Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe


8.6 | 490 votes |
Release date: 20 June 2008
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive power metal

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01. Morphogenesis
02. Timewave Zero
03. Quantumleaper
04. Artificial Sun Projection
05. The Missing Coordinates
06. Ghost Prototype I - Measurement Of Thought
07. Fear Catalyst
08. Trapezoid
09. Prism And Gate
10. Holographic Universe
11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow
12. Ghost Prototype II - Deus Ex Machina

Top 20 albums of 2008: 14

Line-up
Jonas Kjellgren - guitars
Henrik Ohlsson - drums
Christian Älvestam - vocals
Kenneth Seil - bass
Per Nilsson - guitars

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Jonas Kjellgren and Scar Symmetry in Black Lounge Studios, Avesta, Sweden.
Mastered by Tommy Johansson at Panic-Room Mastering, Skövde, Sweden.

Front-cover artwork and album layout by Patrick Wittstock.
Inner-sleeve photography by Olle Carlsson.
Scar Symmetry logo by Pär Johansson.

Guest review by
Valaskjalf
Rating:
9.4
Theme-wise, Holographic Universe is a continuation of Scar Symmetry's exploration of 'time and space' and which also turns out to be vocal extraordinaire, Christian Älvestam's swansong with the band.

At face value the album sleeve compliments the title of the album well, the music and lyrics are very well integrated within the entire concept of the album and in turn beautifully incorporated within the artwork.

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published 09.10.2009 | Comments (17)

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29.01.2012 - 17:10
BanksD
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Easily my favorite album of all time.
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03.06.2012 - 06:00
GrayWiZZarD
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Amazing MUSIC... and MORPHOGENISIS brought tears to my eyes
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31.05.2016 - 09:48
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
Man I love this album. No matter how many times I've listened to this, it doesn't seem to get old or lose any steam. I just love how the keys blend with the riffs on so many of the songs...but Christian's voice is possibly the best part about it. Does anyone else hear the Devin Townsend influence in the title track?
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31.05.2016 - 13:02
Dima
Written by Necrodamus on 31.05.2016 at 09:48

Man I love this album. No matter how many times I've listened to this, it doesn't seem to get old or lose any steam. I just love how the keys blend with the riffs on so many of the songs...but Christian's voice is possibly the best part about it. Does anyone else hear the Devin Townsend influence in the title track?


Ty for commenting and reminding me this existed. This is one of those bands where I honestly can't tell whether I think they're great because they are or because of blinding nostalgia. What I do know though is that Christian slays. Shame there's not much audible footage of him live with this band.
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01.06.2016 - 08:30
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
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Ty for commenting and reminding me this existed. This is one of those bands where I honestly can't tell whether I think they're great because they are or because of blinding nostalgia. What I do know though is that Christian slays. Shame there's not much audible footage of him live with this band.


The new stuff is actually very good and I think they're going in the right direction. Per Nilsson's guitars are still killer, and the two vocalists have vastly improved since they came in. I know this though: to hear them live with Christian must have been an otherworldly experience, I'm so pissed I never got that chance...
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01.06.2016 - 10:11
Ganondox
Written by Necrodamus on 31.05.2016 at 09:48

Man I love this album. No matter how many times I've listened to this, it doesn't seem to get old or lose any steam. I just love how the keys blend with the riffs on so many of the songs...but Christian's voice is possibly the best part about it. Does anyone else hear the Devin Townsend influence in the title track?


In the chorus, right? It does sound like the chorus to one of his songs.
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01.06.2016 - 10:46
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
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In the chorus, right? It does sound like the chorus to one of his songs.


Actually more so in the intro of the song, which sounds a lot like what Devin has done on his earlier solo albums (the song Truth, in particular). But I do hear some resemblance in the chorus as well. Either way, it was just a nice thing to hear when I listened to it the other day.
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