why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

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why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Mazerati » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:39 pm

dont get me wrong i like the band a lot but they have had great success crossing over into the mainstream with this type of music when a whole bunch of other bands have not..i mean 5 top 20 albums in the US including 2 top 10's is amazing considering how music in the glam metal genre gets shunned these days
they even had a top 40 rock radio hit this year

what's their secret?
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by HueyRamone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:50 pm

Their secret is looking like SATD era MC and then moving to GGG era MC, all while musically ripping off A7X to a tee.

What do you mean crossed over? They sound like tons of lames current bands.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Olds_71_442 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:52 pm

From the sound of the title I thought they were meeting with Jennifer Love Hewitt to send them into the light.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Mazerati » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:59 pm

HueyRamone wrote:Their secret is looking like SATD era MC and then moving to GGG era MC, all while musically ripping off A7X to a tee.

What do you mean crossed over? They sound like tons of lames current bands.
crossing over with mainstream success
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Mazerati » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Olds_71_442 wrote:From the sound of the title I thought they were meeting with Jennifer Love Hewitt to send them into the light.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by HueyRamone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:24 pm

Mazerati wrote:
HueyRamone wrote:Their secret is looking like SATD era MC and then moving to GGG era MC, all while musically ripping off A7X to a tee.

What do you mean crossed over? They sound like tons of lames current bands.
crossing over with mainstream success
Crossing over from where though? They sounded like A7X knockoffs and they still do. They might have looked hair metal but they never sounded like it. Maybe the douchy "Falling Angels" song a bit?
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Mazerati » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:27 pm

HueyRamone wrote:
Mazerati wrote:
HueyRamone wrote:Their secret is looking like SATD era MC and then moving to GGG era MC, all while musically ripping off A7X to a tee.

What do you mean crossed over? They sound like tons of lames current bands.
crossing over with mainstream success
Crossing over from where though? They sounded like A7X knockoffs and they still do. They might have looked hair metal but they never sounded like it. Maybe the douchy "Falling Angels" song a bit?
In The End is an excellent song
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by gr8twhte » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:37 pm

My son's favorite band. He's 19. I think they are ok.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by uwec95 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:14 pm

They have crossed over because they have a lead singer that many teenage girls fawn over. Without his looks their popularity would be a small fraction of what it is.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by The Stench » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:24 pm

uwec95 wrote:They have crossed over because they have a lead singer that many teenage girls fawn over. Without his looks their popularity would be a small fraction of what it is.
Known in the 80s as "Bon Jovi syndrome".
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Post by Traxan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm

Because their label is actually making an effort. Imagine that, signing a band and then busting your ass to get the band out there and in front of people.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by michelish » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:26 pm

Do they tour much?
I can't recall ever seeing them billed anywhere other than a few festivals.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by FreddyFender » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:51 pm

uwec95 wrote:They have crossed over because they have a lead singer that many teenage girls fawn over. Without his looks their popularity would be a small fraction of what it is.
Yeah, I'd say "crossed over" is a little strong. The singer is sort of an emo equivalent of a social media supermodel/celebrity.

Their success had very VERY little to do with their music, and musically they were more of a screamo band at first who later adopted a Falling in Reverse kinda style. Those are/were contemporary styles that had nothing to do with 80s music, BVB just stared cosplaying as Nikki Sixx at one point.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by HueyRamone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:56 pm

FreddyFender wrote:musically they were more of a screamo band at first who later adopted a Falling in Reverse kinda style. Those are/were contemporary styles that had nothing to do with 80s music, BVB just stared cosplaying as Nikki Sixx at one point.
Yeah "getting moderately successful" is not the same as "crossing over".
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Mojo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:02 pm

I haven't listened to these guys in years, so I checked out their recent "Wake Up" video on the Youtubes. Jesus, now they're dressing like Priest. They really have no problem ripping off anyone else.

Also, I hate videos where the whole band is plugged in except the singer. Fuck is that shit? You expect me to believe this weasely little fuck is singing louder than a full band? Fuck outta here with that shit!
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by RatsOfToday » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Black Veil Brides is glam???
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Mojo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:12 pm

This shit is awful. Especially the no-power, four-note-range singer. Dude's barely louder than a whisper, letting the mic do all the work. The lyrics are stupid and the wanky guitars sound like bad Castlevania music played through a uterus. If I was sober, I'd probably be less critical, but I kinda hope they all get HPV, right now.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by ParaDime77 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:37 pm

They have the image but l would be damn curious to hear how “live” they are.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by Udo Dirkschneider » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:22 am

They ain't crossed nowhere up here in Canada... domestic US thing and prolly Europe.
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Re: why have the Black Veil Brides crossed over and others haven't?

Post by HueyRamone » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:25 am

Mojo wrote:This shit is awful. Especially the no-power, four-note-range singer. Dude's barely louder than a whisper, letting the mic do all the work. The lyrics are stupid and the wanky guitars sound like bad Castlevania music played through a uterus. If I was sober, I'd probably be less critical, but I kinda hope they all get HPV, right now.
I think it's okay for kiddies, like training wheels for rock music, but if you're over 13 and a half, you should probably have graduated into something a little manlier. Or maybe it's for the girlies, like Bon Jovi was.
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