Reincarnate rises to the top

Tattoos, outrageous music videos and makeup are a few things most metal bands are known for. Motionless In White has taken everyone’s expectations of them and smashed them to pieces. True, they do possess those qualities, but they’ve proven to be more than image. MIW has been busy this year touring on Vans Warped Tour, and now with A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon.

Bass player, Ghost was nominated for best bassist at the first Alternative Press Music Awards, which the band attended in July. Despite their busy schedule, the band members managed to create an incredible album, titled Reincarnate. Two singles from the album, Reincarnateand Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale [Feat. Dani Filth),were released prior to the album release date. A scavenger hunt took place around the world the week before the album’s release.

Small, wooden coffins were placed in major cities around the world with one track in each. When found, tracks were streamed on a website that was set up during the hunt.The album was available in stores and on ITunesin September, along with a music video for the single, Reincarnate.Many of us “creatures” bought the album with no hesitation. The morning after Reincarnate’s release, the album was ranked number 1 on ITunes’ metal chart, number 2 in rock and number 10 overall. MIW went on to reach number one on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.

I have listened to the album about 15 times, and I am convinced that I will never get tired or annoyed with it. I’ve been a fan of MIW ever since I heard the single Creatures and watched the brilliant music video that went along with it. I’ve seen them in concert twice and they’re true performers. They don’t disappoint, and neither did this album.

My favorite songs on the album are Death March, Unstoppable, and Everybody Sells Cocaine. The songs are so good that the hair on my arms stood up when I listened to them for the first time. The musicians and vocalists know how to make great music. The respect I have for each one of the members is unreal. All members are artists on their own, and when combined create something astounding and powerful.

They push buttons, but all great artists do. The album has 14 tracks, including a bonus track which is an acoustic version of the song Sinematic from the album Infamous.I can relate to every song on the album, and even cried once or twice.MIW’s lyrics are powerful andits music correlates perfectly.

“Eleven tracks is not enough to tell you how I’ve died inside” are lyrics from the song Creatures, and I’m thrilled that MIW provided the world with two albums and 28 more tracks to become obsessed with.

     Reincarnate has three featured artists, Dani Filth from the band Cradle of Filth, Maria Brink from In This Moment, and Tim Skold who has played guitar for other bands and artists, including Marilyn Manson. MIW has set the standards high for future and current metal bands.

The amount of intelligence and hard work that goes into every song is enough for me to add MIWto the top three of my list of favorite bands. The members of MIW understand that when there is no one to listen to or understand one’s thoughts; music is always there. Theyprovide music that comforts their listeners and helps them cope with the world when it feels like the world has turned its back on them. MIWhas made so much progress the last few years and I hope to see them become more successful.

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