||Back once again to the metal fold is Dew-Scented
with their new masterpiece “Issue VI.” On this CD, they
have a thrashy death sound that really is an onslaught of pain. Death
metal and Slayer-like riffs cover their latest disc like the blood
dripping down a freshly slashed throat! Speaking of which, the vocals
remind me a little of Macabre, along with a more gutteral heave form.
Are there hardcore influences? Probably not, but parts do remind me
a little of Lamb of God and other metallic hardcore. Quantities of
nice technical aspects are spread out along with some shredding solos.
You would almost think that Slayer did them. Death blast beats, catchy
brutal riffs are also well-used components that add to this assault.
Just when you think a song is going to be only an average one, they
throw in an awesome riff or two. “Issue VI” is a very
aggressive, well-rounded, energy-filled disc, and it probably will
end up in your collection.