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Dew Scented-Impact-Nuclear Blast-2003 Reviewed by Chaoslord

Track Listing
1. Final Resistance
2. Hours Passed In Exile
3. Monochromatic Stains
4. Single Part Of Two
5. The Treason Wall
6. Format C: For Cortex
7. Damage Done
8. Cathode Ray Sunshine
9. The Enemy
10. White Noise / Black Silence
11. Ex Nihilo
Thrash is back in style apparently.

This is Dew Scented's sophomore release and is chock full of old school thrash. Lots of people will say "Oh they just sound like somebody else" or "I can think of five other bands that sound like them". Well so fucking what!! Nowadays, there isn't much variety floating around in the metal world and you just stick with what you like. If you don't like it then don't listen to it. But enough with the small rant.

Dew Scented is fast and brutal. If you are planning on driving and listening to this album, use extreme caution because this album will cause you to speed and become enraged while playing ensues. Fast, melodic guitars, bombastic drum beats and Haunted style vocals comprise this CD. For fans of thrash this something you will thoroughly enjoy. The best thing I can say for those of you who are looking for something heavy but not repetitous is to give this CD a listen.

If you are a fan of The Haunted, then you will definitely like this album. It is very reminiscent of "The Haunted Made Me Do It". So much so that there is a song that almost resembles "Bury Your Dead" that appears on the aforementioned album. Check out this CD if you want something fast and melodic.


--Chaoslord 03.23.04

About this Writer:
Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: DEW SCENTED
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
ImpactedDew Scented
2003
Greg Watson3/23/2004
IncinerateDew Scented
2007
Etiam8/17/2007
Issue VIDew Scented
2005
Eric Compton6/26/2005


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: DEW SCENTED
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
InterminationDew Scented
2015
Greg Watson8/21/2015


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