Buy for
$3.69
(5 items)

Release date: 15 April 2011
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive power metal

Rating:

7.9 | 244 votes

Owners:

262 have it
34 want it


01. The Anomaly
02. Illuminoid Dream Sequence
03. Extinction Mantra
04. Seers Of The Eschaton
05. Domination Agenda
06. Astronomicon
07. Rise Of The Reptilian Regime
08. The Draconian Arrival
09. Alpha And Omega

Review
Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Lars Palmqvist - vocals
Roberth "Robban" Karlsson - vocals
Jonas Kjellgren - guitars
Per Nilsson - guitars
Henrik Ohlsson - drums
Kenneth Seil - bass


Additional info
Produced and mixed by Jonas Kjellgren.
Co-produced by Per Nilsson.
Recorded at Blacklounge and Abyss Studios.
Mastered by Plec at the Panicroom.
Artwork by Colin Marks.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
4.5
So this is it, Scar Symmetry's second release without Christian Älvestam. Two albums in two years makes for a great opportunity to move on from the past and make yourself known to the metal community as a force to be reckoned with regardless of who your frontman is.

Or in this case, who your frontmen are.

Anyone familiar with the band's history knows Älvestam was replaced by two vocalists - one to handle cleans, the other to handle growls. Aside from that, the music hasn't changed all that much, although they did manage to experiment slightly with Dark Matter Dimensions in terms of songwriting, much to their fans' dismay.

Read more ››
published 14.11.2011 | Comments (71)

Found in 25 lists
Top lists

MechanisT MMXI: Handpicked by MechanisT  | #19
The Galactican 2011 - Albums That Definitely Do Not Suck  | #25
Starchild Top Albums Of 2011  | #35
Red_Travis My Top Albums Of 2011  | #102
Morbidgorewhore Headbanger's Diary  | #22
kaspair Best of 2011  | #15
DoomSayer 2011 TOP  | #52
SamuelSanchezAlvarez Top Albums Of 2011 (so Far)  | #51
More lists with this album (25) | Create a list! ››



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Albums Pages: [1] 2
Comments: 79  
Users visited: 696  
Search this topic:  


Angelic Storm - 05.02.2011 at 11:55  
  Woah, I had no idea a new Scar Symmetry album was coming so soon! :\ The last album really surprised me, as I thought they'd be washed up without Christian Alvestam. Looking forward to this one! xD
Kamil - 05.02.2011 at 12:18  
Rating: 9 Me too.
Their last album wasn't the best one, but really nice to listen.
Ag Fox - 05.02.2011 at 14:20  
Rating: 6
Written by Angelic Storm on 05.02.2011 at 11:55

Woah, I had no idea a new Scar Symmetry album was coming so soon! :\ The last album really surprised me, as I thought they'd be washed up without Christian Alvestam. Looking forward to this one! xD
me too XD
MechanisT - 05.02.2011 at 14:38  
  Man that's fast. Anyways, keeping my fingers crossed. I just hope they're not rushing into things...
Kennoth - 05.02.2011 at 17:34  
  I didn't like the new album, maybe this one is better?
Westvann - 05.02.2011 at 23:50  
Rating: 10 I really enjoyed DMD and I have big hopes for this one but after all, Scar symmetry is my #1 favorite band
WRATH OF FENRIR - 09.02.2011 at 17:45  
  I loved you guys with Christian Alvestam but the new guys is ok too , looking forward to the new album hope its best than the last one
Joey Filth - 12.02.2011 at 08:59  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 05.02.2011 at 11:55

Woah, I had no idea a new Scar Symmetry album was coming so soon! :\ The last album really surprised me, as I thought they'd be washed up without Christian Alvestam. Looking forward to this one! xD


Me neither! Although I felt the last album was a bit weak. I think they tried to hard to make the new vocalists sound like Christian Alvestam. But it doesn't matter. Looking forward to it too!
JÄY - 10.03.2011 at 06:01  
Rating: 8 Whew sounds damn fine
Angelic Storm - 15.04.2011 at 11:15  
  Will need to listen to this some more, as some songs I couldn't fully absorb on first listen. "The Anomaly" is an awesome opening song though! I'm glad that Lars isn't trying so hard to impersonate Christian this time, and letting his own personality shine through the vocals more. I still prefer Christian, but Im amazed the band are managing to still sound so great without him. xD
Deadmeat - 15.04.2011 at 11:26  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.04.2011 at 11:15

as some songs I couldn't fully absorb on first listen.

