From the first note of Knives and Pens, just a short 6 years ago, I knew that Black Veil Brides was going to be a force to be reckoned with. These guys came out of nowhere and kicked my ass, six ways to Sunday. They brought the look and attitude of early 80's Motley Crue, and mixed it with the force of Bullet for My Valentine. It was a sound, that I instantly fell in love with. The band have now been going on strong for the past 9 years and have just released their first ever live DVD, Alive and Burning. Unfortunately I have never had the opportunity to see the band live, so I jumped at the opportunity to check out this Bluray.
Alive and Burning is a very well shot show, and in Bluray, it gives you that feeling of being in the front row. The video and audio are stellar, in this one, which give you the feeling of true concert experience. As Genghis and I have discussed many times on the show, these type of bluray's are the next best thing to actually going to the show. As far as the performance goes, the band is on fire. The band comes out, all guns blazing, with the more melodic Hearts of Fire, before ripping into a set of power, melody and brutality. BVB really deliver the goods, and prove to their fans, as well as the naysayers, that they are band that is going to be around for awhile. If your a fan of big shows, from the 80's, and like your music loud, then this DVD is for you. Go get it.
Bottom Line: BVD showing that they rock as hard live, if not harder, than they do in the studio. The band display what great musicina they are, whilst putting on a killer show.
-Ragman can't believe he has still not seen these guys live.