11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back with producer Drew Fulk—who also worked with them on 2017’s Graveyard Shift—the Scranton, Pennsylvania, quintet turn their creative energies to an electro-industrial sound that complements their alchemy of metalcore and goth metal. Known for collaborating with some of hard rock’s biggest names, like Jonathan Davis (Korn) and Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth), the band wanted to separate themselves from any outside influence. “Disguise” and “Holding on to Smoke” show frontman Chris Cerulli at his most vulnerable, unbottling his personal struggles with identity and mental health. He welcomes all the misfits to unite on the soul-baring “/c0de,” positioning himself as an empathetic frontman who’s committed to promoting a message of individuality. “Legacy” quells the intensity just a notch, as Cerulli leads the charge with a call to arms: “What will your legacy be?”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back with producer Drew Fulk—who also worked with them on 2017’s Graveyard Shift—the Scranton, Pennsylvania, quintet turn their creative energies to an electro-industrial sound that complements their alchemy of metalcore and goth metal. Known for collaborating with some of hard rock’s biggest names, like Jonathan Davis (Korn) and Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth), the band wanted to separate themselves from any outside influence. “Disguise” and “Holding on to Smoke” show frontman Chris Cerulli at his most vulnerable, unbottling his personal struggles with identity and mental health. He welcomes all the misfits to unite on the soul-baring “/c0de,” positioning himself as an empathetic frontman who’s committed to promoting a message of individuality. “Legacy” quells the intensity just a notch, as Cerulli leads the charge with a call to arms: “What will your legacy be?”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

ChemicalFume ,

Not bad!

Motionless In White is one of my favorite bands. This album is great! I like a few songs like Undead Ahead 2 and Another Life but some of the other songs were a little cringeworthy, in my opinion. I still enjoyed the album though.

jaylogbetty ,

Natural progression of MIW

I truly believe Disguise is one of MIW's best albums. Top 3 out of the main LPs, for sure. My only nitpick is that I wish it was a 12 track record with just one more heavier song added, probably placed after 'Brand New Numb'. The song 'Catharsis' was the best possible closer for the album, and I would say 'Legacy' is the weakest of the bunch. Other than that, no complaints here. All of the songs are catchy in some form or fashion. 'Headache' (MIW's version of Linkin Park's 'One Step Closer'), </c0de>, and Another Life all surprised me with how amazing they were. 'Thoughts & Prayers' and 'Undead Ahead II' are both filthy, in the best way possible. The production is solid, and most of all, Chris' vocals are the best they've ever been. One second versatile, the next, soaring and sweeping between verses. Some of the best, most honest lyrics since the 'Infamous' record. Solid 8-9/10 for me!

DJxMIW ,

This Album Is Amazing, BUT. . .

Before I get into my personal opinion of this album, I need to shutdown these haters. People need to realize that while, yes, Chris of MIW and other lead singers if their bands write the songs, the producers have a big say on what goes into the album. Next, saying that this album resembles Breaking Benjamin, Korn, Marilyn Manson, etc. MIW definitely took elements of each band to incorporate into their sound, but to say that it’s exactly the same is asinine. At the same time, this album is also reminiscent of Creatures, which is really popular (i.e. Undead Ahead 2, Thoughts & Prayers).

As for my opinion of this album, I love it. Disguise, Headache, and Thoughts & Prayers are easily my favorite songs on the album and I cannot stress that enough. The rest of this album is really good and I do like it a lot! However—while I have been a die hard MIW fan for a few years now and I’ve done a lot of research into the making of their songs, along with the reasons behind writing them in the first place—I give this album a 4-star review because of two songs. Otherwise, the rest of this album is phenomenal.

First, in my personal opinion, I do not like Catharsis. In and of itself, it’s not a bad song by any means, but for MIW standards? I was left extremely disappointed. This song sounded like the Pop music genre tried to mix in with the Metal genre, which is not a good match AT ALL.

Second, Broadcasting From Beyond The Grave is so massively reminiscent of Dead As F**k 1 & 2. I like this song probably just as much as I do with the last two previously mentioned. However, lyrically, this song could use some work. There are just some parts that could be improved if the lyrics were either changed or taken out completely.

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