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Dew-Scented - Inwards (7,5/10) - Germany - 2002

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Playing time: 37:50
Band homepage: Dew-Scented


  1. Bitter Conflict
  2. Unconditional
  3. Life Ending Path
  4. Inwards
  5. Blueprints Of Hate
  6. Locked In Motion
  7. Degeneration
  8. Terminal Mindstrip
  9. Feeling Not
  10. Reprisal
Dew-Scented - Inwards
I love this! Lying on your couch at home, the stereo cranked up and a CD that is real fun by its fat production alone. DEW SCENTED is the one and also the music is absolutely listenable.

It is obvious from the beginning that it is Thrash Metal that is thundering out of the speakers here. Fast, merciless and with a guitar-work that unmistakeable bears the signature of Hannemann/King. But it doesn't only remind me of SLAYER, but also older KREATOR shine through in the riffing. The drumming brilliant, hellishly precise and supertight. Unfortunately the vocals cannot keep up with these masterful performances. It's quite good Thrash-shouting, no doubt, but come on, these vocals do not reach the charisma of Mille, Tom Araya or Chuck Billy.

To achieve a long-term-effect like "Reign In Blood" or "Extreme Aggression", to name only two examples, the song-writing would have to get better a notch still. More songs like the incredibly strong starters "Bitter Conflict" and "Unconditional" and the future looks damn bright indeed. Towards the end this Thrashster loses a little momentum. I don't know what these blasts are doing here. Don't like them at all in Thrash Metal…

Still, a good alternative to all those Scandinavian acts, which mostle play Retro or Neo-Thrash. DEW SCENTED have a modern sound, but the guitar-volleys are rather old-school, but also united with some modern, hacked brutalo-parts of the new time. A real kick into the groin!

Ralf Henn

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