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Scream Serenity are talented, but they need to find a sound that is truly their own.

Scream Serenity are a fiery quartet who hail from Lowestoft in Suffolk and 'Eye Of The Storm' is their debut album. Musically, I've heard them compared to Black Country Communion � though I don't hear that at all � however, I do hear strong similarities to Shinedown and Alter Bridge, neither of which is a bad thing. It's sort of Classic Modern Hard Rock, if you see what I mean? I must add that I feel the name ill fits the music, suggesting something much heavier and nastier; it's a strange choice for a band who are in no way extreme.

Vocalist/guitarist Jordan Fennell has a strong voice, he's a proper singer with passion and power. His six-string foil Ian Messenger is a great match, the two scything through the songs with real force and panache. The rhythm section of bass guitarist James Golder and drummer Jon Lindow are rock solid and lay down a perfect backdrop � they are a very tight unit indeed. Touring with the likes of FM and Toseland has obviously honed their skills considerably. The album is also well produced and impressive for a young band. There's plenty of crunch and they sound powerful as a result.

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You might be thinking it's all good right? Yes and no is the answer. The songs are fine in themselves, but after a while it all starts sounding a bit "samey" to these hackneyed old ears. There's nothing that really stands out or makes me want to return to it with any immediacy. I've mentioned Shinedown and Alter Bridge, those bands have genuine star quality that makes them stand out from the crowd, but truth be told, I'm just not convinced that Scream Serenity have those qualities... at the moment. I guess what I'm trying to say is this � it feels a bit generic. Listening to it, you feel you've heard it before, it lacks "oomph" somehow. I would love the band to prove me wrong because Scream Serenity are talented, but they need to find a sound that is truly their own. Maybe next time? Here's hoping!

Chris O'Connor

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