Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
“Rebels” is the latest release the heavy metal band Black Veil Brides. The EP features 1 new track, 2 cover tracks and an extended video for the song “Rebel Love Song” which is featured on the bands full length album “Set the World on Fire”. The EP also features a performance by Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde.
Being a fan of Black Veil Brides first two albums I was pretty excited to check out what they had to offer on their new EP. Granted it was only 3 songs and a video I still was all ears. The opening track “Coffins” is a brand new song from the band. Originally written during the bands previous studio session the song was not completed at the time of the full length album’s release. The song was not bad however it sound very much like every other song on album. I would have liked to hear a little more diversity. “Unholy” originally written by Kiss was almost spot on with the original. Zakk Wylde’s solo on the track was a little drawn out and stock sounding. I found the cover of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” to be the real star in the bunch. The song featured a unique arrangement which gave the song a really updated and modern feel. The video for “Rebel Love Song” had a really cool 80’s look and feel which only added to an already great song.
Members of the Black Veil Army will definitely want to pick this up. The EP would also be a great pick up for someone wanting to check the band out for the first time. “Rebels” is available via ITunes digital download.
2.) Unholy (feat. Zakk Wylde)
3.) Rebel Yell
1.) Rebel Love Song (Extended Version)