In This Moment
Beautiful Tragedy
Style: Modern Metal / Hard Rock
Release date: March 20th 2007

Gathering a solid fan-base through MySpace has done wonders for many up and coming bands, and In This Moment is one of the frontrunners of this new movement. More than 125,000 friends and more than a million plays at the end of 2006 speaks volume.

In This Moment has only been around since 2005, when vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth met and found a mutual standing ground, the duo quickly wrote 5 songs and called their project In This Moment. Later on Jeff Fabb (drums) joined the band and a demo was cut, but the band wasn't complete until Blake Bunzel (guitars) and Jesse Landry (bass) joined the fold.

The new songs quickly garnered them positive response on MySpace and Century Media Records quickly picked them up and signed them to a world wide deal, 'Beautiful Tragedy' is their debut album, produced by Eric Rachel (Atreyu, God Forbid).

Musically they represent the new movement of American Metal / Hard Rock and their style should be appealing to fans of such diverse artists as AFI, My Chemical Romance and Atreyu. Well produced and well played metal with a at times very angry vocalist in Maria Brink. This is certainly not my 'normal' kind of metal, but must admit that this mixture of styles do have it moments.

The two faces of Maria, on one hand the clean and beautiful voice and on the other hand the aggressive and angry screaming voice does give this band an edge over most of the other new American modern metal bands. This might never go down as a genre classic, but does breathe some refreshing wind into an otherwise quite uninteresting genre.

A good start, noting more, nothing less.

Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 28th 2007