Who wants to look like Marilyn Manson? Chris Cerulli, Motionless in White founder member and lead singer might be one of the right answers. “The Divine Infection” sounds just like a filthy Manson anthem picking up from where they left off with their 2003’s “The Golden Age of Grotesque”. “A-M-E-R-I-C-A” it’s fueled by the same fury, although some nowadays fancy Metalcore infusions are making room here and there like the worm eating up an apple from the inside. “Sinematic” it’s another quite Mansonish track; for a change, it’s a sick ballad. “Hatefuck” sounds like a murderous mixture of Manson and Killswitch Engage. The title traack, “Infamous” it’s another 100% Mansonish Industrial Rock sickness.
“Puppets 2 (The Rain)” – featuring Bjorn Speed Strid of Soilwork – sounds like a collision of Cradle of Filth with Bullet for My Valentine; a brutal mixture of Death and Extreme Metal with Metalcore, death-growling vocals and melodious choruses. They smartly incorporated blast beats and breakdowns in their Gothic perfumed atmosphere and Death Metal fueled massacres.
“Infamous” it’s like a constant race between good and evil. It’s like the beauty and the beast, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were not three, but one single person. And obviously, a headbanger!!
Formed in 2005, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, their debut full-length, “Creatures”, reached position 175 on the Billboard 200 Top 200 charts, and #6 on the Heatseekers char upon its release in 2010 and has sold nearly 50,000 copies.
In early 2012, they contributed to the Kerrang! Metallica The Black Album: Covered playing the song “My Friend Of Misery.”
Singer Chris “Motionless” Cerulli – lead vocals and drummer Angelo Parente are the only founder members left; keyboard player Joshua Balz join the band in 2007; lead guitarist Mike Costanza left in 2008 and was replaced by Ryan Sitkowski; Ricky “Horror” Olson join on bass replacing Frank Polumbo then switch to rhythm guitar in 2011 and for the bass guitarist job it’s hired Devin “Ghost” Sola.
Produced by Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) and Tim Sköld ( Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, Marilyn Manson) “Infamous” was released on November 13, 2012.
01. Black Damask (The Fog)
02. Devil’s Night
04. Burned At Both Ends
05. The Divine Infection
06. Puppets 2 (The Rain) (Ft. Bjorn Speed Strid of Soilwork)
08. If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It (Ft. Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through)
09. Synthetic Love