In This Moment – Blood

Now, understand I am NOT a fan of In This Moment. I find Maria Brink’s vocal style to be annoying and not pleasing to the ear. That being said, this disc is surprisingly enjoyable. There are actual songs here, with actual singing! That doesn’t mean there aren’t some horrible moments….listen to “Whore” to get your dose of annoying vocals…but there are places in which her style works. Listen to “You’re Gonna Listen”, “Blood”, or “Adrenalize”. Awesome work here! Musically, I always thought of this band as terrible metalcore. You can tell this band is growing musically, possibly even maturing…saying, don’t just look at our singer, LISTEN TO US!!!!!! For proof, check out “Burn”. This disc goes out with a whimper, though, with two throwaway songs at the end, “The Blood Legion” and “11:11”. Overall, though, a solid release, and this band may pick up some new fans along the way. Solid 8/10.