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Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift

by Motionless in White Motionless in White
Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift

by Motionless in White Motionless in White


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On their fourth set of nocturnal gothcore, Motionless in White continue the evolution away from generic metalcore they began on 2012's Infamous. Grasping the late-'90s sounds of kindred ghouls like Orgy, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie by the throats, Graveyard Shift matures the Chris Motionless-led outfit, smoothing some edges with improved production and tighter songwriting. For fans of the aforementioned groups -- Orgy especially -- the comparisons are unavoidable. Motionless affects a full-on Jay Gordon creep-croon -- itself an homage to Manson -- that is most noticeable on tracks like "Untouchable," "Loud (Fuck It)," and the pornographic doom of "Rats," a creepy delight that includes the threatening line "Shut your mouth before I fuck it" (one of the many shock-for-the-sake-of-it lyrics found on Graveyard Shift). Later, Motionless further pushes the boundaries of lyrical taste on the blistering "Soft," an aggressive blast that terrorizes with a violent promise to "fuck your face with a switchblade." Other highlights include the sequel to Reincarnate's "Dead as Fuck" titled "Not My Type: Dead as Fuck 2." Another fellatio romp with a living dead girl, the playfully spooky track amps up the mayhem with B-movie schlock that sounds like the Nightmare Before Christmas stitched together with early Zombie or Portrait-era Manson. Jonathan Davis appears on the huge anthem "Necessary Evil," which stomps as hard as Korn. Fans who were concerned about the band getting too mellow with the alt-metal changes can rest easy and head straight for "Queen for Queen," "The Ladder," "Voices," and "570," which bring the breakdowns and emetic screaming of classic Motionless. For all the scare tactics and violence, the album closes on "Eternally Yours" -- as romantic and touching as the band may ever get -- wherein Motionless croons "I'm more than willing to rot in hell with you." Graveyard Shift is a highly enjoyable and entertaining continuation for a band that knowingly winks along with the madness they concoct. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2017
Label: Roadrunner Records
UPC: 0016861747022
catalogNumber: 174702
Rank: 4962


  1. Rats
  2. Queen for Queen
  3. Necessary Evil
  4. Soft
  5. Untouchable
  6. Not My Type, Dead as Fuck 2
  7. The Ladder
  8. Voices
  9. LOUD (Fuck It)
  10. 570
  11. Hourglass
  12. Eternally Yours

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motionless in White   Primary Artist
Jonathan Davis   Vocals
Drew Fulk   Vocals
Tom Hane   Drums
Stevie Aiello   Vocals
Kylie Zook   Vocals
Gaiapatra   Vocals

Technical Credits

Wally Gold   Composer
Sean Mosher-Smith   Layout
Jonathan Weiner   Band Photo
Crystal Johnson   Cover Design
Johnny Andrews   Composer
Seymour Gottlieb   Composer
Richard Olsen   Composer
Mick Kenney   Composer,Programming
Drew Fulk   Composer
John Gluck   Composer
Jeff Dunne   Engineer
Tom Hane   Composer,Programming
Samon Rajabnik   Drum Engineering
WZRD BLD   Producer,Engineer
Kile Odell   Programming
Josh Strock   Composer,Engineer
John Loustou   Drum Engineering
Stevie Aiello   Composer
Joshua Landry   Composer
Chris Motionless   Composer,Producer
Kim Schon   Management
Molly Salley-Ryan   Composer

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