I know what you’re thinking when you see six Marilyn Manson doppelgangers hanging out with eye-liner, slick black hair and skin-tight nylon clothing, but believe me when I say, the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been so damn accurate.
This Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, sextet known as Motionless in White began making a name for themselves back in 2007 with their album titled Whorror—which wasn’t half bad—and went on to producing, When Love Met Destruction, in 2009 which immediately got my attention and gained popularity within the metalcore/hardcore scene. However, their recent album, Creatures, blows the other two out the water—as plain as that. The pile-ups of chanting, singing, and bellowing screams from vocalist Chris Cirulli layered with heavy, balls-deep, guitar chugging complimented with gothic style synth makes this album an iron cage of hardcore structure encompassing certain aesthetics found in gothic metal. I know the feeling many get when the word “goth-metal” is mentioned but these guys shine it in a completely new light. (more…)