Release Date: May 5, 2017
Record label: Roadrunner Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Goth Metal, Metalcore
ROCKS LIKE: Korn, Escape The Fate, Atreyu WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Throughout their musical career, MIW have wrestled with how to create their own identity while still paying homage to their major influences. At times the struggle may have gotten the best of them, but that's not so with Graveyard Shift. This record neatly marries the attitude and energy first heard on Creatures with the industrial beats and vocals they love, making this record the truest representation of the band to date.
The skeleton crew return with their fourth album. True horror is an elusive thing. You can spew as much blood, guts and gristle as you like onto a page or screen, but when it comes to carving out a lasting impression – to really shaking people – it takes something deeper, something closer to home. Pennsylvania's own princes of darkness Motionless In White have been walking a tightrope between those two approaches for more than a decade now, and though there's still an uneasy, Jekyll And Hyde quality to this fourth album, Chris Motionless' skeleton crew are more adept than ever at sending chills down our spines.
On their fourth set of nocturnal gothcore, Motionless in White continue the evolution away from generic metalcore they began on 2012's Infamous. Grasping the late-'90s sounds of kindred ghouls like Orgy, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie by the throats, Graveyard Shift matures the Chris Motionless-led outfit, smoothing some edges with improved production and tighter songwriting. For fans of the aforementioned groups -- Orgy especially -- the comparisons are unavoidable.