Review: Motionless in White – Creatures

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Following up to their second EP When Love Met Destruction, the Pennsylvanian sextet at long last release their highly anticipated debut full-length album.

Although not reinventing the wheel and being an easy target, pigeonholed within their genre, Motionless in White have successfully fought back, presenting an album with originality and impressive musical development. Providing intense riffs, and passion filled screams, they don’ t fail on implementing catchy hooks and choruses throughout the album.

Their originality is displayed in tracks like the bridge in “London in Terror”, with unexpected Marilyn Manson style vocals. Lyrically, they outplay other bands with non-generic passages and original lines, like in “Puppets (The First Snow)” for instance, where the chorus references The Smiths and Morrissey in a clever way:

I’ve never had the words to say, but I can quote them all / I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does / So Morrissey please send me to sleep / As I live and breathe, you have killed me, you have killed me

Creatures is packed with unpretentious songs, integrity and catchy hooks without the usual predictability that generally comes along with it. Motionless in White’ s personal approach to songwriting ultimately makes them stick out. Lyrics like “ Two EPs and a full length later and I still I can’ t let go of you” or “11 tracks is not enough to tell you how I’ ve died inside” underline this element of their music.

Despite the whole vampire/horror image-theme not doing much, the musical capacity speaks for itself. Motionless in White have found their place in an extremely competitive genre. Creatures is a quality album, especially in contrast to other releases that fail to accomplish what Motionless in White have. (Fearless)

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1 Comment

  1. hardcorelarry

    October 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    This album is fucking amazing.

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