The Divine Zero [Single] Review

artist: Pierce the Veil date: 07/02/2015 category: compact discs
Pierce the Veil: The Divine Zero [Single]
Released: Jun 18, 2015
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Fearless Records
Number Of Tracks: 1
With their new single "The Divine Zero" Pierce The Veil stuck to their roots, and kept expanding their sound.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 6
 Overall Impression: 7
 Overall rating:
 6 
 Reviewer rating:
 7 
 Users rating:
 5 
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The Divine Zero [Single] Reviewed by: vppark2, on july 02, 2015
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Sound: It's been a good 3 years since Pierce The Veil's last album. Fangirls and fanboys across the world have been waiting for this day to come, for us to hear at least a new song by them. What were the fans reactions? Of course, they were mainly positive reviews. People were comparing this song mainly to their first album, but mainly "Yeah Boy And Doll Face" in particular. I can't really see it. To me, this song sounds like something from their last album, which was their best album in my opinion. Without really ever checking out the guitar tabs for this band, I have to say, after I checked out the tab for this song, I was impressed. The chord changes were quite difficult and fast paced, and there's some tapping parts. The drumming is quick, and I do enjoy the breakdowns. Aside from Vic's uncleans, I'm sure non PTV fans will criticize his cleans, but what were you expecting? // 8

Lyrics: I've never really listened to PTV for their lyrics, and these lines don't change my opinion on them:

"Maybe I could swim into your thoughts like your drugs do
Paralyze your body
Sick and tired of waking up too
Burning eyes and cigarettes
I'm falling through the couch like a suicide mission tonight
My God, here comes the downside

Wild eyes of terror pray for sex on the beach while
Oceans of kerosene will soak into me
I'm not meant for this world, I just don't see the point
Don't think about it, don't over think about it

And life is a joke
But everything's riding on me tonight
Been counting the stars and scars
How I'm becoming a work of art

In desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

The whispered words 'You'd better hide the bullets' 
You stayed on the phone and talked to me day and night
Trigger my nightmare once again
And it's f--king loaded in hand

And we'll let the fire rage
The smoke and the drowning flames
My bedroom computer light is the only menace to my new faux wooden blinds

In desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I'll be surrounded by all of the ones I've loved and cared about
And then burn it down

And life is a joke
But at least I can love you, naked and tattooed
Counting the stars and scars
And if the pain is a sound, let's slow it down

Desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I've loved and cared about
And then burn it down

Your serotonin's gone
The kerosene is gone
The sunset is gone
So hold on" // 6

Overall Impression: To put these guys on the same level of musicality as Sleeping With Sirens just isn't right. I may not be a casual listener of theirs, but SWS doesn't come close to writing the material these guys write. I'll give that I probably enjoy Kellin Quinn's vocals just as much as Vic Fuentes, but as a band effort for this song, it's surprisingly technical, and of course, they stay to that "mexicore" style of riffage. I also like that they didn't go the same route they did. They stuck to their roots, and kept expanding their sound. I don't know when the new album is coming out, but it should be out this fall or winter. I'm sure people will write this song or band off, but it's much more refreshing than the typical hard rock, metalcore/deathcore or pop-punk band. These guys actually stand out amongst their peers. // 7

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