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This album is coming on a year’s release & since it’s release I’ve listened to It almost every day. I loved that they played a lot of the new material at their recent tours, but also never forgetting stuff off their earlier albums. The way they incorporate ALL their material into a live set list is pretty amazing, and every time I see them live they get better & better.
Motionless In White is one of my favorite bands. This album is great! I like a few songs like Undead Ahead 2 and Another Life but some of the other songs were a little cringeworthy, in my opinion. I still enjoyed the album though.
Before I get into my personal opinion of this album, I need to shutdown these haters. People need to realize that while, yes, Chris of MIW and other lead singers if their bands write the songs, the producers have a big say on what goes into the album. Next, saying that this album resembles Breaking Benjamin, Korn, Marilyn Manson, etc. MIW definitely took elements of each band to incorporate into their sound, but to say that it’s exactly the same is asinine. At the same time, this album is also reminiscent of Creatures, which is really popular (i.e. Undead Ahead 2, Thoughts & Prayers). As for my opinion of this album, I love it. Disguise, Headache, and Thoughts & Prayers are easily my favorite songs on the album and I cannot stress that enough. The rest of this album is really good and I do like it a lot! However—while I have been a die hard MIW fan for a few years now and I’ve done a lot of research into the making of their songs, along with the reasons behind writing them in the first place—I give this album a 4-star review because of two songs. Otherwise, the rest of this album is phenomenal. First, in my personal opinion, I do not like Catharsis. In and of itself, it’s not a bad song by any means, but for MIW standards? I was left extremely disappointed. This song sounded like the Pop music genre tried to mix in with the Metal genre, which is not a good match AT ALL. Second, Broadcasting From Beyond The Grave is so massively reminiscent of Dead As F**k 1 & 2. I like this song probably just as much as I do with the last two previously mentioned. However, lyrically, this song could use some work. There are just some parts that could be improved if the lyrics were either changed or taken out completely.
I dig the nu metal influences because growing up it was everywhere and is still my favorite sub-genre of metal, unfortunately I know what these guys look like and it totally takes away from the music for me. Drop the extremely corny goth look and I might like you a tad bit more...
Honestly the album has 5 good songs, easily the best song on the album is another life, the 2 heaviest songs on the album being thoughts and prayers and undead ahead 2 both of which are good and then for those of u who miss old linkin park with a couple Korn riffs added in u have code lol otherwise there’s some influences of tool, breaking Benjamin and Manson as always thrown in like on reincarnate but overall it’s a decent album but I think that graveyard shift basically only had 2 bad songs on it makes it harder to give this a higher score as a follow up to that album and I love this band to death but it’s the truth
Why don’t they change their name to Breaking Benjamin already? That’s who they sound like, they literally don’t have their own sound anymore. Breaking Benjamin with some Marilyn Manson like elements? Oooooh, so edgy! This album is pure garbage.
I have been a fan of MIW since middle school but I grew less interested after Infamous. However, finding this band again AND this album has been absolutely incredible. This is definitely their best album. I do not understand other reviewers saying that it’s “impersonal” or “not hard Enough”. I have never been speechless listening to any or their albums before. Ever. Each song is unique, the lyrics felt raw, Chris’s screaming and singing is on another level, THE BREAKDOWNS, the cool aspects of Rob Zombie and Korn themes, and it went HARD AS HELL. All in all, their sound really came together on this album. Good job boys!
This album has restored my faith in Motionless in White. This album kicks graveyard shift out of water. That last album was a steaming pile of garbage. There is some heavy tracks that just blast. Lots of bleghs which you can’t ever have enough of those
I’m honestly bored with all of the songs already and they were released today. I mean, the cringe lyrics and boring same old Motionless honestly turns me off. Hate to say that I’m an old fan signing off.
I love motionless in white. Chris has an amazing voice, the choreograph to their videos are all in sink to one another... I know I’m just going on about the band but the album speaks for its self! I love it and I can’t get enough of it.... I can’t wait to see them live for the first time 🖤
When it was first announced, the song Disguise set my stands really high because of how catchy it was and now Holding on to Smoke is by far the best song on the album in my opinion with Another life being a close second. I love every single song on this album but it’s going to have to take second place to Graveyard Shift for me. Graveyard Shift was the album that got me hooked to the band and I still love songs like Voices, Eternally Yours, and 570 but I love the fact that every song on every MIW album is a story that everyone can connect to. I’m already looking forward to what Motionless has to offer on the next album.
Had it on repeat for the past couple of days, this is their best album! I could definitely relate to most of the tracks on this album. You can definitely feel Chris and the band’s Emotions and feelings on this record.
I dig the record. Definitely some jams on here. I think as MIW goes on though this record will fall somewhere in the mix but won’t be held in such regard as Creatures, Reincarnate, or Graveyard Shift. Maybe I’ll need to sit with it a little more. My main critique is that it lacks that Bleeding Through element. That might come off as some saying it’s “not as heavy,” which would be falls. There are some brutal parts on here. MIW have always done such a good job of paying homage to the bands that influenced them. The Bleeding Through side was my favorite. Maybe the next record will give me a little more of that. Either way, it’s a good record that any MIW will like.
Nothing sounds original or interesting, every song (except another life) bored me. You can see the influences of other bands in each track. They don't seem to have thier own voice anymore. Disappointing.