Posts Tagged ‘Review’

 

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 badand 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…)

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        More metal please? Or rather, “turn that noise down!”, Is what a many of you would say when listening to today’s metal music, but for those of you who bask in the chaos of screaming vocals, heavy riffing and machine-gunning drums, then you should be quaint with the name, Bring Me the Horizon. From their first album, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For, released back in October of 2004, to their last album Suicide Season, October 2009, Bring Me the Horizon has offered a broad demonstration of heavy metal music and has been the trend-setter for many bands to follow.

                With the release of their latest album, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret, prompts a different sound than their previous albums. After doing a line-up change and picking up new guitarist Jona Weinhofen, formerly of; I Killed the Prom Queen, BMTH has progressed their sound into something of their own. Vocalist Oli Sykes has created a very particular vocal style, along with the constant tempo changes going from high to slow throughout their songs; this band has created a signature sound that resonates. There are many segments with gang-vocals that you can’t help but shout along with, making a majority of their songs appeasing in a sing-along sense.  In addition to being catchy, the bands consistency in not overburdening their songs with breakdowns, making this style of music so-very bland at times, also adds a big plus to their sound and makes listening to their album more genial.

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