I Really Tried...
Such a huge fan of this band... I really tried to like this album, but just couldn't.
I'm realizing the high point for this band was "Blood" and "Black Widow." Since then, its been sliding downhill.
I would love a little more straightforward sexy, dark metal. More real guitar and less ProTools butchery.
ITM continues to get worse and worse
Oh and way to take a giant crap on a legendary song.
ITM is trying so hard to reach new listeners by including 3 cover songs that they aren't doing enough to deliver what core fans want. The heaviest album since Blood? Where are songs like Adrenalize or Sick Like Me or even Roots or River of Fire? The In-Between is the best song on the album and As Above So Below is solid but the rest is just disappointing. Guitars are hidden behind synthesizers and the drummer has given up and just uses a drum machine and worst of all Maria doesn't sound passionate on most songs. Lzzy outshines her on We Will Rock You, including playing the guitar solo. Very disappointing.
I just recently got into In The Moment. It seems after Blood they went more into ballads and Nu Metal. I still like the album. After reading how much the group went through with people passing away in their lives I definitely understand wanting to make a more upbeat album.
It isn’t a classic but as someone who just got into the band I know the next album will be scream, and metal heavy!!
Long gone are the days when ITM actually released metal albums...or good albums for that matter. I don’t know what happened!? This band used to be so gooooood!!! Maria has such powerful vocals and skills. It’s a rarity when you can find a signer that can sing AND scream with such talent and it was great! Combine with with actual good metal music to back it up. They were amazing to see live. We’ll all that is now nothing but a fare off memory. They aren’t even half they band they used to be. This new mainstream/pop version of them is trash. I guess money was more important to them than their true fans and the passion they seems to once have for the music. RIP ITM.
Love this band!!!
You guys rock and keep getting better.
Not who they used to be
I get that bands want to experiment with different styles. but after the Blood album I just couldn’t get into their sound anymore. I love that album start to finish and wish they’d go back to the feel of that album.
Maria is ridiculously talented but it’s ruined by this manufactured sound. “Mother” is the only track I can get into on this one. All the other songs sound the same to me. I feel like they got caught up in getting all theatrical on stage with a horror theme and it took their focus away from the music. They picked their style and are trying to write to that style. Disappointing.
A Pinch of Sentmient and a Handful of Filler
Probably the best album that came out since "A Star-Crossed Wasteland", but even then "Mother" dosen't come even close to par which is a shame because they put so much time and effort in promoting the album that I was expecting far more than what they actually put out.
I appreciate the sentimentality in the songs Maria Brink dedicates to her loved ones, but then it all gets ruined by these cover songs that feel like filler music. If they had more songs that were consistent with the theme of rememberance from those we love/lost and the strength we gain from them to replace the covers and the songs that have nothing to do with that concept, maybe this would feel more like a complete album. In my opinion anyways.
Slowly losing interest since Blood. The In-Between seemed promising.... but nope!! Those covers are horrible!!!!! Maybe since I love the originals I’m biased but I cannot listen to these again!! I guess I will just keep listening to Blood and Beautiful Tragedy if I want to hear good ITM...
A bunch of preludes anyone...
No more words needed.