In This Moment – “Black Widow” (2014)

Label: Atlantic Records

Review by Tony Cannella

After releasing four albums for Century Media the American Metal core outfit In This Moment has taken their act to Atlantic Records and have released their 5th album “Black Widow”.

I really love the dark and sinister vibe that permeates “Black Widow”. It all begins with the intro “The Infection” and continues into my favorite track “Sex Metal Barbie”. From there we get the frenzied “Big Bad Wolf”. Maria Brink continues to prove that she has one of the most unique voices in their genre of music. Lyrically and musically the band has really outdone themselves and the album has a lot of energy and aggression. “Dirty Pretty” is another favorite as this song has a strong – almost danceable – groove. Other highlights include: “Black Widow”, “Sexual Hallucination” and “Sick Like Me”. Lyrically, Maria Brink has a lot to say and she says it plenty of vitriol.

With “Black Widow”, In This Moment has continued to progress and mature. ITM have become quite a prolific band and “Black Widow” may be their most accessible album yet while still sticking to what their fans love about them in the first place.

Rating – 88/100

 

Tracklist

  1. The Infection
  2. Sex Metal Barbie
  3. Big Bad Wolf
  4. Dirty Pretty
  5. Black Widow
  6. Sexual Hallucination
  7. Sick Like Me
  8. Bloody Creature Poster Girl
  9. The Fighter
  10. Bones
  11. Natural Born Sinner

 

Line Up

  • Maria Brink – Vocals, Piano
  • Chris Howarth – Guitar
  • Randy Weitzel – Guitar
  • Travis Johnson – Bass
  • Tom Hane – Drums

 

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