Blood - In This Moment

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 75
    In This Moment are up to some weird, wild, wonderful stuff.
  2. Sep 4, 2012
    It lacks a little cohesion and substance beneath all of the surface clatter. [18 Aug 2012, p.53]
  3. 40
    It's bubbling with the trite sounds of heavy metal c. 2002.
  4. 40
    Blood is a disappointing step backward from a band that showed real greatness only two years ago. [Sep 2012, p.90]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    In This Moment dig into a dark, sedistic metal teased with electronic filler to bring forth one of their more interesting works to date. Several of the tracks feel purposeful and rarely boring or skip-worthy, such as the lead single "Blood" and the follow-up "Adrenalize". The halfway point's "Scarlet" is one of the defining moments of the album, providing brooding acoustic guitars that eventually spill into the full band bashing the group is known for. Overall the album is strong, though it's not the crowning achievement of the band's discography. I can see where In This Moment could build off of Blood and craft one of the better metal albums in recent history. The potential is definitely there. Full Review »
  2. Dec 16, 2012
    In This Moment took a different avenue. A less Metal sounding, the integration of Electronic elements, even the flow of her growl has change a bit...more like Riot Grrrl approach. If you are stick in pure Heavy Metal, don't touch this. If you like adventurous Metal, try this. I'm not saying the album is a 100% solid but there is some very solid tracks. Worth it for sure! Full Review »
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    My first album was 'The Dream' which was quite melodic and softer in tone in comparison to Blood but a wonderful album from it's beautiful artwork to it's lyrics. True to an album you feel a central theme carries throughout the journey Maria Brink and band take you on.

    I heard a few tracks of Star Crossed Wasteland after I enjoyed The Dream, which came as quite a shock initially due to the somewhat polar opposite, harder and heavier sound. I passed on that album (but am now rethinking). At this point in my mind I essentially crossed this band off, being just happy to find one good album which is not that easy these days (amazing how much average music gets published by the labels)

    I heard a few tracks of Blood online and I was captivated!! The music has great energy, is much heavier sound than The Dream and probably closer to the bands core style. There are some fantastic rifts, beats and melodies produced with some fun and rather adult, erotic themed and inspired lyrics. Again the artwork and attention to detail of this album is brilliant and does being an album buyer and not simply digital music owner true justice.

    I've lost count of how many albums in all I own now (must not be far off 100). Blood by In This Moment certainly is a Top 5 contender for me. Love it
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