Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)



8.2 | 151 votes |
Release date: 3 October 2014
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive power metal

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01. The Shape Of Things To Come
02. Neohuman
03. Limits To Infinity
04. Cryonic Harvest
05. The Spiral Timeshift
06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit
07. Neuromancers
08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon

Line-up
Roberth "Robban" Karlsson - vocals
Lars Palmqvist - vocals
Per Nilsson - guitars
Henrik Ohlsson - drums
Kenneth Seil - bass

Additional info
Artwork by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.

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29.07.2014 - 17:50
J. N.
"Swedish melo-death metallers Scar Symmetry are set to release their new album and successor to 2011's highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire this fall. The new creation is called The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity) and will be out on October 03 (EU), October 06 (UK & France) and October 14 (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast and it is the first part of a concept album trilogy.

Check out the mind-blowing cover artwork created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, who will be doing the entire artwork for the forthcoming album trilogy.

More details and information on The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity) will follow soon!"

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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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28.08.2014 - 05:56
Stunning Cactus
Good news! I can't wait to hear more of Per's guitar chops; he is astounding!
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"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
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25.09.2014 - 19:09
Rating: 10
Wes
Written by Stunning Cactus on 28.08.2014 at 05:56

Good news! I can't wait to hear more of Per's guitar chops; he is astounding!


God yes he is! I've been re-listening to the first two albums, his song writing and solos are just awesome.
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02.10.2014 - 16:27
Rating: 10
Westvann
Fantastic album! I've been a fan of this band since late 2008 and every release have a special place in my heart!

This is beside Holographic Universe and The Unseen Empire as my favourite albums from them, maybe even topping them both off

On my third spin and I think this is my new favourite, both from this year and SS as a whole.
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02.10.2014 - 18:34
Rating: 10
Wes
It's clear to me that Per and the band are the most inspired they've ever been together. Unlike Unseen, guitar solos have direction and confidence and a heavier weight, with less noodling. A lot of people might prefer Unseen however.

Will have to comment more later.
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02.10.2014 - 23:47
Rating: 9
Hazelnut Nero
We all love HU and after three listens in a row i strongly believe that it is one of the best things i've heard this year . It is a challenging record that has a lot to offer and does not bore you at all as the previous 2 ( oupsss !!!.........ok unseen was a bit better ) .
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04.10.2014 - 02:56
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Certainly a step-up in terms of song structure, with respect to their last album. However, the melodies don't stand out as much. Quite a bit of cheese and the tone of the clean vocals don't help in that respect. Hopefully the inspired melodies and solos from the "Älvestam-era" will return in the upcoming two albums
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08.10.2014 - 00:43
deathflea
Definitely a step in the right direction. This is easily the best album from phase two of their career. It seems like they've tried to stop emulating what an amazing talent Alvestam was and have started working around the abilities (and limitations) of their current talent. Great guitar work and the most solid release since Holographic Universe. Nice to hear Per Nilsson playing with new life and direction. Such and awesome guitarist. It would be great to say "Man, if they can just get Christian and Jonas back then..." but, honestly, I don't know if either would fit anymore. Good rebirth for SS. Enjoyable once again.
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08.10.2014 - 12:31
Rating: 7
sharkruisher
Interesting concept and the music has its moments, but I miss a good, strong chorus.

Hopefully, this is just the warm up and we will see great things in the remaining two phases
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09.10.2014 - 00:01
Rating: 5
raveneffect
Currently listening to this and I have to say I absolutely hate the clean parts . Not that I have anything against Clean vocals on Death Metal or something, but it just goes bland and utterly common most of the times. Its almost annoying how often they shift from one to another.

There are some high points here, like the whole structure of Neohuman. Theres a lot of boring parts but Midway through the song gets quite enjoyable. Cryonic Harvest also has some really cool guitar parts, too bad the melodic vocals ruin it. and, speaking of guitars, intro of The Spiral Timeshift is awesome...but again, fails a few seconds after.

Production-wise its ok. Drums has a few flaws but, again, nothing major, everything is audible enough.

Not my cup of tea by any means.
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14.10.2014 - 21:24
MetalManic
Written by raveneffect on 09.10.2014 at 00:01

Currently listening to this and I have to say I absolutely hate the clean parts . Not that I have anything against Clean vocals on Death Metal or something, but it just goes bland and utterly common most of the times. Its almost annoying how often they shift from one to another.

There are some high points here, like the whole structure of Neohuman. Theres a lot of boring parts but Midway through the song gets quite enjoyable. Cryonic Harvest also has some really cool guitar parts, too bad the melodic vocals ruin it. and, speaking of guitars, intro of The Spiral Timeshift is awesome...but again, fails a few seconds after.

Production-wise its ok. Drums has a few flaws but, again, nothing major, everything is audible enough.

Not my cup of tea by any means.



A few days to digest now. Do you still hold the same opinion?
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15.10.2014 - 11:47
Rating: 5
raveneffect
Written by MetalManic on 14.10.2014 at 21:24

Written by raveneffect on 09.10.2014 at 00:01

Currently listening to this and I have to say I absolutely hate the clean parts . Not that I have anything against Clean vocals on Death Metal or something, but it just goes bland and utterly common most of the times. Its almost annoying how often they shift from one to another.

There are some high points here, like the whole structure of Neohuman. Theres a lot of boring parts but Midway through the song gets quite enjoyable. Cryonic Harvest also has some really cool guitar parts, too bad the melodic vocals ruin it. and, speaking of guitars, intro of The Spiral Timeshift is awesome...but again, fails a few seconds after.

Production-wise its ok. Drums has a few flaws but, again, nothing major, everything is audible enough.

Not my cup of tea by any means.



A few days to digest now. Do you still hold the same opinion?


Yeah. This type of music isnt my cup of tea and, besides that, I dont find it particularly cohesive at all
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15.10.2014 - 20:43
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
In my opinion this is their greatest album since Holographic Universe (and maybe surpasses it). Everything flows together nicely and fits into place. The vocals are vastly improved and show that these guys aren't slowing down anytime soon. Can't wait to hear what they have in store for the next installment (part 2).
EDIT: No way this surpasses Holographic Universe. No idea why I even thought that to begin with. But still stoked for the next album.
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12.11.2014 - 09:51
Stunning Cactus
Neohuman is probably the best track on this album. So beautiful and melodic.
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"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
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24.11.2014 - 15:56
Rating: 10
schlakt
This album is beautiful! best release this year by far imo.
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15.12.2014 - 02:16
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The album starts off cheesy and messy, but it steadily improves until the end.

If they combined the memorable groove and melody from Unseen with the improved songwriting shown here, we'd have a killer album.
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