Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice

Posted by James in Featured Articles, Music Reviews on 12 10th, 2009

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on HIMs Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice. It drops February 9th, 2010.

Though the first single ["Heartkiller"] from HIMs upcoming 7th studio album, Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice was just released to the masses less than 72 hours ago, the UTG offices have been jamming to the groups most inpsired effort in years for over a week now!

For those of you already familiar with the band, youll be happy to learn that HIM is still HIM only now they have more energy and seemingly more enthusiasm about their material than weve seen in awhile. Tracks like the haunting Disarm Me or the heavy, heavy Like St. Valentine pulsate with heartache and musicianship like no other band today is capable of achieving. In fact, much of the album booms with this nearly unfathomable scale of song structure and composition that is destined to set the bar for all other 2010 rock releases to follow. Theres not only your normative dark, ambient tones over fuzzed/distorted guitars, but theres also elaborate orchestral sections, blazing solos, and so much more that I dont want to give away just yet as we still have to post a review of the entire album.

For those who only know the group through Bam Margera or perhaps have never actually listened to the band, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon. Once this album impacts, I think everyone will be vying for a piece of these young Finnish rock legends.

For now though, just know this: Screamworks is a heavy, romantic, dark, evil, beautiful, and breathtaking work of art that you definitely wont want to miss.

-James Shotwell

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