Thursday, 18 August 2011
Motionless In White - Creatures (Review)
The thing I quite like is the theatrical music videos they make which do actually present a story or point which I think is quite meaning full than just having a band play. And the appearance of the band I some what like, it is interesting, but nothing new, and I am pretty sure the band is not trying to be unique or new or what ever word you can use to set them apart, even the singer has told in interviews how he is inspired by people like Marlyn Manson, and how he believes he doesn't not copy a style, but he likes continuing the style which artists have brought from a while ago. When you actually see the interviews the singer is quite educated and can be seen that he strives for actual music with meaning and not doing a look, just carrying a style, and I believe and agree what he is saying.
Guitar work wise, it is not completely that technical, and inspirations from August Burns Red just keeps showing to me in the intro from "Abigail", a song about the Blair Witch Trials. The guitar work is quite melodic, but doesn't get much dominance in their album. Though it is quite enjoyable and the breakdowns I think are well constructed. The band features key which takes a lot of dominance in the album, but not always used, yet when it mostly is, the guitar feels taken away, but that is the sort of atmosphere I guess the keys employ in the album. The vocals I find quite tasteful with the range of screams he does including the quite nice clean vocals he also does. But I was some what disappointed that a lot of the songs contain a lot of clean, but I guess that is just so that the heaviness is emphasized for parts where it is more needed.
The whole album is quite enjoyable and the songs are well distinguishable from each other which is at least nice to see with bands as some tend to make songs sound the same in an album. It is good to know how into the music the singer and band are, as you can tell they are putting a lot of emotion and effort into the music videos and songs.
Motionless In White - Creatures 7.4/10
Posted by Sketchar at 06:37