Friday, 13 September 2013

In This Moment - Blood (CD Review)

01.Rise With Me
05.You're Gonna' Listen
06.It Is Written
10.From The Ashes
11.Beast Within
13.The Blood Legion

Bonus Disc
01.Closer (Nine Inch Nails cover)
02.Blood (Sluggo Remix)
03.Adrenalize (Mr. Kane Remix)
04.Whore (Nikka Bling Remix)
05.The Blood Legion (Mitch Marlow Remix)

Maria Brink (Vocals)
Chris Howorth (Guitar)
Travis Johnson (Bass)
Randy Weitzel (Guitar)
Tom Hane (Drums)

Guest Musicians
Jake E. Lee  (Guitar on You're Gonna Listen)
Kevin Churko (Drums)

Change. Some people welcome it. Others resist it. Some seek it out. Others fear the unknown. Sometimes it happens beyond our control. Whatever one’s mindset, change is inevitable. The challenge comes with how we face it and deal with the consequences.

For vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth, the duo at the heart of In This Moment, change came unexpectedly when they found themselves rebuilding the walls around their foundation. Stripped down to their essence, the core of In This Moment is on fire with their fourth album, aptly titled Blood.

“I knew that I wanted this album to bring out elements we’ve never shown before. This alluring, darker, sinful side of us that no one has ever seen,” says Brink. “We wanted to find something new within ourselves, and with this album, I’m definitely the boldest I’ve ever been. I’m not trying to push boundaries. It’s not a conscious thing. It’s a natural artistic place.”

First released last year the album seemed to pass many by, but following a steady rise of intrest after live shows a lot of people started to take note, so much so that the album has been re-issued with a bonus disc.

From the moody intro into the venomous Blood' this is a completley different band, new sound new attitude and bloody amazing!

'Adrenalize' has a Led Zepp vibe, sleazy as hell and again stunning stuff.
 After the disturbing 'Whore' we come to the techno rocker 'Youre Gonna Listen' featuring former ozzy guitarist jake e lee, very catchy song.

Rest of the album seems to fire on a full out metal assault until the final track and fantastic vocal downbeat ballad called '11.11'.

The re issue bonus disc offers up an inspired NIN cover of 'Closer', dare i say better than the original? FUCK YES!
The remixes are full on techno versions that actually manage to not detract from the original versions.

Rating 10/10
For Fans Of : Theatre Of Tradegy, Marilyn Manson, Theatre Des Vampires, Die So Fluid

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