In This Moment has played at Ozzfest and shared the stage with true metal acts such as Megadeth and Rob Zombie. They are signed to Century Media Records, which specializes in metal and extreme genres. So, has In This Moment proved itself as a bona fide metal band? On to the debate.
In This Moment’s first album features clean vocals mixed with screaming by Brink. For the most part, the backing is rather heavy. There seems to be more emphasis on the vocals than the instruments. Check out the video below of the album’s titular track.
In This Moment seems to be influenced by 1990s metal acts like White Zombie and Pantera (they covered the latter’s “I’m Broken”) as well as metalcore such as Killswitch Engage and Earth Crisis. It is not what some old timers would consider heavy metal, but that doesn’t necessarily disqualify it.
Their sophomore album is more melodic than their debut, but still features a metallic sound. The first song on their 2010 album might be the heaviest track they’ve done, plus it has some Ted Nugent-esque guitar thrown in for good measure. It’s worth checking out. Watch it below.