Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky
Released July 16, 2012 via Fearless | Rating: 3/5 | By Sarah Angell
Picking up where they left off with 2010's 'Selfish Machines', Pierce The Veil's latest is a fusion of pop-infused melody and hard-edged guitar, punctuated by the unique vocal wailings of Vic Fuentes. 'Collide With The Sky' channels the band's previous albums into a molten sound mix, syphoning off weaker elements and replacing them with a more developed style. High-octane energy is still abundant (see 'Bulls in the Bronx'), and a cataclysm of percussive commotion typify this record. This sound might not be the most mature thanks to its bells and whistles approach, but perhaps Pierce The Veil might manage to make the transition from kid brother to heavyweights of their genre.