Crazy-looking metal fans aren’t doing the genre any favors when they scare off music lovers from even trying to listen to metal bands.
Even fans of the Eagles and Aerosmith can find something to like in the best metal groups, and In This Moment is one of those. This band continuously pours their soul into every record they release.
“Black Widow” is the band’s latest album, and now that the band is with Atlantic Records, this album has been quite a success. Upon the release, singer Maria Brink told blabbermouth.net, “‘Black Widow’ is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences and the balance of light and darkness. She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That’s the album.”
The songs on the album reflect Brink’s concept. “Dirty Pretty,” “The Fighter” and “Natural Born Sinner” all explore feelings of alienation, acceptance and the importance of being yourself. They convey this through more synthetic melodies and beats.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s still plenty of heavy guitar for all your metal needs.
The band has poured their soul into this album, and when you’re looking for some inspiration, this album provides it. It’s also great for driving around and just jamming out.
If you like this group, you’ll also like bands like Halestorm, Lacuna Coil, New Years Day and The Letter Black. I give this album 4.5 out of five stars.