11/21/2007 - Review by: Eric Compton
Scarve - The Undercurrent - 2007 - Listenable Records
Scarve is making waves globally by their addition to the Meshuggah Euro tour. The band is the only support for the tour and the act was hand picked by Meshuggah for the tour. Fans of the abrassive, brutal technical aspect of today's extreme metal will find Scarve a worthy listen. The band was formed in 1993 and since then has released three records. This new album, their fourth, is entitled "The Undercurrent" and finds the band right on cue with their previous efforts, this one enriched by machine like tendencies that incorporate chugging riffs, blast beats, and layers upon layers of sonic foundations. The album was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork, Meshuggah) and features vocals from ex-Darkane screamer Lawrence Mackrory.
The Bottom Line - A brutal piece of death metal that requires repeated listens to completely grasp the entire scope of the band's sound. For me personally this is way over my head, however fans of this type of sound should find this very appealing.
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