Iconic. My Pierce The Veil era was a wonderfully depressing time for thirteen year old me. PTV had their own unique sound. Catchy “mexicore” riffs, metalcore influenced breakdowns, and let’s not forget the wildly varying vocal range of the one and only, Vic Fuentes. Previously known as, Before Today, Pierce the Veil’s success amplified in 2012 after signing to Fearless Records and later dropping their most famous album, Collide With the Sky. Good thing the world didn’t end. AMIRITE?! I can single handedly say PTV had an enormous impact on the youth in the music scene. This entire album is based on personal experiences from Vic coming from a broken home, self-infliction, and the heartache he endured throughout his teen years. Things that many, including myself, resonated with.
At just about every show I’ve been to over the last six months, there has been a recurring theme of gratitude beaming from the stage. Hearing “We are so happy we can finally be here with you tonight” expelling from the PA in multiple cities. Huge smiles smeared across the faces of these musicians that have been stuck in a strange place of suddenly not having any work and losing their ability to share their craft with the world that has missed it dearly. “I had to get a real job back home, which COVID caused me to end...