I've been debating myself as to whether In This Moment would be my next LLP post or not. Then I thought of my Paramore LLP post and what shite that full album turned out to be (for my tastes, anyway). In This Moment doesn't have much more of a history as a band, but they do have heavier songs and have turned my head and perked my ears lately. Actually, I may remember hearing the song 'Blood' on local hard rock radio sometime in the past year. If so, it was purely incidental. I am not a regular radio listener and haven't been in a very long time. What gets played on the local hard rock radio station these days doesn't interest or influence me significantly. The internet is where I find all my new sounds these days, the possibilities are so much greater and global than just what some corporate controlled program director thinks we should all like. Most times I find something very very new, like the last LLP - Hyrax, and sometimes I'm a little late to the party, this album 'Blood' was released in August of 2012.
In This Moment's current stage show does make me think of 'pop metal.' I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to see Britney Spears or a similar pop diva do something like this live. Then again, maybe they do now, I don't pay attention. They use the latest fad of 'mini-stages-on-the-big-stage' thing like I know Zombie and Manson do now (WASP has been standing on equipment crates since the early eighties), and dreadlocks and skulls are everywhere. I do like the singer and her voice on most of the songs on the album. But I also can't help but find myself thinking if this is what Christina Aguilera would be if she were more metal. All in all, very good performances - if a bit dramatic at times - on the album. Just my two cents, though.
I don't know if you know what I mean, or if
And no, it did not hit me like a wrecking ball, but sometimes it strangely - and somewhat uncomfortably - reminds me of one. Give 'em a listen for yourself!
In This Moment - Blood
In This Moment - Whore (Live, just two nights ago!)
*Update 11/30. 11:37 pm. I saw the below posted today on Blabbermouth. It confirms that I had heard of them before, among other things. I am not aware of any release date yet.
IN THIS MOMENT professionally filmed its May 21 concert in Madison, Wisconsin for the group's first-ever live DVD. IN THIS MOMENT has partnered up with longtime supporter, radio station WJJO, as part of their Mayday Maylay concert series. The band had a bunch of surprises in store for this show, including rarely played songs from their catalog and an all-new stage show created specifically for this concert.
Previous LLP Posts...
LLP 1 - Pain
LLP 2 - Nightwish
LLP 3 - Die Antwoord
LLP 4 - Pain part 2
LLP 5 - Andrew Bird
LLP 6 - Nightwish part 2
LLP 7 - Paramore
LLP 8 - Newsted
LLP 9 - U.D.O.
LLP 10 - Nightwish Imaginaerum Movie
LLP 11 - Kiss
LLP 12 - Rick Springfield
LLP 13 - Hyrax