Dew-Scented - Incinerate (Nuclear Blast Records) - Back
A decade and a half has passed since the inception of Dew-Scented. The band formed in Northern Germany in 1992. Now fifteen years later “Incinerate” is Dew-Scented’s latest effort and follow-up to their 2005 release “Issue VI.” For those that have been living under a rock and haven’t heard much about the band, they are chaotic insanity incarnate with unrelenting aggression. Death, thrash, and speed metals are beaten together like a trio of evil redheaded stepchildren. Some people may say it can be related to more extreme deathcore, but these guys’ roots are way before that fad. The guitars include intense thrash riffage, Swedish death type riffs, pumping and speedy riffage; riffs like a smooth running dragster waiting to take off, and colorful solos. The blasting drums and yelling vocals add to the intensity of this disc and work perfect for their format. These five musicians might not be extraordinary, but they are damn solid. Dew-Scented’s seventh full-length disc was recorded at the same place God Dethroned record, Soundlodge Studios with Jorg Uken in their native Germany. Also the legendary Andy Sneap mixed it. Among his previous efforts Andy has worked with Exodus, Arch Enemy, and Kreator, just to name a few. Speaking of which, there are guest vocals by Mille Petrozza (Kreator), guest guitar solos by riffmaster Jeff Waters (Annihilator) and Gus G. (Firewind). Forty-four minutes and thirteen tracks including an intro and outro, and good songs like “Into the Arms of Misery” and “Retain the Scars.” Can’t ask for much more these days.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins