Date: April 15th, 2009
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Easily the heaviest band for the show tonight, In This Moment fronted by demonic vocalist Maria Brink bring their ‘shove-it-in-your-fucking-face’ metal, playing a selection of their heavier debut ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ and their slightly more melodic lastest effort ‘The Dream’ to a crowd that quite clearly most have arrived tonight for this band mainly. Making for the most intense and brutal of the evening, songs as easy for the ears as ‘Forever’ and ‘All For You’ are soon turned into pieces that are as blood-curdlingly heavy as ‘Prayers’, vocally especially with Maria‘s input, whilst dancing in her pink dress and shaking hands and thanking members of the crowd for turning up. Chris Howorth‘s guitar solos throughout just help in their intended transformation in trying â€“ and almost succeeding â€“ in making this night all about them.
With this being their first UK appearances, and a confirmed spot at this year’s Download Festival, it seems the only direction In This Moment are heading is upwards.
Written by Zach Redrup
Photo taken by Andy Squire 2009 Â© www.andysquire.net