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25 YARD SCREAMER

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25 YARD SCREAMER is a trio based in Wales, UK, and was founded by chance in 2002 when Nick James (vocals, guitars) needed to get hold of some musicians for a showcase gig. Matt Clarke (bass) and Donal Owen (drums) were able to help out; and they hit it off so well that the creation of a band was called for.

They have released a steady stream of promos and CD-R's since then, and in 2007 they decided that their material was strong enough to warrant a regular CD release as well, and to positive critical reception Cassandra saw the light of day, a 4 track production containing two long epic tracks and two briefer ventures; exploring a musical territory that can be described as a mix of Marillion, Rush and Metallica.

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The Pictures Within
2003
3.75 | 4 ratings
Approaching From An Oblique Angle
2005
3.09 | 12 ratings
Cassandra
2007
3.10 | 12 ratings
Until All Are One
2011
3.81 | 8 ratings
Something That Serves to Warn or Remind
2013

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Blacklight
2006

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 Something That Serves to Warn or Remind by 25 YARD SCREAMER album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.81 | 8 ratings

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Something That Serves to Warn or Remind
25 Yard Screamer Neo-Prog

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Welsh band 25 YARD SCREAMER was formed back in 2002, and have one EP and four full length albums to their name so far. Recorded at the 2112 studio in South Wales, "Something That Serves to Warn or Remind" is the most recent of these. The CD was released through the UK label White Knight Records in November 2013.

Careful, emotionally laden progressive rock of the kind that gave Marillion a career way back when are combined with a harder edged, guitar riff driven style more similar to late 70s and early 80s Rush on 25 Yard Screamer's 2013 production "Something That Serves to Warn or Remind". A combination that works rather well, and a key audience for this CD should be those who enjoy listening to both of these bands, with a special mention to fans of the Fish-era Marillion and those who prefer to enjoy Rush prior to 1987.

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 Cassandra by 25 YARD SCREAMER album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.09 | 12 ratings

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25 Yard Screamer Neo-Prog

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars 25 Yard Screamer isa british heavy prog band little known outside their country.. Cassandra from 2007 is their third album I guess. The neo prog category , how is puted here on page is missleading, this album has nothing to do with neo prog, really, this is heavy prog with some prog metal elements thrown in, I can't trace any Marillion influences here or of any other neo prog band. Only 4 pieces, wich 2 are very long and the best from the album. Opening track Blacklight is something between heavy prog a la Rush with prog metal a la Fates Warning, is a nice well developed piece with tempo changes and good vocals from Nick James. The middle of the album, those two shorter pieces are forgetable and nothing to talk about. The last tune the longest , the title track Cassandra is the best from here, 30 min of good passages, odd time signature, nice vocals and good musicianship, remind me a lot of Fates Warning, more recent period around Disconnected. All in all, this is not a fantastic album, is decent and nothing more. 3 stars.

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Review by apps79
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2 stars Power trio from South Wales,formed in 2002 through the meeting of singer/guitarist Nick James, bassist Matt Clarke and drummer Donal Owen.They produced two little-known albums, ''The pictures within'' (2003) and ''Approaching From an Oblique Angle'' (2005), along with the two-track EP ''Blacklight'' from 2006.Actually the eponymous 19-min. track from the EP made it to the band's third and mostly known release ''Cassandra'' from 2007.

The album consists of four compositions,two long epics and two shorter tracks.The band seems to be heavily influenced by the energy of RUSH and the atmospheres of RIVERSIDE and a mix of these two styles give a good description of the band's sound.The longer cuts aren't exactly tightly connected,seem more like separate pieces of music stuck together with overstretched powerful heavy grooves and rather boring psychedelic passages with effects.Still the band produces some high energy and decent esoteric atmospheres,when vocals added, showing good potential.The shorter tracks are straightforward Heavy Rock pieces,again the level of energy is high,but they sound too commercial with simple structures and no surprises at all.

25 Yard Screamer have worked well on creating deep vocal-based atmospheres,but need huge improvement on the most important part of (prog) music:Composition.If this part is developed,then we can expect some really dynamic and interesting music by these guys.

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 Until All Are One by 25 YARD SCREAMER album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.10 | 12 ratings

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Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars This new'ish British band has returned again. Their debut album Cassandra got a very good reception. I am sure this album, the follow up, will also get them new fans.

Until All Are One is style wise somewhere between neo-prog, the new British guitar rock scene and post rock. The sound is very much post millenium. There is no traces whatsoever of the neo prog sound from the 1980s/1990s here. The songs are very long, but there is no symphonic prog traces in their music whatsoever. The songs are long and symphonic, but in the post rock meaning of symphonic. I would almost call it post symphonic.

The songs are guitar based. Keyboards ? Hardly any. The format is power trio with bass, drums, guitars and vocals. This may give some references to the most famous power trio of them all; Rush. Which is actually a good reference. But the Rush sound was/is far more organic than 25 Yards Screamer. But yes, Rush fans will find a lot of good things on this album. So will post rock fans too.

The songs are long and complicated with a lot of twists and turns. A lot of break beats too. I have been told by a woman half my age that this is a very good thing among her generation.

The music here is good throughout. The problem is a lack of any great songs. That is my gripe with this album. But it is a pleasing listen and it will win them a lot of new fans. In particular on the live and festival circuit where this album will be a winner.

This is an album which does not really reach the dizzy heights of greatness. But check it out yourself.

3 stars

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3.09 | 12 ratings

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Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars A new British band regarded as one of the new bands from the British scene.

Their music is a mix of mellow stadium rock, indie rock and Rush type harmonies and riffs. Despite of some pretty long songs (twenty and thirty minutes), the music is pretty accessible and commercial. But it still has a great deal of substance. The band is also handling their instruments pretty good too. Even the sound is excellent. The vocals is good for this type of band too. Which means no Pavarotti, but still pretty effective vocals.

For me, this album is a bit too much the same throughout. It becomes a bit boring. But get this band on a stage and I am pretty sure the raving reviews their live shows have garnered so far is true. I am not particular fond of some of the shoe-gaze and emo stuff on this album too. But this album is still an excellent album for those into the new indie based stadium rock with some Rush influences put in as the dot on the top of the i. I do expect a lot from the follow up album though. Watch this space.

3.5 stars

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Cassandra is the third release by Welsh-based trip 25 Yard Screamer, and a very promising release too.

Two long epic tracks dominate this album, opener Blacklight clocking in at 19 minutes+ and last track Cassandra lasting almost to the half-hour mark. Both tracks variate between almost ambient atmosphere filled segments, mellow melodic segments not too unlike Marillion's more melodic moments and harsher riff-based segments close to Rush in style and sound. Some more metal-tinged elements are added at time to. Good melodic vocals, stable rhythm section and skilled guitar playing alongside well crafted songs makes this an enjoyable release overall - although both epics are a bit too long.

Fans of Rush should enjoy this one, especially if they appreciate mellow melodic rock too.

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