- Record Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
- Release Date: Feb 9, 2010
|Ode To Solitude|
|Easy on the eyes, uneasy on the heart Sew my wrists shut, sew my wrists shut with hope Straight into the light shining bright I dare you to dream...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Alternative PressWhen the band are a little more concrete and less spooky, the results are especially compelling, but Screamworks is ultimately successful in its blending of melody and muscle. [Mar 2010, p.90]
If I lived completely under a rock, I'd say Screamworks, and HIM in general, would hit Twilight tweeners straight in the heart with its dark, dismal and dire themes, but the more mature crowd would see the excessive sentimentality as almost self-parodying.
Q MagazineWhile his lyrics are lascivious to a point, songs such as "Love," "The Hardest Way" and "Heartkiller" are strictly soft-focus, with any semblance of attitude--or actual sex--air-brushed into radio-friendly oblivion. [Mar 2010, p.102]
AlexandraZ.Feb 23, 2010To me this album seemed to become something totally new from the band without them losing the features I have always loved them for.
Jun 8, 2011The tracks' composition may seem similar but the great sound and nice lyrics make this album a must for H.I.M fans and is in my opinion theirThe tracks' composition may seem similar but the great sound and nice lyrics make this album a must for H.I.M fans and is in my opinion their best just after Razorblade Romance.… Expand
IrynaA.Feb 23, 2010Perfect album. Very impressive and passion.
DinC.Feb 23, 2010Great work. Great sound. And great band.
IgorS.Mar 2, 2010Very good album.
Aug 12, 2016Although is not a bad album, I think H.I.M. tried to go a little bit more mainstream with this album.
Something that will attract newAlthough is not a bad album, I think H.I.M. tried to go a little bit more mainstream with this album.
Something that will attract new listeners. Some kind of pop-rock choruses but other than that it still feels like H.I.M.
Nice to see the band trying something a little different.… Expand
Dec 10, 2010There is one saving grace to this album- The forboding Sense of Impending Happiness
The rest is over filtered, over processed garbage. Again,There is one saving grace to this album- The forboding Sense of Impending Happiness
The rest is over filtered, over processed garbage. Again, Im a HIM fan, but this is the first album I've refused to buy. I bought the one good track on ITunes... I guess it can be credited to their new producer? The album feels like the band is trying to become 'Americanised', and at points you can hear Ville forcing an american accent ("heart-killER") emphasizing certain parts of words that he normally dosent, and it really bothers me. Coming after an album as strong as 'Venus Doom' this is a complete letdown. If your a fan of their deep and dark music (and by deep, I dont mean the lyrics lol) then this album will leave you feeling..jipped.… Expand
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