A few months ago my older brother was in the mist of battle in Overwatch and listening to music via Pandora on his Xbox One. After his amazing game, he walked down the steps and was so excited to let me know what he was listening to. So excited, that he was chatty like a little school girl.
In This Moment, a metal band that formed in California, 2005. The lead singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth were introduced by a mutual friend. The pair found their drummer and quickly started to get to work on their music.
Their debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, released in March 2007. Their substantially heavy sound has allowed the singles to shine, with clean vocals, landed them overall a exceptionally great set of reviews for the album.
The Dream, the second album, released September 2008 and landed at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of more than 8,000 copies. In the album, there was less screaming for more melodies with the vocals of Brink. sound took a more ’80s inspired hard rock approach mixed with melodic metal, an accepted challenge that Brink took on with ease to have an ever changing & explosive dynamic.
The third album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, released July 9th, 2010, That was described as the most anticipated album of the year by Alternative Press. Maria Brink, in an interview described the album is about her experiences with a relationship. It was an underlying theme for this whole entire album. It talked about of this post-apocalyptic wasteland world and ‘star-crossed lovers’ and where two people are meant to fail within the relationship. After a strong tour, and their fourth album titled Blood, released August 2012 and debuted at number 15. The Blood album to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling around 20,000 copies in its first week of its release. Their fifth album titled Black Widow released in November 2014 and debuted at number 8, their highest position in the charts to date, with in the first-week sales of 36,000 copies, marking the band’s highest chart entry.
Ritual is the sixth studio album was released on July 21, 2017. The album upon its release was received very well, and it held a lot of consistency within the rock world. It sold an estimated 22,000 copies, which is their third highest debut on the charts to date.