They definitly are still channeling bands like Mötley Crüe and Guns n Roses but it's no longer a criticism. They've risen past that and have found their own identity. It's as if they were transported from the 80's and started listening to metal-core bands and stuff like Samhain and horror metal. At the forefront of this sound is front man Andy Biersack, who's voice is utterly intoxicating, there was never a point where I was wishing he would scream or growl or anything. It fits in perfectly with the drumming and the riffs. Songs like Stolen Omen and Devil In The Mirror are catchy and powerful all at the same time managing to be heavy and dark.
If you've been dismissing Black Veil Brides for any reason now is the time to give them another chance. It's metal-core and hair-metal all mixed into a nice smoothy. Sure there's a layer of cheese on everything but it's really part of the charm. It's the music version of those slasher flicks the 80's were famous for. So pick up this album and just give it a chance. It's hopefully a new beginning for the band.