- Product Code: NB 2346-0
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The fourth full-length album by the Swedish Melodic Groove Metal band.
Scar Symmetry returns with two vocalists, giving their trademark sound even a more intensive punch! The mix of various styles is even more dominant than on their previous albums.
It is the first album to feature new vocalists Roberth Karlsson and Lars Palmqvist after Christian Älvestam's departure.
The combination of melody and forceful aggression that served band so well in the past continues to serve them well on "Dark Matter Dimensions". Many of Scar Symmetry's fans were concerned about their future when, in 2008, former lead singer Christian Älvestam announced that he was leaving, but this 2009 release finds the Swedish outfit bouncing back nicely. With "Dark Matter Dimensions", Scar Symmetry unveil two new lead singers: Roberth Karlsson and Lars Palmqvist. Älvestam took care of both the extreme and clean lead vocals on the band's pre-2009 recordings, but on "Dark Matter Dimensions", Scar Symmetry assign Karlsson the Cookie Monster growling and put Palmqvist in charge of the clean lead vocals. Karlsson and Palmqvist both rise to the occasion on an album that does a fine job of balancing intensity and musicality; as bombastic as parts of this 47-minute CD can be, there is never any doubt that melody, nuance, and intricacy are high priorities for Scar Symmetry. Old-school Power Metal and Progressive Metal aren't minor influences on "Dark Matter Dimensions" - they are prominent influences, and it is obvious that these Swedes value craftsmanship as much as they value balls-to-the-wall intensity. This excellent album leaves no doubt that there is life after Älvestam for Scar Symmetry!
Limited edition digipack contains bonus track “Pariah”!
Nuclear Blast GmbH, 2009 (NB 2346-0). Made in Germany. First press.
1. The Iconoclast 5:07
2. The Consciousness Eaters 4:42
3. Noumenon And Phenomenon 4:14
4. Ascension Chamber 3:48
5. Mechanical Soul Cybernetics 3:27
6. Nonhuman Era 4:45
7. Dark Matter Dimensions 4:12
8. Sculptor Void 5:23
9. A Parenthesis In Eternity 4:42
10. Frequencyshifter 3:15
11. Radiant Strain 4:16
12. Pariah 5:23
Total playing time: 53:14