Over the last few years Pierce The Veil has sort of become my guilty pleasure. I’m a long-time metal head. I like things hard and heavy and really have no patience or time for 99 percent of the post-hardcore/emo punk bands that have flooded the market over the last few years; I would just assume to leave that to the teenagers and high schoolers who seem to eat that stuff up. A few years ago though, I was turned onto Pierce The Veil’s sophomore disc, Selfish Machines and as unlikely as it was, I became a fan.

Fast forward to the group’s latest release, Collide With The Sky, and once again I am totally digging their sound. They have a unique way of blending pop-infused post-hardcore with a progressive metal sound that is adventurous and oftentimes surprising; with sudden tempo changes, acoustic guitar parts and driving rhythms that keep you guessing what’s next to come. Front man Vic Fuentes’ vocals are so powerful and emotionally charged that at times the passion is almost palpable. In a musical landscape that is filled with watered down clones, Collide With The Sky is a fresh, vibrant and innovative offering that is more than enjoyable.

Collide With The Sky Track Listing:

01. May These Noises Startle You In Your Sleep
02. Hell Above
03. A Match Into Water
04. King For A Day
05. Bulls In The Bronx
06. Props & Mayhem
07. Tangled In The Great Escape
08. I’m Low On Gas And You Need A Jacket
09. The First Punch
10. One Hundred Sleepless Nights
11. Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears
12. Hold On Till May

Run Time: 46:11
Release Date: July 17, 2012

Check out the song “Tangled In The Great Escape”