Nima : Since the release of their debut album 'Immortelle' (1996), Germany's Dew-Scented have grown out to a hard value of European thrash. With every album the band set a step forwards and especially showed hugged progress on their last two albums 'Issue VI' (2005) and 'Incinerate' (2007).
On their eight output 'Invocation' the band continues that line and again shows progress on every matter. Musically the album fits perfectly to the band's predecessor. The wrought-up thrash with a death metal touch sounds even more intense, tighter and more convincing than before. Old-school thrash is ever the basic, only this time the band seems to have found a better balance between the traditional sound and the modern approach. There is again a main role for the gentlemen guitar players Micheal Borchers and Martin Walczak, who shine on the album with killer riffs and genius solo work. Shouter and front man Leif Jensen sounds angrier and more wrought-up than before and has a greater impact on the whole picture. Jörg Uken's (God Dethroned and Sinister a.o.) fantastic production gives the songs that little extra push in the back and the album literally blast from to the end. Generally put 'Invocation' has a rather wrought-up character. However, they haven't hesitated in decelerating regularly and have left enough room for melodies as well, without losing aggression and intensity out of sight.
Shortly put Dew-Scented has delivered ten fantastic thrashers (not counting the two short instrumental intros) with 'Invocation', that will apply to both the old school as the new generation of thrashers and fans of extreme, technical metal. A positive purchase-advice is definitely appropriate in this case.