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Album Review

Pierce The Veil – Misadventures

Pierce The Veil - Misadventures

The very best version of everything Pierce the Veil could be.

Label: Fearless Records
Released: 13th May 2016

Rating: ★★★★

Took you long enough, didn’t it lads? The wait for Pierce The Veil’s fourth album has been on the lengthy side. Expectations raised, dashed, then raised again; we’re at the point where, like a chef locked in the kitchen for hours on end, what’s served up needs to be pretty damn tasty.

Thankfully, it is.‘Misadventures’ isn’t just Pierce The Veil; it’s the very best version of everything they could be: a perfected, finely toned crack team, blasting out of the gates in spectacular fashion. ‘Dive In’ sounds like a pedigree stallion, held back and primed to explode out of the traps. ‘Flowers & Fading’ and ‘Bedless’ show a slower, more deliberate side, while ‘Texas Is The Reason’ is worthy of Officially Certified Banger status.

To say ‘Misadventures’ was worth the wait might belittle the years of anticipation, but in a high stakes game, Pierce The Veil just cashed out big. Stephen Ackroyd