Album review: InMe – ‘Herald Moth’ (Graphite)

Oh, emo. Where did it all go so wrong?

For [a]InMe/a] to have even made it to their fourth album is quite the feat: shame it largely huffs dong, eh? It’s not the fat math-infused riffing that drags b]‘Herald Moth’ down, because the opening blast of ‘You Won’t Hear From Me Again’ and ‘Belief Revival’ are punchy enough to give a glint of hope that the Essex emo-rockers’ return isn’t entirely worthless. But from there on in, the likes of the unfeasibly annoying ‘Captain Killjoy’, ‘All Terrain Vehicle’ with its single, lame metaphor and the bollock-tighteningly bad ‘The Art Of Moderation’ spoil the ride like being punched in the face halfway through a night out. Kudos for at least trying to push the envelope,
but the sense of bitterness that pervades ‘Herald Moth’ just smacks of hubris, and laughably so.

Ben Patashnik

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