TRACER – Screamer In The Night [recorded 1990 / remastered 2021]

Originally released in 1990 on cassette format only, now 2021 TRACER’s cult album ”Screamer In The Night” is being reissued remastered from best possible sources. TRACER first would begin to come together in 1985 when guitarist Kenny Carpenter put together a cover band called ACES WILD. Towards the end of the year the band were already writing their own material and changed their name to TRACER.
While this album was recorded 1990, the style & sound makes you think 1983: ”Screamer In The Night” mixes hard rockin’ stuff akin STEELER or LEATHERWOLF with Pomp / analog synth driven songs ala NEW ENGLAND, ANGEL, TOBRUK, etc.
In fact, only the title track – included into some ‘unsigned bands’ compilation albums back in the day – is quite hard rock / metal, the rest of the album is much more melodic and plenty of vintage synth runs…