Motionless in White – the ‘Reincarnate’ album
Motionless in White tackles themes of anger, self-destruction, and sacrifice in their 2014 release and 3rd studio album, Reincarnate.
A bold new addition to the Metalcore Genre, Reincarnate is host to an aggressive blend of pull-you-to-your-feet tracks packed with intensity and gothic lyrics. Switching between dark vocals reminiscent of Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie to guttural screams like Asking Alexandria or All that Remains, Motionless in White creates a sound that raises goosebumps and drags you kicking and screaming down a long, dark hallway.
The title track and single Reincarnate reaches out to listeners who are in the process of discovering themselves. Boasting a chorus of “Crawling from hell, fallen from grace//and now there’s nothing left to take” the lyrics suggest that the listener leave the “past to the grave//so we can reincarnate”, a message that promises new beginnings even in the most dismal of times.
Reincarnate is a horror movie boiled down to its purest form. The album’s gothic imagery is blended with sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll, especially in tracks like Dead as F*CK and Everybody Sells Cocaine. Some of the eeriness of the lyrics spills over into the band’s music videos, which include grave robbing, black-and-white-horror scenes, and unsettling stop motion.
In this Moment’s Maria Brink makes an appearance for the femme-fatale “Contemptress” and Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth provides his signature screams for Puppets (The Finale). There are no slow moments in Reincarnate, nor does the album need any.
Readers in North America should keep an eye open for Motionless in White‘s upcoming tour in 2015. Follow them on