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DEW-SCENTED “Intermination” (Review)

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Intermination
Prosthetic Records
Release Date: 30 June 2015
Score: 8 Stars

“A record that has many facets that will motivate and mandate repeated listening to capture the vision of these musicians.”

Thrash / death metal band Dew-Scented, from Germany, has been spewing out records since 1996 and all of them starting with the letter ‘I’. As it turns out it’s not just Morbid Angel that have a fascination with the alphabet.

In nature there are King Bees and Worker bees and one cannot exist without the other. In music the same can be perceived. There are bands like Sodom, Kreator and Destruction (King Bees) and there are bands like this and Unleashed that keep making very good music and unleashing solid records every other year and give all of the extreme music scene relevance.

The fact that this band is not as popular as it should be might originate in the fact that they are too melodic to appeal to some death metal fans and too extreme to appeal to thrash metal fans as their music hangs comfortably in the middle. The vocalizations have a clear death metal leniency but the rhythm section and guitar riffs and solos could easily fit on a thrash metal album or better yet on a New Wave of Swedish Death Metal record.

The chaotic and breakneck speed pace are always tempered with a well placed guitar solo that proves these guys have total control over the instruments and after all these years have become force to be reckoned with. Some songs veer for the more brutal side than others but one thing the band never loses sight of is their strong sense of melody. A record that has many facets that will motivate and mandate repeated listening to capture the vision of these musicians.