Release Date: May 13, 2016
Record label: Fearless Records
The fourth studio long-player from the San Diego-based post-hardcore unit, Misadventures is as ambitious, hook-laden, and spilling over with unrepentant melodrama as anything Pierce the Veil has accomplished to date. Truth is, there isn't a weak link to be found here, as the band seem to have summoned a particularly rallying muse this time around. They stay true to the genre's penchant for loud/quiet/loud posturing, on-the-nose emotional cues, and strategically placed breakdowns throughout, but they do so while flexing some significant creative muscle.
It's here. It's actually here. After years of false starts, broken promises and tested patience, Vic, Mike, Jaime and Tony have signed off on their long-awaited fourth album, and what feels like the Warped Tour scene’s ‘Chinese Democracy’ is finally done.Each and every Pierce The Veil fan is waiting with baited breath to find out what their band have been up to, and Rock Sound was pretty damn intrigued to hear what’s taken so long.
Pierce the Veil emerged with A Flair for the Dramatic in 2007, a climactic time for the post-hardcore genre, as mainstays such as Silverstein and Enter Shikari delivered some of their most revered material the very same year. Even as newcomers to an exploding scene, Pierce the Veil made a name for themselves — until they went silent for nearly half a decade following their 2012 offering, Collide with the Sky.However, with the release of their long-awaited Misadventures, the San Diego four-piece are back to claim their spot among the genre's top acts. The album leads with the spiralling guitar of "Dive In" before welcoming Vic Fuentes back to the mic.
Pierce The Veil’s gold-selling single “King For A Day” was arguably this era’s quintessential song for the scene, the frontline assault for the monster album Collide With The Sky turned out to be. After what felt like an eternity (but in fact was way less time than Metallica, Depeche Mode, Radiohead and other giants take between records), Misadventures arrives with both the expectation and the trepidation of any important follow-up. The PTV faithful can breathe an excited gasp of relief, because “Dive In” could be the San Diego quartet’s best song ever, and it’s first on the album.