i believe that NO SONG (at least in extreme metal) can be FULLY ABSORBED from only 1 listen. even those that we think we absorbed. in order to understand something, even something that we believe we have understood we must listen to it many many times. if not, we may miss many chances to like something that we could. most times the difficult to digest happen to be the best and most beautiful albums....
Kamil - 15.04.2011 at 11:34  
Rating: 9 I've just heard it.
Very good stuff with a lot of diversity.
Yes. This is, what I wanted.
Angelic Storm - 15.04.2011 at 11:36  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 15.04.2011 at 11:26
i believe that NO SONG (at least in extreme metal) can be FULLY ABSORBED from only 1 listen. even those that we think we absorbed. in order to understand something, even something that we believe we have understood we must listen to it many many times. if not, we may miss many chances to like something that we could. most times the difficult to digest happen to be the best and most beautiful albums....


Hehe, you are absolutely right. I simply meant some songs had more going on in them than others. Although none of the songs are that long, they very prog-like in nature, and not simple songs by any means. When Scar Symmetry lost Christian, I never thought they could be ever be a great band again, but my have they proved me wrong! That they could lose such a monumental talent, and still pull off albums of this quality is a testimony to the amazing songwriting of Jonas, Per, and Henrik. And the new singers are doing a great job, even Lars who's voice took some time to grow on me.

I loved your post, it is so right, and beautifully put.
Deadmeat - 15.04.2011 at 11:56  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.04.2011 at 11:36

Written by Deadmeat on 15.04.2011 at 11:26
i believe that NO SONG (at least in extreme metal) can be FULLY ABSORBED from only 1 listen. even those that we think we absorbed. in order to understand something, even something that we believe we have understood we must listen to it many many times. if not, we may miss many chances to like something that we could. most times the difficult to digest happen to be the best and most beautiful albums....


Hehe, you are absolutely right. I simply meant some songs had more going on in them than others. Although none of the songs are that long, they very prog-like in nature, and not simple songs by any means. When Scar Symmetry lost Christian, I never thought they could be ever be a great band again, but my have they proved me wrong! That they could lose such a monumental talent, and still pull off albums of this quality is a testimony to the amazing songwriting of Jonas, Per, and Henrik. And the new singers are doing a great job, even Lars who's voice took some time to grow on me.

I loved your post, it is so right, and beautifully put.



btw i have listened only to one album of the band and i liked it a lot (pitch black progress). i had not time to listen to more till now. i was also quite unhappy with the members changes but quite happy that they managed to do it this time! i love 2011 cause this year throws us amazing albums! (much better than 2010...)...
rasto - 15.04.2011 at 11:57  
Rating: 10 Perfect
Angelic Storm - 15.04.2011 at 12:25  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 15.04.2011 at 11:56
:thumbup:

btw i have listened only to one album of the band and i liked it a lot (pitch black progress). i had not time to listen to more till now. i was also quite unhappy with the members changes but quite happy that they managed to do it this time! i love 2011 cause this year throws us amazing albums! (much better than 2010...)...


Nice choice for your first Scar Symmetry album! I still think "Pitch Black Progress" is their best. All their albums are consistent though, with a lot of good material on them. When I first heard that Christian was leaving... I was upset, because I felt he was such an integral part of the band's sound. And losing someone that talented could only hurt the band. I certainly had severe doubts they could ever make another great album. I was also very sceptical when I found out they had replaced him with 2 singers. But despite all my fears, they managed to do what I didnt think was possible, and that was to still remain a vital band making great albums. I still love em'! hehe

I dunno... 2010 was pretty good for new albums, at least I thought. Overkill, Sodom, Primal Fear, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Forbidden, and Accept all released great albums last year.
Deadmeat - 15.04.2011 at 12:45  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.04.2011 at 12:25

Written by Deadmeat on 15.04.2011 at 11:56
:thumbup:

btw i have listened only to one album of the band and i liked it a lot (pitch black progress). i had not time to listen to more till now. i was also quite unhappy with the members changes but quite happy that they managed to do it this time! i love 2011 cause this year throws us amazing albums! (much better than 2010...)...


