July 14, 2017 |

In This Moment – Ritual

In This Moment – Ritual

July 14, 2017 |

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In This Moment are back with album number six – Ritual. As a fan of the band, I was excited to be able to listen to it early.

The haunting instrumental of Salvation creates an atmospheric opening to the record. Oh Lord is repetitive with “oh lord” being used in almost every line and the track is more drum-focused throughout the verses. When the vocals go from more distorted/that electronic tinge you get over dance tracks to just Maria singing and the guitars kick in, it makes for a better track, although this doesn’t last too long as the distortion comes back in. Rob Halford (Judas Priest) arrives for a Black Wedding. The track is catchy and is the one that really kicks the record off. Although it does take from Billy Idol’s White Wedding with “it’s a nice night for a black wedding.” It’s heavy and I feel like I can overlook the rip-off of Billy Idol.