SCARRED - SHADOW OF CONSPIRACY
Metal To Infinity
I have promised in the review about the EP Scarred just released, listening to
the name of “Haunting Memories”, I will make a review about their full
length album too. This record is released in 2006 and I’ve bought it somewhere
in that era.
to the EP I received from this band and because of the fact I adored it I took
some time searching this one in my collection. And yes, only one spin reminded
me why I like this band so much! This is pure US Power / Thrash, a band that
deserves all of your attention!
of Metal Church, Nevermore, Jacob’s Dream, Hanker, Spirit Web etc. will easily
pick this one up. Catchy and razor edged riffs on technical and difficult
foundations, that’s what every song contains! Talking about the foundations I
can tell you the drum parts are pretty remarkable, although the production could
have been far better.
Add fantastic and cold shivering acoustic arrangements, some outstanding
solos and powerful mid tempi structures with great played double bass drums!
Scarred delivers Metal songs with different mixed styles; Heavy, Power, Thrash…
this album you’ll hear Scarred’s first singer, Sammy D. The man has a good
voice, strong enough for this kind of music but to me he’s not equal to the
new singer. Nevertheless I’ve heard him doing some awesome things, including a
fantastic scream in “Mirror image”. On the softer parts of Scarred his voice
stands tall and he proves that he is a good singer. Nevertheless I am convinced
Scarred improved with Eric Calor behind the microphones.
songs on this album are typical US Power / Thrash, mostly unpredictable and dark.
Also if we mention the song writing I have to admit Scarred took a few steps
forward on their EP. Don’t get me wrong; “Shadow Of Conspiracy”
contains great songs but the EP has more capabilities for a bigger crowd and
brought me more joy.
Maybe it’s unfair to compare both but I don’t actually mind. This is
a good Heavy Metal release, the EP is a fantastic one!
you should check it out yourself. It’s not that difficult; just surf to http://www.myspace.com/scarredmetal
and you’ll easily find out either this band will please your or
Points: 79 / 100 (Review
by Officer Nice)
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