Tuesday, 17 January 2012

SCREAMER – Adrenaline Distractions (CD)

Now here’s yet another combattant in the New Wave of Swedish Heavy Metal. We already know Enforcer, Helvetets Port, Steelwing and Portrait as young bands who have listened to their fathers old tape collections and quite successfully recreated the sounds of the classic 80s heavy metal with all the little charming flaws. Well, add Screamer to the lot. If they had recorded this with a slightly thinner sound, maybe recorded it to cassette and copied it a couple of times to make it lose a bit of quality, man I would’ve been fooled! Quite authentic I’d say. This type of stuff really brings you back to those days of tape trading and plays on the nostalgia nerve. Fans of nu-metal should pay no attention whatsoever to this, but all ye old metal fans out there should definitely add Screamer to your list of CDs to buy. The band sounds pretty tight and good, with a potent singer that deliver the classic eighties lyrics very convincingly. This sounds really good, boys!
Janne Stark
Label: High Roller
Country: Sweden
Year: 2011

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