"Screaming in Horror" (Self-produced; 2007)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Dark Day’s “Screaming in Horror” is fairly textbook death metal that is pedestrian in nature. I’m not the biggest death metal fan – and I make no bones about it. However, I still find it an interesting art form because of the degree of difficulty involved in keeping the songs in that genre interesting.

As such there are a few positive things about “Screaming in Horror.”  First, the songs are written in such a way that tempo changes are interesting; while not exactly ground-breaking, the tracks on “Screaming in Horror” have a separation between the fastest parts and the slower parts that is pretty significant and this contributes to the staying power of most of the tracks. Second, the drumming of super-talent Kevin Talley, who appears on most of the tracks, is phenomenal. Talley’s skills are instrumental in keep the tempos alive, breathing, and ever moving forward. 

Fans of traditional death metal will appreciate Dark Days’ approach on “Screaming In Horror.”

“Screaming in Horror” was produced by Dark Days.

Dark Days is Mike Michaelian on vocals, Bob Michaelian on guitar and bass, Alex Obradovic on guitar bass and Kevin Talley on drums. Haywood Payne contributed drums and Steve Thomas contributed bass.

For more information visit http://www.darkdays.net or http://www.myspace.com/darkdaysmusic

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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