Thursday, December 29, 2011
SUM 41 / Screaming Bloody Murder 
Playing side by side with Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Iggy Pop have allowed Canadian rockers Sum 41 to gracefully step out of the pop-punk label they were bunched into in the mid '90's. Their latest album Screaming Bloody Murder only establishes them as a definite hard rock group rather than sitting along side Green Day or blink-182.
Loud, aggressive and angry music built upon a keen sense of melody is what Sum 41 does best and there's plenty of it here. Unfortunately what keeps this album from being an instant classic is it's running time. By dropping some of the more "friendlier" songs Screaming Bloody Murder would have been the closest thing to perfect The Sums would have ever done.
4 so longs, princess bitch out of 5
Songs Of Note: Screaming Bloody Murder; Sick Of Everyone