In November 2014, In This Moment released their fifth studio album Black Widow and it definitely is a hit. Though some of the titles are slightly questionable. Tracks like, "Sex Metal Barbie", and "Bloody Creature Poster Girl" just make you curious. Perhaps that's a great thing though.
The over all theme for this album is finding the light in the darkness, which is something powerful all on its own. Singer Maria bring has been quoted saying, "Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness. She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That's the album."
The album is definitely one that will speak to those who have felt alone, and may jut empower some to live for themselves. That being said, one of the tracks that stood out the most to us perhaps didn't fit the mold the rest of the album. This track was "Sexual Hallucination", which is a duet with Brent Smith of Shinedown. Their voices just mesh together in an incredible way, and the song is actually kind of what you would expect from the title. Its something you must hear, even if you're not into sexual songs because the chemistry between Maria and Brent's voices is something you cannot pass over.
At first listen, we honestly didn't care for the album. For many, it is an album that you have to give more than one chance before you actually enjoy it. After revisiting it, we see the beauty of the album. In This Moment stands out in a way you can only really understand by listening to them for yourself.
Other stand out tracks on this album include, "Out Of Hell", "Sex Metal Barbie", and "Big Bad Wolf." Let us know what you think of the album!
Also keep in mind that you can catch In This Moment on tour right now with Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach, as well as at the Rock Allegiance festival on October 10. For a full list of tour dates, please visit their official website.
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