Pierce the Veil combines diverse mix into new album

By Tessa Lemire
Music Editor

Pierce the Veil – Collide with the Sky
– May These Noises Startle You In Your Sleep Tonight
– Hell Above
– A Match Into Water
– King For A Day (ft. Kellin Quinn)
– Bulls In The Bronx
– Props & Mayhem
– Tangled In The Great Escape (ft. Jason Butler)
– I’m Low On Gas And You Need A Jacket
– The First Punch
– One Hundred Sleepless Nights
– Stained Glass Eyes And Colorful Tears
– Hold On Till May (ft. Lindsey Starney)
Collide with the Sky; Pierce the Veil’s third album, released worldwide on July 17th, 2012. Within the first debut week it sold over 27,000 copies and hit No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 charts. Every song on this album is packed with amazing instrumentals and fantastic vocals. The album has an oil and water mix to it, with so much aggression, but also tenderness. And this somehow flows perfectly together. This album is like a roller coaster, starting you out slow, but anticipating in May These Noises Startle You in Your Sleep. From there you begin the ride, taking sharp turns and loops; and eventually slowing down in Tangled in the Great Escape ft. Jason Butler as guest vocals, but takings right back off in I’m Low On Gas and You Need a Jacket.
Collide with the Sky features three guest vocalist throughout the album. In King for a Day, Kellin Quinn, lead vocalist for Sleeping with Sirens as guest vocals. Kellin and Vic’s voices balance and sound sweet next to each other. The best thing about this track is many PTV fans are also SWS fans, and have wanted the bands/vocalist to do some sort of collaboration. (Yes, I am guilty of being one of those fans who wanted to collaboration to happen.) You have Jason Butler, from letlive, featured on the track, Tangled in the Great Escape. Last, you have Lindsey Starney featured in Hold on till May. I don’t think the song would be as beautiful if she wasn’t right along Vic.
I can listen to Collide completely through without skipping a song once, which is such a hard trait to find with albums and I’ve never been able to do that with any of PTV’s other albums. This album being the first PTV has released with Fearless Records may be some of the reason. Lyrics completely make or break a song. I have to relate or feel depth to the song through the word choice. There isn’t one song on this album I dislike. I have found lines from each song that I completely adore.
I kissed the scars on her skin, I still think you’re beautiful and I don’t ever wanna lose my best friend.” – A Match into Water
I’m amazed by how much Pierce the Veil have progressed in the two years since their last album. This album is without a doubt my top album of 2012, and it might also be of all time, I haven’t decided yet.

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