Sacrifice and Skyburner feed from a threatening industrial pulse, delivering cathartic hooks. Sanctify Me, even better, sees urgent synths battle a deep-diving Howorth riff. Maria’s vocal is a vicious, throat-clawing thing that then swoops in entirely different but no less aerobatic direction. This, the title-track and many others here can stand proudly beside the similarly shape-shifting thrill of everyone from Bring Me The Horizon to Lake Malice.
From electronic throb and dark pop menace, Godmode persistently creates new textures that nevertheless resolve in ways that will get heads nodding and hands raised at the band’s uniquely theatrical live shows. Fate Bringer’s killer hook seems to have come from the darker reaches of space, but it’s just another strange delicacy from the apparently bottomless pit of inspiration that makes In The Moment’s music so perennially thrilling. It also confirms, yet again, that the band’s reclusive, bohemian leader is both creative whirlwind and one of rock’s most powerful women.
For fans of: Nine Inch Nails, Poppy, Within Temptation
Godmode is out October 27 via BMG