Finnish rockers, HIM, return with their seventh studio album entitled, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1-13". Singer/songwriter Ville Valo wrote these songs as a way of getting back at all the people that have broke his heart or let him down. This new album was produced by Matt Squire (Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low) and was released in February on the Sire record label.
"Screamworks" starts out with the heavy rocker "In Venere Veritas" which gives us some of lead singer Ville Valo's most powerful vocals. The rest of the album flows between alternative rock anthems and rock radio hits before returning with the heavy "Ode To Solitude". The album's first single, "Heartkiller" carries a message to all those who were scarred by a break-up. HIM show their softer side with "Disarm Me (With You Loneliness)", but the lyrics are nothing short of revengeful. Keyboards play a large part in introducing the songs "Love, The Hardest Way" and "In The Arms Of Rain" before the rest of the bands takes over the songs. The album finishes strong with the heavy hitting "Like St. Valentine" and the experimental "The Foreboding Sense of Impending Happiness". Fans new and old will appreciate the band's attempt to tackle the albums overall theme of emptiness and revenge.
HIM are currently on tour promoting their new album. They will be performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on March 26th, the Sonar in Baltimore on March 27th and the House of Blues in Boston on March 28th. For more tour dates, check out www.heartagram.com. HIM's new album is available now in stores and online.