The Pride (album)

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The Pride
InMe - The Pride CD cover.jpg
Studio album by InMe
Released 19 February 2012
Recorded June–October 2011
Genre Alternative rock, alternative metal, progressive rock
Label Graphite Records / Northern Music
Producer Mike Curtis
InMe chronology
Phoenix: The Best of InMe
(2010)
The Pride
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Media Essentials 5/5 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk.net 3/5 stars[2]

The Pride is the fifth studio album from the band InMe. It is the first full-length album of new material to feature lead guitarist Gazz Marlow. It was released via PledgeMusic on 19 February 2012. The album was awarded KKKK by Kerrang! and 8/10 by Rock Sound magazine, and described on Twitter as "magnificent" by XFMs Rich Walters.

Development of the album[edit]

The development of the album started as early as 2009. Dave McPherson wrote a whole album's worth of material more in the vein of Herald Moth's technical metal style but scrapped all but two songs, which feature on the band's best of compilation.

The second wave of writing started in 2010 and continues through until mid-2011, with the track list gradually being built up. Songs such as "A Great Man" were finished earlier, whereas other tunes such as "Moonlit Seabed" were completed just prior to the final recording session in October 2011.

Style[edit]

Having drawn a line under the technical metal trappings of 2009's Herald Moth, The Pride is said to take on a much more song based approach. Whilst there are still technical aspects, there is a greater focus on the songs rather than the progressive aspects of the band's music. The album is said to resemble both White Butterfly and Daydream Anonymous in terms of style and sound. Lyrically and Vocally, the album is more positive than Daydream Anonymous and Herald Moth, with soaring melodies conveying poetic lyrics.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs/lyrics written by Dave McPherson. All music by InMe.

  1. Reverie Shores
  2. Moonlit Seabed
  3. A Great Man
  4. Silver Womb
  5. Pantheon
  6. Escape to Mysteriopa
  7. Guardian
  8. Beautiful Sky Gardens
  9. Halcyon Genesis
  10. Legacy
  11. You Had My Heart [iTunes Bonus Track Version]

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

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