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.
I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
I’m not sure where all of the bad reviews are coming from. I like it when an artist grows and changes, and they let their music tell what is going on in their life; they let their music tell their story. Not go with what the major industry is telling them to do. Take for example, Jonathan Davis’s solo album. It was still Jonathan very much in tones, but he took risks, experimented, and if you actually listened to what he had to say, he told a story to his current life, his opinions, and what was going on in the world at that time. It was relevant. Lady Gaga, for example, is another one famous for perusing the genres. People don’t always like it when an artist that is famous for one thing branches out of their “norm” to venture into something else. However, these musicians that are truely ARTISTS are free to explore, create, and be just that... ARTISTS. They don’t have to stick with the usual. I feel that ITM did this on the last two albums. While many complain that it doesn’t sound like the “old” ITM, no, it doesn’t. However, they aren’t the same people that they were during the phase when they were writing those past albums. They’ve grown, adapted; the world has changed around them; things have happened to them; read the description that Maria gave for each song and its reasoning on the intro to this album. Each of these songs has deep meanings to her and/or the band members. That makes the lyrics special. I’m a HUGE alternative music fan because that genre gives musicians freedom to be themselves. So, let the artists do what they want, sit back, listen to the music, the lyrics, how it flows together, and what the artists are trying to say. Stop judging so much. Maria’s voice is just as beautiful here as ever before. This is a masterpiece. <3
As a huge fan of your earlier work I was hesitant about this new album living up to your previous amazing work. Well I have to say as I sit here listening to your new album I can say you have done such a great job on this and I’m so excited to see you live with your newest work!