long time coming, given their steady transition to make their sound match their teased-out appearance. For anyone else who might've picked up this album and immediately began searching for the release date after seeing the bands photo on the back cover, Wretched & Divine is a solid album of neo-hard rock that might just be the thing your inner Crüe fan has been looking for.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2013
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537220953
  • Catalog Number: 001781702
  • Sales rank: 23,978

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Veil Brides Primary Artist
Mike Hart Background Vocals
John Feldmann Background Vocals
Roberta Freeman Vocals
Bert McCracken Vocals
Juliet Simms Vocals
William Control Voices
Brandon Paddock Background Vocals
Ashley Purdy Bass, Group Member
Jake Pitts Guitar, Group Member
Josh Sarles Background Vocals
Jinxx Guitar, Strings, Group Member
Andy Biersack Vocals, Group Member
Christian Coma Drums, Group Member
Tommy English Background Vocals
Martina Hemstreet Children's Chorus
Pete Beukelman Background Vocals
Jessica Manis Background Vocals
Hannah Peskin Children's Chorus
Ellie Posen Children's Chorus
Caitlin Higgins Background Vocals
Ariana Warren Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
John Feldmann Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration, Instrumentation
Scott Stevens Composer
Chris Cheney Composer
Jacob Pitts Composer
Jeremy Ferguson Composer
Aaron Edwards Programming
Martin Johnson Composer
Brandon Paddock Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Additional Production
Ashley Purdy Composer
Josh Sarles Engineer, Instrumentation
Andy Biersack Composer
Richard Villa III Illustrations
Tommy English Engineer, Instrumentation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    I BOUGHT THIS ALBUM AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT.

    I BOUGHT THIS ALBUM AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT.

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