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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Koch Records
  • ASIN: B002IRDDVQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,873 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2009 release, their fifth and heaviest release to date. Recorded by the band themselves in early 2009, In The Black shows the band taking their patented sounds in an even harder direction that will certainly please the band's purest fans. Add to that, that Kittie are the world's only all female Metal act and you have guaranteed recipe for metallic success.

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"We wanted this to be a behemoth of an album, a real beast," says Kittie front woman Morgan Lander of In The Black, the fifth studio album of her band's decade-long career as metal's reigning femme fatales. The band delivered true on their promise, creating a 12-track behemoth of unapologetic metal splendor, forging bone-crushing music and penetrating vocals into a snarling beast of blunt force trauma. And better yet, they did it without any drama. Tara McLeod, Kittie's acclaimed guitarist returns with a prodigious second studio effort. "Tara comes from a different school of music, she's more influenced by blues and jazz, and as we evolve as a band we definitely play off of each other," Morgan says of her fellow guitarist. "They complement each other really well," adds Mercedes, the band's drummer, "and it was really nice to have someone be able to come to practice with a solo for a song or a cool riff. It was nice to have a third party offering suggestions." Also familiar to fans is bassist Ivy Vujic, who has been in the band for two years, making this the most dynamic and engaging lineup in Kittie's history. And their chemistry shows!"It's the most focused piece of music we've ever put out, and it was the most focused process," says Mercedes of the new release. "We just did whatever we wanted to do and wrote whatever we wanted to write." Adds Morgan, "We set out to make this album the complete antithesis of what our last album was, and to do things as differently as possible in terms of writing, recording and song structure. We felt very boxed-in production-wise on the last album, and we were determined to make an album where we could feel free, liberated, and left to our own devices." "I wanted to try and do something different vocally, not the same screaming and singing," says Morgan. "I challenged myself to find a new voice for this album, and there are a couple of songs where I really think I have it. I wanted to dig deeper to make the sound more raw and real, more in your face. In the case of `Die My Darling,' it was sassy and it needed that nasty spin on things." Mission accomplished."I feel like a lot of bands don't take the cues from their elders, and they're just ripping each other off," says Mercedes of today's metal scene. "We grew up in a house with late-`70s classic rock and early metal, and as we get older our influences are starting to come into our songwriting more. We just don't want to sound like anybody else that's out right now." "The classic metal feel is something that we've grown into," continues Morgan. "As we get older and become better musicians, it's necessary to go back in time and appreciate an older style and the fledgling form of the music you're playing. The `70s and `80s were a magical time in metal and those guys were amazing players. We totally respect it, so why not pay homage if you can pull it off?" Pull it off they do, "Kingdom Come" kicking the album off in an instrumental fashion that would do Metallica proud and "My Plague" following in true "For Whom The Bell Tolls" fashion, "Ready Aim Riot" packing a guitar swoon similar in style to seminal to the thrash of early Anthrax, and classic rock even getting a nod on "Whisky Love Song," which might emblaze an educated listeners with a vision of Thin Lizzy on speed and steroids. The album is equal parts Kittie's past and equal parts Kittie's future. "For us to move forward," explains Morgan, "we've done a lot of looking back with music, and we wear our influences on our sleeves - Metallica, Death, Carcass, and even classic bands like Thin Lizzy, who Mercedes listens to a lot.

"This album speaks for itself - our musicianship is better, we're more self-assured and comfortable, and we just did what we do with no boundaries and no limitations. We appreciate that people know us from our first album and we respect our history, but we want people to respect and understand what we're doing now and appreciate Kittie for the evolutionary step that we've taken. What we do is both intriguing and frightening at the same time - I think that's why we've been able to keep at it for as long as we have, and why we'll continue to do it for a very long time."

