13 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Los Angeles band In This Moment conjure anthemic confessionals that sound as though they’re emerging from the ruins of a dark, decaying cityscape. Kinetic singer/lyricist Maria Brink and band play up various influences (industrial, Southern gothic, and Alice Cooper) against themes that canvas everything from child abuse to avarice, all submersed in a fierce (and sometimes tender) postpunk, post-metal, electronic carriage. There’s glittery stomp (“Dirty Pretty”), a horror-show requiem (“Natural Born Sinner”), ironic tease (“Sex Metal Barbie”), teenage redemption (“Out of Hell”), and a slithery duet about obsession with Shinedown singer Brent Smith (“Sexual Hallucination”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Los Angeles band In This Moment conjure anthemic confessionals that sound as though they’re emerging from the ruins of a dark, decaying cityscape. Kinetic singer/lyricist Maria Brink and band play up various influences (industrial, Southern gothic, and Alice Cooper) against themes that canvas everything from child abuse to avarice, all submersed in a fierce (and sometimes tender) postpunk, post-metal, electronic carriage. There’s glittery stomp (“Dirty Pretty”), a horror-show requiem (“Natural Born Sinner”), ironic tease (“Sex Metal Barbie”), teenage redemption (“Out of Hell”), and a slithery duet about obsession with Shinedown singer Brent Smith (“Sexual Hallucination”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
768 Ratings

768 Ratings

timinator4434 ,

A rock-solid album.

Do not let anyone tell you otherwise: this is definitely In This Moment's best album to date. They experiment with some new elements (1930s radio broadcasting sounds for introducing songs) and in my opinion, they work quite well.

However, there is one thing that I greatly question.

The Infection is a FANTASTIC instrumental opener. It had me all pumped up and ready for a hard-hitting song. Then the song that follows is Sex Metal Barbie? This is a huge mistake as it is not only a HORRIBLE opening song, but easily the weakest song on the album. The first song on the album is, in my opinion, the most important one as it is supposed to make a statement. However, Sex Metal Barbie is not the statement-making song that "Blood" or "The Gun Show" was. By switching Big Bad Wolf with Sex Metal Barbie, this problem is solved and the intro actually sounds like it fits with the song it is supposed to follow with.

heliotropin ,

Overly Produced Pop "Metal" at this point.

This album is horrible. I pre-ordered it because I've loved ITM since the very beginning... I went to shows where no one knew who they were. I've been there, gone to every concert that hit my part of town of theirs, met the band, bought the rare music you can't find on itunes anymore. They were my favorite band!!! This album is very mixed up and all over the place, the music is horrible and it's so far from the metal they originally played that it sounds like some horrible overly produced pop crap you hear on the radio. It doesn't showcase their talent as a band. It shows only that they've caved into industry standards for what music should sound like. It's not the same ITM all of us old fans knew. I wish I hadn't pre-ordered it...

MetalheadPandaFreak ,

Unbelieveble...

I seriously fail to understand the hype about this band, and why people love them and worship Maria. This band has become a major joke, and with the song names on this album, they've proven that even further. "Sex Metal Barbie"...are you freaking kidding me??

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