Songs to Scream at the Sun

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Songs to Scream at the Sun
Studio album by Have Heart
Released July 8, 2008
Recorded by Kurt Ballou, @ GodCity Studios, Salem, Massachusetts
Genre Hardcore, melodic hardcore
Length 21:01
Label Bridge Nine
Producer Kurt Ballou
Have Heart chronology
The Things We Carry
(2006)The Things We Carry2006
Songs To Scream At The Sun
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars (#242, p.154)
Decoy Music 4/5 stars link
Lambgoat 2.5/5 stars link 4.5/10 stars link 4/5 stars link 4/5 stars link
Scene Point Blank 8.5/10 stars link
Thrash Magazine 8.8/10 link
Under The Gun Review 4.5/5 stars link
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars link

Songs to Scream at the Sun is the second and final studio album by American hardcore band Have Heart. The album debuted and peaked at No. 193 on the Billboard Top 200.[1] The band announced their breakup the next year.


Reviews of Songs To Scream At The Sun were generally favorable. AllMusic's Greg Prato said that "in a day and age when it's arguably more common than ever to start softening your sound in hopes of crossover success, there's something quite noble in Have Heart's approach... And even when Have Heart take the intensity down a notch or two -- such as on the track "Brotherly Love" -- it's still more intense than your average up-and-coming hardcore band," giving the album a 3.5/5. Casey Boland of Alternative Press had a similar review, noting that while the band's influences were obvious on 2006's The Things We Carry, "they now stir them into a unique sound." Lambgoat had a 5/10 rating, however, and said, "It's only their sophomore album, but Boston's Have Heart are already having a pretty serious identity crisis... It's as if these guys are trying their hardest to prove that they're more than just a hardcore band but it's just not in their nature... Growth is all well and good but in this case, it feels forced in every way."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Same Son" – 0:58
  2. "Bostons" – 2:48
  3. "Pave Paradise" – 1:47
  4. "On the Bird in the Cage" – 2:11
  5. "Brotherly Love" – 2:50
  6. "No Roses, No Skies" – 2:22
  7. "The Taste of the Floor" – 0:53
  8. "Reflections" – 1:13
  9. "Hard Bark on the Family Tree" – 2:58
  10. "The Same Sun" – 3:01


Member quotes[edit]

"Songs to Scream at the Sun is the coming of age story. It's about the growing process of a young kid shaking the chains of selfishness, but it's everything about what you lose and gain in that process of growing up."

— Patrick Flynn


  1. ^ "Songs To Scream At The Sun - Have Heart". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2010.