Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

Album Review of Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice by H.I.M..

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Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

H.I.M.

Release Date: Feb 9, 2010
Record label: Sire/Warner Bros.
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

65 Music Critic Score
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Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Rock Sound - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

A solid album, rife with brooding love metal and big choruses... In the 19 years that they’ve been making music, HIM have established themselves as a major international band, with frontman Ville Valo’s afflicted croonings on love and death attracting women in their droves. However, it seems that in a bid to propel their gothic tinged alt-rock further into popular conscious, on album seven HIM have sacrificed some of their individuality, favouring more commercial, Americanised rock over their darker Finnish roots.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Finnish Goth rockers His Infernal Majesty’s seventh studio album was built around one of pop music’s most ubiquitous themes: heartache. Breakups have been throwing artists into alternating fits of feverish work and hopeless despondency since time immemorial, resulting in both great works and self-absorbed descents into bloated narcissism. Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice is a little bit of both.

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