YMMV / Black Veil Brides

  • Acceptable Targets: At the moment, they're the metal fandom's favorite target band-wise, and probably will be for quite some time.
  • Broken Base:
    • Andy's decision to go solo. Half of the fans are highly supportive, while the other half thinks his solo project is terrible and believes his decision will lead to the breakup of the band.
    • Surprisingly, his recent marriage to former vocalist of Automatic Loveletter and contestant on Season Two of The Voice (US), Juliet Simms also qualifies as such. A rather large amount of fans absolutely hate Juliet Simms to the point to where she has multiple hate blogs dedicated to her on Tumblr and Instagram. They tend to frequently call their marriage a sham, a publicity stunt, and have given up on the band altogether because of their relationship, believing she will be the end of the band itself. The parallels between fans' reaction to their marriage and another contentious musical couple isn't lost on the older fans of the band.
    • Andy's father's Twitter involvement with the band also qualifies.
    • Andy's rumored involvement in The Church of Scientology due to getting a tattoo of the 11th rule in the Scientology Code of Honor and marrying someone who grew up in the religion. Many of the fans have openly voiced their disgust and often accuse him of being a liar that compromised his values for fame, particularly since Andy has always presented himself as a staunch atheist, even though there is no concrete proof that he is now a Scientologist.
  • Critical Dissonance: Lots of metalheads really dislike the band for their formulaic songwriting style, not to mention their (to some) cringeworthy image and obnoxious fan base; because of this, expect to see a slew of hate comments whenever they're covered on a website. Critics and metal musicians, on the other hand, tend to appreciate them a little bit more.
  • Dork Age: Both critics and fans alike think BVB IV was mediocre, and debates rage on about whether Wretched and Divine was any good or not. Not helped by them dropping their individual member looks around this time in favor of "5 people in leather jackets", and both the videos for IV looking like they had a limited budget.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Ashley Purdy during the first two albums. The name REALLY doesn't help.
  • Face of the Band: Andy Biersack; There are people who don't even like Black Veil Brides, who appreciate Andy due to the fact that he knows his music, worships punk revival bands like Social Distortion and Alkaline Trio, and has a more snarky, self aware persona in interviews than would be suggested on record.
  • Fandom Rivalry: The BVB Army vs the Violet Prisoners.
  • Ho Yay: All of them, but especially Andy and Ashley.
  • Love It or Hate It: Depending on who you ask, they're either one of the greatest new bands out there in the rock/metal scene, or a shallow disgrace to their genre. Their haters are a LOT more vocal than their fans save for the diehard ones.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Some of the bands' haters grudgingly admitted that their self-titled fourth album wasn't that bad.
  • Signature Song: Either "Knives and Pens", "Fallen Angels", or In the End.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: "Knives And Pens" to "Unholy Confessions". A lot of their earlier songs sound similar to Ax 7, this was the most blatant example.
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