Motionless In White is extremely well known now, and very well loved, but like every band, they had to start somewhere. I actually saw them just a few months after the release of their debut album, Creatures and honestly wasn't a fan at the time. As they have grown as a band, and my music taste has expanded, they have grown on me. So, it was kind of interesting to revisit this album, roughly six and a half years later.
Aside from "Abigail", and "Immaculate Misconception", I remembered nothing, so this felt basically brand new to me, even though it wasn't even close. Creatures was released on October 12, 2010, and didn't appear to reach any charts.
Unfortunately, I quickly came to a realization -I like what Motionless In White has grown to become, not who they used to be. I can remember way back when saying they gave me a headache and I saw the potential, but wasn't seeing the appeal of what they were. Sadly....that opinion still stands. They have become an awesome band, but this sounds entirely different than they do today. There's hints here and there of who they are now, and those parts I liked.
Like during, "London In Terror", there's a slightly electronic sounding break down where Chris Motionless sounded a bit like Marilyn Manson. Overall though, this album gives me a headache. I can't hate on it entirely though, because every band starts somewhere and it set them on a great path. Plus I like that there's a theme of darkness to it that feels like it could easily be the plotline for a really good vampire movie. So its got that going for it, but honestly....I am not impressed.
Others clearly really enjoyed Motionless In White's debut album, but I personally am just grateful for their growth. Their potential has definitely been met now, but it was barely shining through back then. In my eyes, anyways. Everyone's opinions differ on that subject.
If you would like to see what I have thought of their last two albums, Infamous and Reincarnate, please feel free to read the reviews I already have up on the website. They have a new one called Graveyard Shift set to come out sometime this year, and I'm excited to see what they have in store for everyone.
You also can keep up to date with MIW by checking out their official website. Over there you can see all of their tour dates, which includes the tour they are currently on Falling In Reverse, Issues , and Danger Kids. The tour goes now through February 12, and then after that they will be performing at many of the major festivals such as Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range! For further information, please visit the respective festival websites or MIW's website.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.