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Screamachine: Church Of The Scream
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Screamachine: Church Of The Scream

Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Rising from Italy's vast metal underground, Screamachine dropped their eponymous debut album only two years ago. Clearly influenced by veteran and iconic traditional heavy metal bands like Judas Priest, Metallica, Accept, and more, the band sought to bring their metal style to a new generation. Only a year later, Screamachine arrived with an EP, Borderline, featuring a new guitarist, Edoardo Taddei (Aeternum, solo). Now, the quintet returns with their sophomore long-player, Church Of The Scream, still signed to Italy's Frontiers Music.

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Simply stated, this album is natural follow-up to their debut. Sticking with their "keep it true" metal roots, Screamachine's metal turns upon twin guitar harmony, blazing solos, rock rhythm and groove propelled by power metal gusto. Valerio “The Brave” Caricchio continues with his assertive, raw to screamo, vocal style.


We've established that Screamachine is not reinventing the well nor taking any daring turns in their metal style. Distilled to a few words, most songs are hard and heavy, fast and furious. Examples include Revenge Walker, Flag Of Damnation, The Epic Of Death, and Church Of The Scream. Perhaps more raw and riff sharp, there's Occam's Failure and Night Asylum. Mostly, I was impressed with the epic guitar solos across the album. All in all, Screamachine's Church Of The Scream offers metal fans another platter of their fast and furious heavy metal mayhem, destined to destroy eardrums and melt brain matter. Recommended.



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The Take Away

Screamachine's Church Of The Scream offers metal fans another platter of their fast and furious heavy metal mayhem, destined to destroy eardrums and melt brain matter. Recommended.

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