Author: Gary Clarke

BLOODBOUND – Stormborn

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In the hazy days of 2004 in a location within the mighty fine country of Sweden, two creative and passionate minds became one giving birth to the power metal entity known as Bloodbound.  They released a debut studio opus in 2005 and haven’t really looked back as Tomas Olsson and Fredrik Bergh steered the sonically… Read more »


THE BLACK LANTERN – We Know the Future

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Crawling from the panorama of Long Beach, California is a quartet which enjoys battling the mainstream and following a path which is their own.  Screamer Magazine doesn’t just celebrate and investigate established bands, but also enjoys stumbling across new talent and artists who venture into the wild on an independent basis. Cutting through the bravado,… Read more »


BLACK VEIL BRIDES – Wearing Their Crown of Thorns

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Just because it is 2014 doesn’t mean that hook-laden and well-crafted infectious hard rock is no longer applicable.  If nothing else, 2014 means that the universe of rock music is more versatile and healthy than it has ever been.  New bands are being formed all the time and take on their respective influences shaping songs… Read more »


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – Pandemonium

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If you’ve survived the previous two studio albums called Inflikted (2008) and Blunt Force Trauma (2011) by the Brazilian brothers Cavalera, then maybe you’ve had sufficient bludgeoning of the senses?  If you’re a masochist with a rabid appreciation of the aggressive arts of music composition then perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting Pandemonium with bated breath? Max and… Read more »


…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – IX

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Suitably titled as it is indeed the progressive rocking quartet’s 9th studio album, they continue to make in-roads to discovering their epitome.  The opening two tracks inform immediately as to their intent as both The Doomsday Book and Jaded Apostles providing driving rhythms to almost psychedelic vocal melodies and presentations. They’ve never really been the… Read more »


SUPERFECTA – Primal Instinct

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It is highly plausible that you may be unfamiliar with this London-based rock band.  They unveiled their debut self-titled extended player to a muted positive critique and since then have been working hard on playing shows and assembling the material for this debut full-length album. For fans of classy emotive rock music which maintains one… Read more »


HELLDORADOS – Lessons In Decay

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During the 90s a Finnish rock n’ roll band called Hybrid Children hinted at great potential with their L.A. Guns musical leanings and a slight hint of European accents throughout the vocals.  If you have a spare moment check out an album called Honeymoon in Babylon for proof of such potential.  This case applies to… Read more »


AMARANTHE – Massive Addictive

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The Swedish have always had melody up their proverbial sleeves, but it’s in the execution where they pull away from their competitors.  Backyard Babies embrace melody but soak it in a style of sleazy rock with attitude so it’s not overly obvious; H.e.a.t smother their melodies in muscular arena-pleasing rock music and Sabaton champion power… Read more »


CRAZY LIXX – Crazy Lixx

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Readers of Screamer Magazine have great taste in music and that is obvious for all concerned.  The styles of music you read about in one of the best online magazines from this globe you inhabit often possess magical qualities which encompass all manner of sensibilities.  Most of you perhaps fancy your classic styles of rock… Read more »


LIV KRISTINE – Vervain

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To a backdrop of Norwegian beauty roamed a little girl known as Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull, and as the years went by she grew up to be a very prolific female front woman who not only tackled vocal duties for Leaves’ Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy, but also ventured into solo singing territories.  These days and… Read more »


ENUFF Z’NUFF – Like a Sumo Wrestler and a Cupcake!

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Not many bands deserve the respect that should be laid at the feet of this Illinois-based rock band.  Since 1984, they have worked hard and relentlessly plied their art which is an infectious pop-driven form of accessible and at times quirky style of rock music.  Their self-titled debut album was unveiled in 1989 complete with… Read more »


EVERGREY – Embracing A Sense Of Hope

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Back in 1998 a Swedish metal band went to Gothenburg to record their debut studio album The Dark Discovery not realizing that in 2014 they would still be a functioning band and ready to unveil album number nine.  Hymns for the Broken captures a band in touch with their strengths yet moving in to a… Read more »


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