Scar Symmetry was formed in 2004 by Jonas
Kjellgren (Carnal Forge), Henrik Ohlsson (Theory In Practice), Per
Nilsson (Altered Aeon), Christian Älvestam (Incapacity) and Kenneth
Seil to put together a brand new constellation that would express a
fresh and heavy form of catchy Death Metal without any boundaries
Scar Symmetry wanted to incorporate huge
synthesizers into their music, along with blazing virtuoso guitar
soloing, which would all be backed up with complex but catchy rhythms and
every style of singing known to Metal in general.
In 2005 Scar Symmetry released their debut
album called, “Symmetric in Design” which received fantastic reviews
all over the world.
Now they are back with a brand new release,
titled “Pitch Black Progress”. The music is catchy and
aggressive at the same time. A splendid mix of Melodic death Metal and Modern Thrash Metal,
and just listen to Christian Älvestam’s vocals… he switches back and
forth between angry and aggressive growls to harmonic and clean vocals.
This album gets better every time you listen to it. It is really melodic and catchy, but in
other places they blast like there is no tomorrow and definitely deserves any
melodic Death Metal fan’s time.
Tracks like “The Illusionist”, “Mind
Machine” and “Retaliator” are simple some of the best songs this genre has to offer.
Take my word for it.
The production is great and leaves nothing to
be desired, which very much caters to the technical abilities of
the five musicians and gives their compositions the strength that this kind of Metal
Right after the release of the album on April
21st, Scar Symmetry has been confirmed for the Neckbreaker’s Ball
2006 European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April.
The year 2006 could very well be the year of