In This Moment

by Chris Fox
November 2008

In This Moment

In This Moment

After the recent release of their new album, “The Dream” on September 30, IN THIS MOMENT find themselves on tour. Somewhat familiar with Wisconsin, after hitting the stage hard for Band Camp ’07, they have returned, opening for Five Finger Death Punch.

The band has gone through a lot of sound adjustments in their four years together and have developed what Chris Howorth (guitarist) defines as “melodic rock and roll with a little bit of heavy metal.”  The new album concentrates more on song development rather than the almighty riff.  Maria Brink’s (vocalist) screams are less apparent than their previous release, but the band still manages to stay heavy with melody.  Howorth and Jesse Landry (bassist) account their changing sound to the diverse musical choices of the group. Howorth is the appointed “metal guy,” but they account everything from Kiss and Pantera to Ratt and Def Leppard as influences.

Each band member seems to have their own preferences as to which of their songs was the favorite, but their live favorite was a resounding, “Daddy’s Fallen Angel.” Landry explained that it was one of their heaviest songs in the set list and really seemed to click with the more rambunctious crowds. The live show seemed to be their favorite part of the whole lifestyle, and even though budgets are tight these guys plan to continue doing what they love.

The personality of the band is just like their influences: diverse. Howorth and Landry are two of the most down-to-earth musicians I have met. Brinks has an amazing stage presence that differs from that of her fellow female leads. The growing fan base certainly appreciates their approach to the stage, but their offstage class is exactly what a fan wants to see in their bands. The band take pride in going the extra mile for their fans, and it is showing in the size of their increasing audiences.  As the tour for the new album starts, IN THIS MOMENT plans to continue touring all through 2009, and they hope to make it back to Wisconsin next summer.

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