Release DetailsLABEL Uprising Records
RELEASED ON 7/26/2005
Finding a Voice in the Dark
posted on 8/2005 By:
They did it. This Moment did it. Three reviews since I've been back and I already want to stop writing or even trying to find decent music. Congratulations, boys. You fucked up, released an album, and broke music all together for me.
With their chunky riffing, artificial harmonics, and occasional clean-singing, This Moment reminded me instantly of a more nu-metal Machinehead crossed with...well, Slipknot. During the first song, I had already heard ripped-off Pantera lyrics, "I've been wrong for far too long," and also the line of "you can't judge me," managed to slip its way in there. It wasn't until "Reaction to Rejection" comes in that I start to get a hint of what's happening. Starting off almost poppy and emo before going back to playing a style of music that I imagine comes with dreadlocks and a pair of jncos, these songwriting geniuses return to the melody that appears early in the song. Sad enough, it's not enough to provide a link to the two drastically different styles. When "Chasing Grey" hits, I instantly realized what's happened. This seems to be a nu-metal band cashing in on melodic punk leanings. It's written and spelled out purely in the guitar work, but the beats and everything else are so chuggy and adorned with a chain wallet. From here on out, it's lame poppy singing and aggro-choruses. Neither side of the equation is too pretty.
The worst part about it is I know that this band has probably sold 500 CDs or so in their hometown. But holy fuck, people will buy anything it seems. It's all so immature, angsty, boring, and poorly-written. Be warned: this band is absolutely wretched. Fuck this crap. Please break up, promptly. Go Google other reviews of This Moment if you want to sit and gripe about me giving something a negative review. I could've sworn Uprising knew better than to sign garbage like this.
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