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Tony Martin Scream MTM Music
0681-149
Produced By: Not Listed

Running Time: 43.37

Release Date: Out Now

Released:

Musical Style: Hard Rock

Links: MTM Music
86%
Songs: 86%
Sound: 85%
Former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin has spent the last few years drifting between various projects, but in 2005 he is finally releasing his second solo album.
It has been some 13 years since his solo debut, the rather marvelous and surprisingly mellow and melodic Back Where I Belong.
On the new album Scream, Tony does just that he has returned back to the sound that made him famous.
There are only 9 new songs on offer here - a couple of tracks short of what should be - but the style is a fan pleasing mix of his time with Black Sabbath and that classic British metal sound.
Former Sabbath member Geoff Nicholls contributes some song co-writing duties and Martin's youngest son Joe Harford provides most of the Sabbath-heavy guitar riffs. The late, great Cozy Powell appears via an old drum track on Raising Hell.
Highlights include the organ drenched Rainbow style hard rocker Raising Hell, which opens the album in style; the slow and heavy Sabbath styled Bitter Sweet and Scream, which features a short, but catchy chorus, a strong vocal and what appears to be a violin solo - definitely worth a listen!
Stepping outside the comfort zone, Martin slows things right down for the Zeppelinesque acoustic ballad Wherever You Go and closes the album with the epic Field Of Lies.
I don't think it has the best sound quality achievable, but some varied instrumentation makes it an interesting listen. The quirky The Kids Of Today is a good example of more engaging songwriting.
The Bottom Line
I think Tony has made an album which the majority of his fans are going to be happy with. It's great to hear his voice on a solo record again and one which sees him performing in a comfortable setting. 9 tracks is a couple of songs too short for this day and age, as it is all over and done fairly quickly. I prefer the debut for its mood and intensity, but there will be a lot of folk happy with Martin's return to metal.
Discography / Previously Reviewed
Back Where I Belong
Scream

Line Up:
Tony Martin: Vocals, Bass, Drums
Joe Harford: Guitar
Cozy Powell: Drums on "Raising Hell"
Keyboards: Keyboards

Essential For Fans Of:
Tony Martin
Black Sabbath
Track Listing
Raising Hell *
Bitter Sweet *
Faith In Madness
I'm Gonna Live Forever
Scream *
Surely Love Is Dead
The Kids Of Today Don't Understand The Blues *
Wherever You Go
Field Of Lies
-- *Best Tracks

Tony Martin Scream MTM Music
0681-149
Produced By: Not Listed

Running Time: 43.37

Release Date: Out Now

Released:

Musical Style: Hard Rock

Links: MTM Music
86%
Songs: 86%
Sound: 85%
Former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin has spent the last few years drifting between various projects, but in 2005 he is finally releasing his second solo album.
It has been some 13 years since his solo debut, the rather marvelous and surprisingly mellow and melodic Back Where I Belong.
On the new album Scream, Tony does just that he has returned back to the sound that made him famous.
There are only 9 new songs on offer here - a couple of tracks short of what should be - but the style is a fan pleasing mix of his time with Black Sabbath and that classic British metal sound.
Former Sabbath member Geoff Nicholls contributes some song co-writing duties and Martin's youngest son Joe Harford provides most of the Sabbath-heavy guitar riffs. The late, great Cozy Powell appears via an old drum track on Raising Hell.
Highlights include the organ drenched Rainbow style hard rocker Raising Hell, which opens the album in style; the slow and heavy Sabbath styled Bitter Sweet and Scream, which features a short, but catchy chorus, a strong vocal and what appears to be a violin solo - definitely worth a listen!
Stepping outside the comfort zone, Martin slows things right down for the Zeppelinesque acoustic ballad Wherever You Go and closes the album with the epic Field Of Lies.
I don't think it has the best sound quality achievable, but some varied instrumentation makes it an interesting listen. The quirky The Kids Of Today is a good example of more engaging songwriting.
The Bottom Line
I think Tony has made an album which the majority of his fans are going to be happy with. It's great to hear his voice on a solo record again and one which sees him performing in a comfortable setting. 9 tracks is a couple of songs too short for this day and age, as it is all over and done fairly quickly. I prefer the debut for its mood and intensity, but there will be a lot of folk happy with Martin's return to metal.
Discography / Previously Reviewed
Back Where I Belong
Scream

Line Up:
Tony Martin: Vocals, Bass, Drums
Joe Harford: Guitar
Cozy Powell: Drums on "Raising Hell"
Keyboards: Keyboards

Essential For Fans Of:
Tony Martin
Black Sabbath
Track Listing
Raising Hell *
Bitter Sweet *
Faith In Madness
I'm Gonna Live Forever
Scream *
Surely Love Is Dead
The Kids Of Today Don't Understand The Blues *
Wherever You Go
Field Of Lies
-- *Best Tracks



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