Nice choice for your first Scar Symmetry album! I still think "Pitch Black Progress" is their best. All their albums are consistent though, with a lot of good material on them. When I first heard that Christian was leaving... I was upset, because I felt he was such an integral part of the band's sound. And losing someone that talented could only hurt the band. I certainly had severe doubts they could ever make another great album. I was also very sceptical when I found out they had replaced him with 2 singers. But despite all my fears, they managed to do what I didnt think was possible, and that was to still remain a vital band making great albums. I still love em'! hehe

I dunno... 2010 was pretty good for new albums, at least I thought. Overkill, Sodom, Primal Fear, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Forbidden, and Accept all released great albums last year.

the truth is that i have not listened to a lot 2010 stuff till now. but not so many of my fav bands have relesased new albums! but at least for my tastes 2011 seems to be better: obscura (not decided yet but probably very good), vektor (it wont be less than a masterpiece), morbid angel (i hope for something good from them), septicflesh (just got it and sounds great). those for qualitative stuff. and then for enjoyable music even more: amorphis, amon amarth, anaal nathrakh, benighted (not sure if i should put it on the qualitative "section"), belakor, fleshgod apocalypse, panzerchrist and pestilence! (and others i dont remember!). i know that most of them are death metal but that's who i am...
Irinel - 15.04.2011 at 16:08  
  Leaked !
BaneConall - 15.04.2011 at 16:34  
Rating: 9 Sounds great so far .. still doing my first listen through.
BaneConall - 15.04.2011 at 16:57  
Rating: 9 Its a little short but great!
Darth Mitchell - 15.04.2011 at 18:12  
 
Written by BaneConall on 15.04.2011 at 16:57

Its a little short but great!

It's indeed short (their shortest album to date) and it sounds better than Dark Dimmensions in my opinion (still in my first run throught the album tough...).
MechanisT - 15.04.2011 at 18:53  
  What can I say? Scar Symmetry is BACK!
Kennoth - 15.04.2011 at 22:06  
  What? I thought this is coming up in May! Anyway, I'll listen to this tonight and then decide if I like what I hear.
MetalSpider - 16.04.2011 at 01:01  
  Hopefully its better than Dark Matter Dimensions. Seems to be the consensus that it is. I heard Illumonoid Dream Sequence and thought it was great.
BaneConall - 16.04.2011 at 02:41  
Rating: 9
Written by Darth Mitchell on 15.04.2011 at 18:12

Written by BaneConall on 15.04.2011 at 16:57

Its a little short but great!

It's indeed short (their shortest album to date) and it sounds better than Dark Dimmensions in my opinion (still in my first run throught the album tough...).


Its definitely a huge step up from Darm Matter Dimensions.
Darth Mitchell - 16.04.2011 at 12:47  
 
Written by Kennoth on 15.04.2011 at 22:06

What? I thought this is coming up in May! Anyway, I'll listen to this tonight and then decide if I like what I hear.


And do you like what you hear?
beyondtehdarksun - 16.04.2011 at 13:20  
Rating: 8 Heard it two times now, it's definitely less accessible than Dark Matter Dimension, which had some really catchy parts... guess it will grow with time.
Angelic Storm - 16.04.2011 at 13:48  
 
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 16.04.2011 at 13:20

Heard it two times now, it's definitely less accessible than Dark Matter Dimension, which had some really catchy parts... guess it will grow with time.


Yep, it is far less accessible, especially the latter half of the album. It does take more time to grow on you than DMD did.

@Kennoth: What's your opinion of it? lol
Deadmeat - 16.04.2011 at 14:03  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.04.2011 at 13:48

@Kennoth: What's your opinion of it? lol

it's funny that you people ask his opinion as he probably sleeps or generally is inactive now! he could even not have listened to the album till now...
Kennoth - 16.04.2011 at 16:32  
  Sorry guys, haven't got around to it yet, I promise I'll do it tonight
Angelic Storm - 16.04.2011 at 20:24  
 
Written by Kennoth on 16.04.2011 at 16:32

Sorry guys, haven't got around to it yet, I promise I'll do it tonight


Hehee!

Can't wait to hear your opinion of it.
MetalSpider - 16.04.2011 at 22:03  
  This is a great album! I enjoyed it more than Dark Matter Dimensions thats for sure. Its still not as good as Holographic Universe, but this is without a doubt, a very solid effort. I'll need to listen to it again, assuming I can tear myself away from Septicflesh's The Great Mass.
Kennoth - 16.04.2011 at 23:31  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.04.2011 at 20:24

Written by Kennoth on 16.04.2011 at 16:32

Sorry guys, haven't got around to it yet, I promise I'll do it tonight


Hehee!

Can't wait to hear your opinion of it.


