Story of the Year: The Constant
- Story of the Year's fourth studio album. I have to be honest I haven't really checked out In The Wake of Determination or Black Swan. I did enjoy their first album, but didn't get around to following their work. This album does have decent songs on it. My favorite ones are "The Ghost of You and I" and "The Children Song". I am not their biggest fan, so there isn't really much for me to say about the album. I would guess that fans of the band would be pleased with this album, and while it was decent its not something that sticks and is going on my iPod.
3 out of 5
H.I.M.: Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice
- Big fan of H.I.M. and Ville Valo.Their cover of "Solitary Man" is epic to me. Dark Light, and Venus Doom were both all around enjoyable albums. I think I do hold Venus Doom with higher regard than to their other albums. The single "Heartkiller" off of this album happens to be my favorite. But really all the songs on here flow together smoothly, and it makes for a good listen. The album feels united (if that even makes sense at all). I still do like Venus Doom better, but by no means was this a bad effort. H.I.M. fans definitely need to check this out, and people who haven't listened to them yet should check out this album.
3.5 out of 5