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The Unseen Empire

Album: Scar Symmetry – The Unseen Empire

April 5th, 2011

Scar Symmetry
The Unseen Empire
Nuclear Blast
15 April 2011

by Tom Dare

Draw a line in the sand right here – The Unseen Empire marks the point at which Lars Palmqvist and Robert Karlsson step out from the not inconsiderable shadow of Christian Älvestam and take full, authoritative ownership of their roles in Scar Symmetry. If anything, the interplay between the impassioned, emotive but ballsy clean singing and the death growls is even more effective than the (admittedly brilliant) sole singer.
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