Aww, thx

Alright, here it comes: well, they seem to be well aware of the fact that their progressiveness is their strongest asset and (apparently) not Christian (who I adore). I certainly like it better than their last release which was their most heaviest yet but also lacked some individuality. From the first listening, I'm not disappointed, and I'm not impressed either. There are some great intros, good looking songs, some less good looking. I will dig into it more later but it looks very promising.

Written by MetalSpider on 16.04.2011 at 22:03

This is a great album! I enjoyed it more than Dark Matter Dimensions thats for sure. Its still not as good as Holographic Universe, but this is without a doubt, a very solid effort. I'll need to listen to it again, assuming I can tear myself away from Septicflesh's The Great Mass.


Holographic Universe is their best and most mature album (in my humble opinion). Maybe I should try that album as well? haha
MetalSpider - 16.04.2011 at 23:40  
  Agreed...its still their best album for me.

You can try Septicflesh's The Great Mass. That album to me is one of their greatest and imo the best album of 2011! Hell, for me its even one of the greatest albums Ive ever listened to. But then again, I'm a huge Septicflesh fan (mainly because of their previous album Communion...and now this of course).

Back to Scar Symmetry, without Alvestam I think the band has lost some of its magic. I think they're doing fine without him and musically I still think its awesome. But vocally (mainly the clean vocals because Robert's growls are bad ass!), its just not the same.
Angelic Storm - 17.04.2011 at 00:08  
 
Written by Kennoth on 16.04.2011 at 23:31
Aww, thx

Alright, here it comes: well, they seem to be well aware of the fact that their progressiveness is their strongest asset and (apparently) not Christian (who I adore). I certainly like it better than their last release which was their most heaviest yet but also lacked some individuality. From the first listening, I'm not disappointed, and I'm not impressed either. There are some great intros, good looking songs, some less good looking. I will dig into it more later but it looks very promising.


Hehe, you're quite welcome.

I will say the first time I listened to it, I didn't love it. Particularly the latter half of the album, which is more complex and less catchy than most of the first half. The songs may not be especially long, but they're still progressive in nature, and not easy to absorb. In fact, some of the songs are the least accessible they've ever done. But further plays does reap rewards. At least they did for me anyways. lol

@Metalspider: I agree totally about Christian. Although Lars is a decent vocalist, any time I hear the clean vocals parts, its hard not to think to myself "this would sound even better with Christian singing it". I don't really feel that with the death vocals, but that's because they sound so much like Christian, there's not really any noticeable difference there. Some may actually prefer Lars' cleans, because they aren't so perfect and sugary sounding, but I definitely prefer Christian's more pristine and precise cleans. Lars' voice has grown on me, and it's certainly not bad enough to make good Scar Symmetry songs sound crappy, but there is a little something missing with Christian gone. But the band still sound great. Have to give kudos to Per and Jonas!

I prefer "Pitch Black Progress" to "Holographic Universe", although the latter has some absolutely amazing songs on it. I think Per and Jonas are just too talented as songwriters and guitarists to make a truly bad album.
MetalSpider - 17.04.2011 at 00:27  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 17.04.2011 at 00:08

Written by Kennoth on 16.04.2011 at 23:31
Aww, thx

Alright, here it comes: well, they seem to be well aware of the fact that their progressiveness is their strongest asset and (apparently) not Christian (who I adore). I certainly like it better than their last release which was their most heaviest yet but also lacked some individuality. From the first listening, I'm not disappointed, and I'm not impressed either. There are some great intros, good looking songs, some less good looking. I will dig into it more later but it looks very promising.


Hehe, you're quite welcome.

I will say the first time I listened to it, I didn't love it. Particularly the latter half of the album, which is more complex and less catchy than most of the first half. The songs may not be especially long, but they're still progressive in nature, and not easy to absorb. In fact, some of the songs are the least accessible they've ever done. But further plays does reap rewards. At least they did for me anyways. lol

@Metalspider: I agree totally about Christian. Although Lars is a decent vocalist, any time I hear the clean vocals parts, its hard not to think to myself "this would sound even better with Christian singing it". I don't really feel that with the death vocals, but that's because they sound so much like Christian, there's not really any noticeable difference there. Some may actually prefer Lars' cleans, because they aren't so perfect and sugary sounding, but I definitely prefer Christian's more pristine and precise cleans. Lars' voice has grown on me, and it's certainly not bad enough to make good Scar Symmetry songs sound crappy, but there is a little something missing with Christian gone. But the band still sound great. Have to give kudos to Per and Jonas!

