Sound — 9
Motionless In White are one of the best modern hardcore bands out today. This record shows this from beginning til end. It's incredible how most of it comes from just the minds of frontman Chris, who writes all the guitars and lyrics, and drummer Angelo. I'm not sure who writes the keyboard parts, if Balz doesn't. Creatures has a different sound from When Love Met Destruction, but they stay loyal to the hardcore and "emo" stylings they established in WLMD. There are many parts that they did take from their unreleased full length which was also called "When Love Met Destruction". A few examples are the singing part in the middle of the song "Creatures" (which was in the title track/intro of WLMD), "We Only Come Out At Night" was on that full length, as was City Lights(also known as "Bananamontana"). They also brought .Com from their first EP called The Whorror. They did an excellent job with every aspect of this release. The singing is excellent, as is the screaming. Chris and TJ both got a lot better and it really shows. It is a horror themed album, and they definitely did a great job keeping that going throughout the entire album.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are definitely a lot more structured and educated than the lyrics on WLMD. Chris did a great job portraying classic horror stories in some of the songs. Jack the Ripper in "London in Terror", The Crucible, which isn't a "horror story" but I mean whatever, in "Abigail", Sleepy Hollow in "Undead Ahead", and Edward Scissorhands in Scissorhands(The Last Snow). What also is really impressive is how the song "Creatures" is entirely fan written. I don't know what the deal is with the singing part from the WLMD intro, but I assume it was fan written back in the day, since the CD booklet says that song is ENTIRELY fan written.
Overall Impression — 10
The album as a whole is very impressive. They did a great job with it, and it was worth the couple years of me waiting for new songs. I love this album. It shows how hard they work, and how much they love their fans. Motionless In White isn't your ordinary band, and this album shows it.