Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Last update/review: November 1, 2014

Scar Symmetry

Scar Symmetry is one of those pseudo-side projects, where various members of various bands decide to hook up and form a group that doesn't conflict with their main bands. Modern melodic death metal is the focus here (Soilwork is frequently mentioned as a soundalike), with vocals alternating between very growly death and reasonably melodic clean, some keyboards lending an atmospheric touch, and of course riffing that alternates between death crunchiness and harmonized leads. There's nothing fundamentally wrong here, but overall there isn't a great deal of personality, and the band seems to be straddling the line between a more brutal death approach and a mainstream melodeath style. A decent effort, par for the course and not a bad listen, but not an essential purchase.

Current Members

Roberth Karlsson

vocals

Lars Palmqvist

vocals

Per Nilsson

guitars (Nocturnal Rites, ex-World Below)

Benjamin Ellis

bass

Henrik Ohlsson

drums (ex-Mutant, ex-Theory In Practice)

Former Members/Guests

Christian Älvestam

vocals (Solution .45, Torchbearer)

Jonas Kjellgren

guitars (ex-Carnal Forge, Centinex, guest for October Tide, ex-World Below)

Kenneth Seil

bass



Discography


Symmetric In Design  
2005 Metal Blade
  1. Chaosweaver
  2. 2012 - The Demise of the 5th Sun
  3. Dominion
  4. Underneath the Surface
  5. Reborn
  6. Veil of Illusions
  7. Obscure Alliance
  8. Hybrid Cult
  9. Orchestrate the Infinite
  10. Detach from the Outcome
  11. Seeds of Rebellion
  12. The Eleventh Sphere
  • Christian Älvestam
  • Jonas Kjellgren
  • Per Nilsson
  • Kenneth Seil
  • Henrik Ohlsson



Pitch Black Progress  
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Illusionist
  2. Slaves To The Subliminal
  3. Mind Machine
  4. Pitch Black Progress
  5. Calculate The Apocalypse
  6. Dreaming 24/7
  7. Abstracted
  8. The Kaleidoscopic God
  9. Retaliator
  10. Oscillation Point
  11. The Path of Least Resistance
  12. Carved in Stone
  13. Deviate From the Form
  • Christian Älvestam
  • Jonas Kjellgren
  • Per Nilsson
  • Kenneth Seil
  • Henrik Ohlsson
2006 Readers' Album #51




Holographic Universe  
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. Morphogenesis ()
  2. Timewave Zero ()
  3. Quantumleaper ()
  4. Artificial Sun Projection ()
  5. The Missing Coordinates ()
  6. Ghost Prototype I (Measurement of Thought) ()
  7. Fear Catalyst ()
  8. Trapezoid ()
  9. Prism and Gate ()
  10. Holographic Universe ()
  11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow ()
  12. Ghost Prototype II (Deus Ex Machina) ()
  • Christian Älvestam
  • Jonas Kjellgren
  • Per Nilsson
  • Kenneth Seil
  • Henrik Ohlsson
2008 Readers' Album #24




Dark Matter Dimensions  
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Iconoclast
  2. The Consciousness Eaters
  3. Noumenon And Phenomenon
  4. Ascension Chamber
  5. Mechanical Soul Cybernetics
  6. Non-Human Era
  7. Dark Matter Dimensions
  8. Sculptor Void
  9. A Parenthesis In Eternity
  10. Frequency-Shifter
  11. Radiant Strain
  12. Pariah
  • Roberth Karlsson
  • Lars Palmqvist
  • Jonas Kjellgren
  • Per Nilsson
  • Kenneth Seil
  • Henrik Ohlsson
2009 Readers' Album #81




The Unseen Empire  
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Anomaly
  2. Illuminoid Dream Sequence
  3. Extinction Mantra
  4. Seers of the Eschaton
  5. Domination Agenda
  6. Astronomicon
  7. Rise of the Reptilian Regime
  8. The Draconian Arrival
  9. Alpha and Omega
  • Roberth Karlsson
  • Lars Palmqvist
  • Jonas Kjellgren
  • Per Nilsson
  • Kenneth Seil
  • Henrik Ohlsson



The Singularity (Phase 1 - Neohumanity)  
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Shape of Things to Come
  2. Neohuman
  3. Limits to Infinity
  4. Cryonic Harvest
  5. The Spiral Timeshift
  6. Children of the Integrated Circuit
  7. Neuromancers
  8. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon
  • Roberth Karlsson
  • Lars Palmqvist
  • Per Nilsson
  • Kenneth Seil
  • Henrik Ohlsson




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