iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice by HIM, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Editors’ Notes

The first cut here, “In Venere Veritas,” is decorated with some hints of bygone goth, like the Cure-esque keyboards and minor chord arpeggios that are slightly reminiscent of the Mission U.K. But the driving chorus is pure Generation Hot Topic emo. Most of Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice abounds in similarly melodic alternative rock with a crystalline radio-friendly production and lyrics that mostly muse on severance. Screamworks is a break-up album. Frontman Ville Valo went on record to say that these songs comprise a sonic diary of an ended affair and that they also represent a cathartic, primal scream. “Heartkiller” is a perfect example with its pained (albeit melodramatic) lyrics that jump right off the pages of Valo’s Moleskine notebook, while ‘80s-inspired keyboards pulse under winding guitars and a simple but steady meat-and-potatoes drum beat. “Katherine Wheel” is another standout with poetic lyrics bonded to the barbed song hooks and doubled vocal tracks with melodies that closely follow the lead guitar line.

Customer Reviews

I don't know

I have been a HIM fan for a while now, but if you ask me there older stuff is better. There newer albums just isn't what I had wanted. HIM just isn't the same since they went mainstream. The last 3 albums they have put out alot of newer fans like more than the older. Personaily one of my favriot songs is dark secret love. I wish itunes would have it, but it's a rare song. I understand there trying new stuff, but I miss the old HIM.

you cant stop change

you cant stop change from happening. this band was and is amazing at taking their own unique style of music and evolving it. H.I.M. is amazing and will never conform to fit into mainstream rock. put any of these songs on shuffle with your current H.I.M. library and u will never know a true difference

Take it for what it is

HIM is back with their new album and what do I think. I have noticed that HIM lightened up their sound this time around. Let's just say that this is a slightly lighter Dark Light. It still has all the familiar sounds,but Valos vocals are higher than the last album Venus Doom. They are attempting to create songs along the lines of 2004s And love Said No? Does anyone agree? I do. Once I listen to this album a million times over this year, I will have a better review of Screamworks. I like the title,the direction they went for and hey, if you liked Deep Shadows and brilliant Highlights and Dark Light, you should give this album a listen. Buy this album if you own any of their other albums and if you a generally a fan of their sound. You can't be disappointed if you are open minded. Hey, we all know Him, they've been around for a while. There's alot worse bands out their then Him,right? Love it and as i said will listen to this album a million or more times.

Biography

Formed: 1995 in Helsinki, Finland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Hailing from Helsinki, Finland and crafting a mix of metal, goth and hard rock they called "love metal," H.I.M. — known early on as His Infernal Majesty — was founded in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen. During the band's early years, they released two demos, 1992's unreleased Witches and Other Night Fears, and an untitled 1995 tape that fans christened This Is Only the Beginning; that year, the band also added drummer Juhana...
Full Bio
Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice, HIM
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Influencers

Contemporaries