MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
With the first spin or two of Infamous, I actually felt disappointed with the new Motionless In White album. However, once given the chance, the record definitely makes a “comeback” as you learn the songs. The problem with the recording quality never goes away (the screaming vocals are either too muffled or overpowering), but the actual tracks become more memorable and exciting. The heavier sections are surprisingly the weakest this time around, but the more Marilyn Manson -like moments come out swinging. “America” is profound, gritty, and thoroughly satisfying; “Burned At Both Ends” has an energetic and catchy chorus; “The Divine Infection” feels like the sequel to “The New Shit”; “Sinematic” is a prog-metal fan’s dream; and “Hatefuck” is a foul and sleazy anthem. Though Infamous does have the tendency to use some generic guitar shreds at times (generally found during their heavier tracks, like “Black Damask (The Fog)”) and minor recording issues, it does come out as a successful and worthy entry in the band’s young catalog. If you were a fan of Creatures, then you should certainly like this one. – by Nathaniel Lay
>> Recommended Tracks: “America”, “The Divine Infection”, “Sinematic”
>> In Conclusion: It has a heavier prog-metal influence this time around, but that is actually the best characteristic of Infamous. The songs with the most industrial influences come out as the highlight tracks this time around.
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