Thursday, 18 August 2011

Motionless In White - Creatures (Review)

Motionless In White is a metalcore band from Pennsylvania becoming recently quite with their release of their two music videos for their album creatures. Though the band has been around for quite a while actually. The band are bery recognisable from other bands and if you watch their music videos, you will obviously see how they are quite different. I personally do not mind their appearance as I have been into this music for so many years that nothing is shocking to me anymore. Though a lot of people complain and find it strange or just compare them to Black Veil Brides, which is a different style than Motionless In White and have a difference appearance, but people I guess are just not very observant of differences.

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

Creatures


Abigail

20 comments:

Mekkor said...

sweet, sweet metalcore. Just what i needed
thx +1

Mark said...

They sound alright, but I now feel stupid for thinking that the sound didn't work until I realized my headphones were still plugged in. I fail hard.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Never seen a keyboard player look so intense before.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

SO! It finally happened.

You finally found a -core band (at least that first music video, man!) that I can actually enjoy as much as Sikth.

The rest of the genre still sucks, but maaaaan...these guys? Holy shit, I can actually, y'know, understand the lyrics!

Sketchars, thanks bro. You're right, these guys kick ass!

Sinclair said...

Why does the first video have a thumbnail of a guy holding out worms? Just... what.

paulz said...

Not really my stlye of music but still good nonetheless

Randall A. said...

Ah, metalcore. The name always makes me feel awesome, I have no idea why.

Hento the loony repairman :D said...

hey great share, i dig this sound, its time i broaden my mental library :D

Liquider said...

that's real metalcore - and the videso! wow

Kingmush said...

Loved those videos!

Jammer said...

Abigail is an awesome song. I bookmarked it.

pv said...

that was great man, feeling the song

Talerfuchs said...

I like the sound of that band. Even through it actually is a bit to metal-core for my taste.

Linux and Life said...

awesome vids, this is the real music

Anelia said...

Loved it!

PvtCarlin said...

Excellent review!

Rifle said...

Great review, metal for the win:D \m/

alkae said...

Damn, this shit is good.

FR said...

I can't stand the way worms feel in my hand.

frankcom said...

I love this band, Glad I found them! Great review bro! :D

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