Customer Reviews

This a a great album and shows a lot of growth.
Stan the RV Man
If you liked any of Kittie's past albums, you have to own this one.
Shelley D. Bowen
Morgan uses her normal voice great in this song on the chorses.
eddie baggett

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By eddie baggett on September 24, 2009
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Heres a song by song review of this pretty darn good album. But over all Morgan uses her normal voice and her growling voice much like Funerial For Yesterday. But she growls abit more on this. The mix of the album sounds great, no over production or computer effects. And it sounds like the band could be playing live in front of you. If you can imagine Oracle and Funerial together as one album then you get a good idea of how this sounds. Hard n Heavy of Oracle with the more mass appeal of Funerial. There is not one bad song on this album and can easliy be played track 1-12. For my Money this line up is very tight sounding nd I hope it stays together. Also some DAMN SEXY WOMEN.
1.Is a instrumential intro for the album. Duel guitars with a few bass lines played in.
2.So far the best known song from this album. Many live exsamples of this song is on youtube in which they play track 1 into it just like on this album. Mixture of Morgan's normal voice and her growling.
3.Driven paced, heavy hitting song. A headbanger which is kinda neat to play on your car sterio loud and drive fast. Kinda Breathe meets Look So Pretty. Check youtube for music video.
4.The same song Metallica covered on Garage INC. With Mercades
on some backing vocals.
5.Also has live exsamples on youtube. A more mild song with great drumming by Mercades. Morgon sings very good with her normal voice. Maybe her best exsample of it. Only thing missing is a guitar solo which I think would have fit in great.
6.Fast paced headbanger with the sisters doing some great duel growling on the verses. Morgan uses her normal voice great in this song on the chorses. Awesome guitar solo by Tara. Also a good car jaming song. Check youtube for this one too
7.No, not a cover of the Elvis song.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bridget on September 23, 2009
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Heavier album than previous outputs. Lyrics are a bit cliched, but they aren't really known as accomplished lyricists. "Cut Throat" is definitely the highlight of the album.Progressing quite nicely over the years. Good Job, Kittie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johny Bottom on February 9, 2010
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I have been with Kittie since the beginning when I picked up a copy of Spit in the late 90's. I have all their CDs and I have to admit that this new one "In The Black" is my new favorite. This is the hardest and most brutal Kittie album yet.

Morgan is back with the demonic howls and screams that we love her for. She still sings, but the screaming is powerful and in your face like a fist. This was very much missed on Funeral for Yesterday.

My favorite tunes on the album are Cut Throat, Forgive and Forget, and Die Die my Darling. At first when I saw the title I thought they had covered a Misfits song, but it is an original and it kicks butt.

Don't second guess yourself, buy this CD and I guarantee it will be in your car stereo for at least a week non stop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J.K. on September 23, 2009
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Confused ? don't be. Spit was great, but when I listen to it now vs. In the Black.. I am awestruck at how far these ladies have come . Rarely do i listen to an album as much a i have these last few days, like every day.This one's not perfect, I think they should do less growling and more melodic -clean voice. I think Morgan can go toe to toe with Otep.I'm not going to write a thesis here..all in all buy this album, don't think twice...you won't regret it !
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Wonderham on September 15, 2009
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I've been a fan of Kittie for the longest time now. I like every album by Kittie, but my favorite album by Kittie is between Oracle, and Until The End. I think Kittie's music is their own unique style. Kittie is back with In The Black exactly where they should be. If you're a fan of Kittie you should get this album. Kittie shreds every time they put out an album. In The Black is one of my favorite albums of 2009.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Antonius II on November 13, 2009
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I have to admit that after Funeral for Yesterday I thought Kittie was headed in the wrong direction. This album, although not exactly returning them to their prime, is an excellent album. Morgan's gutteral skills aren't quite where they were on Oracle, but their song writing and Morgan's clean voice make up for it. Not to mention, the recording quality of this album is as good as their best albums, and thankfully, they used a different crew than the one responsible for Funeral.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geexer on January 27, 2010
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This is a band who never lets me down and 'In the Black' is no exception. Heavy vocals to soft serenading siren waves washing over the black sand of guitar crunch. It's an album I had been meaning to acquire sooner, and Christmas was finally a good excuse to pick it up. If you haven't heard them yet I would suggest start with their old stuff to fully appreciate the group and their constant improvement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John P. Gunn on December 8, 2009
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I am not a big fan of Kittie's earlier works. This is better, harder more mature effort than "Funeral for Yesterday". The songs aren't as catchy as the previous works but they do show that these ladies have become adults and are writing songs with more wisdom. Some may not like it but I do.
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