Pierce The Veil is surely one of the most popular bands in the post-hardcore scene. They played warped tour all summer long and released a new song called “The Divine Zero” earlier this year. We thought after three albums full of phenomenal song we’d give it a try to make a top 10 list.
Here are some songs that sadly didn’t make it on the list because – let’s be honest – Pierce The Veil have just too many good songs but I still wanted to mention: King For A Day (ft. Kellin Quinn); Caraphernelia; Kissing In Cars.
At number 10 we have Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides taken from their very first album “A Flair For The Dramatic”. This song really is a throwback for PTV fans, however it’s still as wonderful as ever. Unique harmonies and music boxes are what make this song so special.
At 9 is The Boy Who Could Fly, a song driven by punk beats and fast guitars. Mike Fuentes is able to show his full talent in drumming in this song. The lyrics display an unhealthy relationship and the crazy things one does for love.
8 is Bulletproof Love. The melody can be misleading as it makes the song seem like it’s a very happy song, however the lyrics are dark and intense, describing a person’s feelings after they lost a person they loved, it almost seems like a suicide note.
Number 7 is Bulls In The Bronx. This song is basically made to perform live – it’s so infectious it is impossible not to jump around. Vic shines with his soaring vocals while the instrumentation emphasizes the heavy beat of the song.
At number 6 is Disasterology from their second album Selfish Machines. A typical guy can relate to this song as it is about girls and drinking and having the time of your live, but also about building something beautiful that later on gets destroyed. Disasterology is another energetic and heavy beat song to add to the list.
Number 5 is Hell Above. Though if you listen to Hell Above you can’t avoid listening to it in combination with the albums - Collide With The Sky – intro May These Noises Startle You In Your Sleep Tonight. These two songs are a glorious combination of angry guitars, hard hitting drumming and sky high vocals – as well as screams.
At number 4 we have A Match Into Water. This track taken from Collide With The Sky is yet another typical energetic PTV song. Vic wrote this song for a friend of his who suffered from cancer – it makes it almost impossible not to appreciate this song.
Number 3 is Yeah Boy And Doll Face. This song is very dramatic which also is noticeable in its melody and rhythm. Vic’s voice is almost shaking and seems desperate, just like the lyrics.
Number 2 is The Sky Under The Sea which is about admitting to be a “Selfish Machine” which is the album’s, where this song is taken from, name. According to Vic the selfish machine symbolizes the anime inside all of us, the negative side that everyone has. The beat is very percussion driven; the song itself has wonderful guitar solos.
And finally – number 1 is Hold On Till May. This is definitely a fans favorite – including me. It features Lindsey Stamey. The lyrics are heartwarming and have helped a lot of fans with whatever they were going through; “Darling, you’ll be okay.” It’s hard to hold back tears while listening to this slow and softer song; the instrumentation adds up to the mood the song gives.
So choosing this top 10 has been tremendously hard for me as PTV is one of my favorite bands. Naturally everyone has different opinions - so what do you think and what would you have chosen differently? Let us know what you think!
Written by Shania Gassner
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