I prefer "Pitch Black Progress" to "Holographic Universe", although the latter has some absolutely amazing songs on it. I think Per and Jonas are just too talented as songwriters and guitarists to make a truly bad album.


Yeah I get that same feeling when I hear Lars vocals lol. Although he has improved from the last album, Christian is just a much better singer, even if it is more on the poppy side.

Per and Jonas are great songwriters...I definitely enjoy their style. Musically, they haven't created a bad album yet.
Darth Mitchell - 17.04.2011 at 19:28  
 
Written by MetalSpider on 16.04.2011 at 23:40

Back to Scar Symmetry, without Alvestam I think the band has lost some of its magic. I think they're doing fine without him and musically I still think its awesome. But vocally (mainly the clean vocals because Robert's growls are bad ass!), its just not the same.


Agree with the fact that the sound of the band is still good but that the vocals are a little disapointing. But I've got the feeling they are trying to be more commercial with the poppy choruses.... (and that's not a good thing in my opinion)
Angelic Storm - 18.04.2011 at 00:11  
 
Written by Darth Mitchell on 17.04.2011 at 19:28
Agree with the fact that the sound of the band is still good but that the vocals are a little disapointing. But I've got the feeling they are trying to be more commercial with the poppy choruses.... (and that's not a good thing in my opinion)


Hmm... I really don't think they are doing any more poppier choruses now, than they did when Christian was in the band. "Dreaming 24/7" had very poppy verses as well as its chorus, and songs like "Quantumleaper" and of course, "The Illusionist" also had pop-ish choruses. If anything "The Anomaly" aside, I don't think there's anything really pop-ish or commercial about the new album. It's probably their least accessible and catchy record overall. At least for me it is anyways.

@Metalspider: Once again, totally agreed. lol xD
stationarytravel - 18.04.2011 at 08:14  
  The album is good, but in the end it just feels like a less catchy mash-up of everything they've done before.
MetalSpider - 18.04.2011 at 08:54  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 18.04.2011 at 00:11

Written by Darth Mitchell on 17.04.2011 at 19:28
Agree with the fact that the sound of the band is still good but that the vocals are a little disapointing. But I've got the feeling they are trying to be more commercial with the poppy choruses.... (and that's not a good thing in my opinion)


Hmm... I really don't think they are doing any more poppier choruses now, than they did when Christian was in the band. "Dreaming 24/7" had very poppy verses as well as its chorus, and songs like "Quantumleaper" and of course, "The Illusionist" also had pop-ish choruses. If anything "The Anomaly" aside, I don't think there's anything really pop-ish or commercial about the new album. It's probably their least accessible and catchy record overall. At least for me it is anyways.

@Metalspider: Once again, totally agreed. lol xD


lol! Well you know what they say...great minds think alike

And I agree with you again! lol. I think this album is less poppy than anything they've ever done before and is definitely one of the least catchy albums they've done (although Illuminoid Dream Sequence was really catchy for me).

Still though, I've only listened to it once. Maybe my opinion will change slightly after another listen or 2.
Darth Mitchell - 18.04.2011 at 13:58  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 18.04.2011 at 00:11

[Hmm... I really don't think they are doing any more poppier choruses now, than they did when Christian was in the band. "Dreaming 24/7" had very poppy verses as well as its chorus, and songs like "Quantumleaper" and of course, "The Illusionist" also had pop-ish choruses. If anything "The Anomaly" aside, I don't think there's anything really pop-ish or commercial about the new album. It's probably their least accessible and catchy record overall. At least for me it is anyways.


Well I have to say you've got a point. But I in my opinion Quantumleaper, The Illusionist and Dreaming 24/7 (my one favorit songs from SS because of the awesome solo's) were more "heavy" than the songs of the Unseen Empire, because there were more clean vocals and less growls and grunts.
Angelic Storm - 18.04.2011 at 15:18  
 
Written by MetalSpider on 18.04.2011 at 08:54
lol! Well you know what they say...great minds think alike

And I agree with you again! lol. I think this album is less poppy than anything they've ever done before and is definitely one of the least catchy albums they've done (although Illuminoid Dream Sequence was really catchy for me).

Still though, I've only listened to it once. Maybe my opinion will change slightly after another listen or 2.


Hehe, yep they do, and it seems so!

The first 3 tracks are the only ones one the new album that are pretty immediate and catchy. The rest of the album is definitely less accessible than most of SS's earlier material. So overall, I think it is their least poppy and catchy album.

