Creatures (Motionless in White album)

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Creatures
Studio album by Motionless in White
Released October 12, 2010
Recorded May 2010 at Wade Studios in Ocala, Florida
Genre Gothic metal, metalcore
Length 46:10
Label Fearless
Producer Andrew Wade
Motionless in White chronology
When Love Met Destruction
(2008)
Creatures
(2010)
Infamous
(2012)
Singles from Creatures
  1. "Abigail"
    Released: December 21, 2010
  2. "Creatures"
    Released: July 7, 2011
  3. "Immaculate Misconception"
    Released: November 11, 2011
  4. "Puppets (The First Snow)"
    Released: February 15, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Marshalltown Chronicle 4/5 stars[2]

Creatures is the debut album by American metalcore band Motionless in White, released on October 12, 2010 through Fearless Records. The album spawned four singles: "Abigail", "Immaculate Misconception", the title track "Creatures" and "Puppets (The First Snow)", all four of which have accompanying music videos. The album is named in-reference to Motionless in White fans, who are known and referred to as "creatures."

Background[edit]

Concept and songs[edit]

Creatures is an album dedicated to Motionless in White's fans. The band even went as far as letting their fans send in lyrics, which were compiled on the title track; all the lines found in the song (excluding the chorus) are lyrics submitted by fans.[3] The songs "We Only Come Out at Night" and "City Lights" are re-recorded and altered versions of songs from the album version of When Love Met Destruction.[3] The song "Puppets" contains several references to Morrissey songs, including the lyric "I am human and I need to be loved just like everyone else" from the song "How Soon Is Now?" by the Smiths. Another reference "As I live and breathe, you have killed me" from the Morrissey song "You Have Killed Me." The song "We Only Come Out At Night" samples a line from the 1931 Universal Monsters movie, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi.

Release and charting[edit]

Creatures was recorded during May 2010 with producer Andrew Wade at his recording studio, Wade Studios.[4] Upon the record's release, it debuted at #6 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart,[5] and reached #175 on the Billboard 200.[6]

A re-release for the album was confirmed during January 2012. It was announced to feature their cover of the song "Dragula" by Rob Zombie along with two remixed songs, and was released on April 2, 2012.[7]

Music videos[edit]

A total of four songs from the album have had music videos. On December 21, 2010, a music video was released for the track "Abigail". The music video for the track "Creatures" was released on July 7, 2011, and the video for "Immaculate Misconception" surfaced on November 11, 2011, which also features Dee Snider, who makes a cameo appearance while his son, Cody directed the video.[8]

It was announced on the 2011 All Stars Tour that the song "Puppets (The First Snow)" would also be released as a single, however the music video would not be released until February 15, 2012. The video consists of the band performing at several concerts and festivals. The outdoor clips shown in the video were recorded at a live performance during the All Stars Tour's stop in Las Vegas on August 21, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Immaculate Misconception"   Chris Cerulli, Joshua Balz, Angelo Parente 3:54
2. "We Only Come Out at Night" (re-recorded version, originally recorded for When Love Met Destruction) Cerulli, Parente 3:23
3. "London in Terror"   Cerulli, Parente, Ricky Horror 3:41
4. "Abigail" (featuring Nick Brooks) Cerulli, Parente, Olson, Balz 2:52
5. "Creatures"   Cerulli, Parente, Balz 3:47
6. "Cobwebs" (featuring Andre Bravo of In Alcatraz 1962) Cerulli 3:29
7. ".Com Pt. II" (part 2 of the song "Schitzophrenicannibalisticsexfest.com" from The Whorror) Cerulli 3:49
8. "Count Choculitis"   Cerulli 4:03
9. "City Lights" (re-recorded version of the song "Bananamontana" from When Love Met Destruction) Cerulli 3:08
10. "Puppets (The First Snow)"   Cerulli, Olson, Jason Suecof 4:20
11. "Undead Ahead"   Cerulli 3:59
12. "Scissorhands (The Last Snow)"   Cerulli 5:33
Total length:
44:21

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