However catchiness isn’t what sets the band apart. What helps them rise above other bands writing equally as catchy hooks is the sure talent and technical skill of the guitar work throughout. While evident throughout it absolutely stands out in Bulls In The Bronx with its Spanish Guitar influenced breakdown section. It’s not something you really hear in music and especially not with metalcore like this. It definitely brings something unique to the table and truly helps give the band an edge.
A lot of bands in the scene rely solely on having great hooks to reel you in belted out by a passionate and charming frontman, unfortunately most of them start to blend together after a while. There’s a reason that Pierce The Veil have managed to last this long and the proof is in Collide With The Sky. There’s just so much skill that is packed into this album. The song writing itself runs that fine line between metalcore and pop without getting cheesy, the vocal work is excellent, the guitarwork steals the show. If you haven’t given them a chance for any reason this album is the perfect place to start.