A week ago tonight, someone played soundbites from a band called In This Moment for me. I remember liking the grooves but they didn't necessarily haunt me. Then, I turned on the radio on my way back to the office today and heard one of their songs, called Whore, from start to finish. This song rocks. It's angry. It's provocative. The vocals are a mish-mash between the oozing sexuality of Jennifer Charles (Loveage) and the fist-in-your-teeth screaming of Lacey (Soulfly). The gang-vocals are powerful without being too 80's.
It's been a while since I've heard any new Metal that I wanted to hear a second time. Generally speaking, I've grown away from Metal. I'm just not that angry anymore. But songs like this one fire up my engines. It makes me want to put on my boots and smash someone in the face. It may sound odd, but I kinda miss that feeling with music. I want to FEEL something from music. I want to play it loud. Really loud.
Just Googled the band for details. There are 50 studio photos for every live/stage shot but the singer is as good-looking as I had hoped given the lyrical content. Despite photos that suggest the band works really hard on image, their sound seems legitimate. Still, I like a good 'show' with my rock-n-roll so I don't mind the eye candy. A band has got to *Wow me* visually or I'll just stay home and play the CD. If they borrowed Marilyn Manson's penchant for great theater (and not just his sense of fashion) I'd really like to see them live.
From a parental perspective, I wouldn't be thrilled about my daughter following this band. But there are times when I allow my taste in music to be about me. Just me. This is one such occasion.
Anyway... give 'em a listen some time. They need PRS Guitars.