Ive listened to it a few times now, and my opinion hasn't changed as far as the overall catchiness of the album goes. lol xD

@Darth Mitchell: Well, I guess that's just a matter of personal perspective, but those songs definitely to me anyways, are more catchy and poppy than most of what's on the latest album. Oh, and I agree about "Dreaming 24/7"'s guitar work, although the guitar work on that whole album ("Pitch Black Progress") is just dazzling. Jonas really came into his own on that album, and played some great solos to compliment Per's virtuoso shredding.
MetalSpider - 18.04.2011 at 19:55  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 18.04.2011 at 15:18

Written by MetalSpider on 18.04.2011 at 08:54
lol! Well you know what they say...great minds think alike

And I agree with you again! lol. I think this album is less poppy than anything they've ever done before and is definitely one of the least catchy albums they've done (although Illuminoid Dream Sequence was really catchy for me).

Still though, I've only listened to it once. Maybe my opinion will change slightly after another listen or 2.


Hehe, yep they do, and it seems so!

The first 3 tracks are the only ones one the new album that are pretty immediate and catchy. The rest of the album is definitely less accessible than most of SS's earlier material. So overall, I think it is their least poppy and catchy album.

Ive listened to it a few times now, and my opinion hasn't changed as far as the overall catchiness of the album goes. lol xD

@Darth Mitchell: Well, I guess that's just a matter of personal perspective, but those songs definitely to me anyways, are more catchy and poppy than most of what's on the latest album. Oh, and I agree about "Dreaming 24/7"'s guitar work, although the guitar work on that whole album ("Pitch Black Progress") is just dazzling. Jonas really came into his own on that album, and played some great solos to compliment Per's virtuoso shredding.


I've listened to it a 2nd time...and no surprise here...I've got to agree with you yet again! lol. The first 3 songs are the catchiest. Seeds of Eschaton, Rise of the Reptilian Regime and Alpha and Omega are pretty good songs as well...but not as good as the first 3. And the rest of the songs on the album, don't care for them that much.
Malaghost - 19.04.2011 at 19:44  
Rating: 7 For my taste little too melodic with less death elements. This album is MELOdeath at least said. Its definitely decent one, but the best stuff remains the same and it is called Pitch Black Progress. For me around 8/10 at best...
qui_killer - 19.04.2011 at 21:47  
Rating: 7 Scar Symmetry has lost most of their magic after Christian Älvestam left the band.
In my opinion there are very few catchy moments in "The Unseen Empire".
TUE is much better than DMD, but not comparable to their first 3 albums.
TUE is a very solid album, but nothing special, breathtaking in my opinion.
MétalNoir - 20.04.2011 at 03:50  
  The clean vocals are getting better, but it's still not Alvestam...
Wes - 22.04.2011 at 07:37  
Rating: 9 Sounds like it's all over the place. I like it but it lacks strong song structure like earlier albums. Also vocal melodies aren't quite as good as Christian's.
.:Nataras:. - 27.04.2011 at 20:03  
Rating: 6 Just Sell-out!!!
Troy Killjoy - 28.04.2011 at 18:27  
  Dammit there's actually some really strong moments that I enjoy, great melodies, typical Scar Symmetry vocals (which is funny because it takes two vocalists to do the same job)...

But then something weird happens, they totally lose their focus and aggression and melody and just go straight-up pop. Like boy band meets metal. When the clean vocals dominate and the guitars take a back step and the drums are practically unheard of (not worth mentioning the bass, if there is one)...there's just no enticement.

And then they break fast back to hardcore speed and blazing guitars. Way too inconsistent. Not a good album by any means, even if there are moments that stand out more than DMD.
Kamil - 03.05.2011 at 11:27  
Rating: 9
Written by qui_killer on 19.04.2011 at 21:47

Scar Symmetry has lost most of their magic after Christian Älvestam left the band.

People should stop rate this band only because of "Christian Älvestam isn't in the band anymore and there is no Scar Symmetry".
They've started new chapter and stay focus on it.
End of discussion.

Advertise on Metal Storm
Pages: [1] 2


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire 9 14.11.2011 by J. N.
Albums Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity) 7 29.07.2014 by J. N.
Albums The Haunted - Unseen 6.5 18.12.2010 by Angelic Storm
News Scar Symmetry - Guitarist Jonas Kjellgren Leaves The Band 6 06.08.2013 by psykometal
Albums Collapse Under The Empire - Shoulders & Giants 6 07.05.2012 by John Shock



Hits total: 15404 | This month: 126