Screaming Bloody Murder

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    70
    They're no longer a phenomenon; instead, Sum 41 have continued to mature into a rather good band.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Apr 8, 2011
    58
    Murder ultimately drowns in flavorless thrashing. [1 Apr 2011, p.77]
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    50
    While we believe that Sum 41 have the potential to succeed without the aid of power chords, the fact that only a handful of the musical ideas on the album are fully developed makes for a frustrating listening experience.
  4. Mar 29, 2011
    40
    Whibley cleans out his soul closet over operatic hard rock, rain-swept balladry and bad Green Day opera punk--often crammed into the same song. If he's trying to show breakups are arduous, it worked.
  5. Kerrang!
    Apr 4, 2011
    40
    Sadly, Sum 41 spread the good stuff far too thin over an ambitious but not always successful 15 songs, and, to paraphrase an old title of theirs, there's too much filler and not enough killer material to truly convince. [26 Mar 2011, p.52]
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    40
    They're still making forays into metal (Crash), but most Sum fans will agree that the band just hasn't been the same since guitarist Brownsound left town.
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    30
    Revolting, messy, lazy, and undeniably Sum 41, Screaming Bloody Murder is a dead band moaning in its grave. Any highlights here more or less just belong to other, better bands, or even Sum 41 themselves from the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    I don't get why this album has such low ratings! It's incredible...I'm so in love with every song, especially with slower ones. This album is epic!
  2. Apr 2, 2011
    10
    This album is a breath of fresh air for Sum 41. After their disappointing 2007 album "Underclass Hero", they've come back after a long breakThis album is a breath of fresh air for Sum 41. After their disappointing 2007 album "Underclass Hero", they've come back after a long break to prove themselves. Their song writing is much stronger this time around. Songs like Screaming Bloody Murder and Skumf*k have a very familiar Sum 41 sound, with a darker, heavier twist. They also have new songs like Blood In My Eyes, which has very strong guitar work, on the album. There are also two songs that are simply Rock n' Roll. 'Time For You To Go' and 'Baby You Don't Want To Know'. It is a very different direction for Sum41. Then there is 'Crash', which is one of the best ballads the band has ever come up with. I'm not one to listen to lyrics to often, but this song that was written about a car crash that front man Derek Whibley witnessed, really hit me.

    Overall, this is a very solid album. If you are a longtime Sum 41 fan, there are songs for you. If you are new to the band, there are many different styles found on Screaming Bloody Murder that are sure to suit some of our tastes. The album is much heavier than their last, and a very large improvement. I am extremely happy for the band. They took 4 years to make this album, but the extra time has seemed to pay off.
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  3. Feb 13, 2012
    10
    screaming bloody murder is without doubt the best album of 2011, i am willing to say, for me it was simply life changing!! it has a lot ofscreaming bloody murder is without doubt the best album of 2011, i am willing to say, for me it was simply life changing!! it has a lot of passion and pain, it is something i can listen to everyday and dont get tired of it....legendary Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    10
    I just discovered SBM and am in paradise. Does This Look Infected is one of my favorite albums of all time it is a masterpiece in my opinion.I just discovered SBM and am in paradise. Does This Look Infected is one of my favorite albums of all time it is a masterpiece in my opinion. Chuck is also incredible. The adrenaline charged energy of these albums is like rocket fuel to me and Screaming Bloody Murder (which I JUST discovered yesterday) is a gift. This album is awesome. The energy is at full tilt, with classic SUM-41 sound. Even the slower songs are good. GREAT album, and glad to see this band still churning out what makes them great! Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2011
    10
    It's a great album. And there are great messages in the lyrics. It lacks epic guitar solos from brown sound but its just amazing how great theIt's a great album. And there are great messages in the lyrics. It lacks epic guitar solos from brown sound but its just amazing how great the songs are. RECOMENDED Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    I think this is their second best album. Although there's no more punk-pop style in this album, they still make a great songs. MeaningfulI think this is their second best album. Although there's no more punk-pop style in this album, they still make a great songs. Meaningful songs, great riffs and catchy notes. But Sum 41 hasn't been the same since Brownsound left this group in 2006. Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2011
    3
    this album is very disapointing. i was expecting this band to grow and create there own style, instead they destroy there reputation as a bandthis album is very disapointing. i was expecting this band to grow and create there own style, instead they destroy there reputation as a band and at this point should disband Expand

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