Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HIM Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–13

So this might seem like a weird follow up artist after Coheed, but this band has honestly been my top favorite for years. The band is H.I.M.  and the CD is Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–13.
Now right off the bat I don't know what to expect, since their last two albums were so different. Dark Light achieved Gold status in the US and was considered "emo" by a lot of people and Venus Doom  was significantly different, a lot a lot more heavier, and wasn't such a great commercial success.
So right off the bat I'm shocked, the first track "In Venere Veritas "  starts off with Ville singing in a upbeat style "lets fall apart together now". 
I'll be the first to admit this is one of their poppiest things I've every heard of them. But I think people disregard albums like this too quickly. It's different and it might be that I'm biased but I've always listen to HIM but it flows nice together. 
Also it's not to say that the whole albums is upbeat, there are some "heavier" songs. Overall it's different but different if not always a bad thing. 
I think to best way to describe this album to existing HIM fans would be Dark Light plus one. It has those catchy chorus and hooks and it sounds better and is more up beat than Dark Light. 
8/10
I would recommend this great band to anyone, if they are not your style great. But they are still worth a listen. Thanks for  reading guys, have a great day.

40 comments:

  1. Rather pretentious name for an album though..

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  2. Amaazing! I used to listen to them when I was younger

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  3. thanks for the info, nice blog btw

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  4. somehow HIM never quite won my heart, maybe it might be a good time to chek them out again...

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  5. good follow up post to yesterday's

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  6. I wont lie, thanks for reminding me of this epic band - haven't heard it in ages =D

    Thanks for visiting me, not a bad post of yours either =D

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  7. The only time I've heard of HIM was from watching Jackass, Viva la Bam, etc. They sound alright, not something I would normally listen to.

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  8. good post, thanks for visiting me <3

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  9. I never did like HIM.

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  10. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  11. Thanks for your good articles

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  12. I don't like HIM too much. My brother does.

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  13. I liked your perspective in this one... I'm going to have to agree with you

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  14. It's a pleasure to read your posts mate! I'm waiting for some more!

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  15. Used to listen to them,they were good

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  16. I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  18. interesting review again :)

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  19. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  20. cool review, will have to check these guys out

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  21. cool post, will read more



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  22. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  25. nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

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