Inwards

DEW-SCENTED

DEW-SCENTED - Inwards

Released on: 2002-01-14

A savage lesson in violence: Dew-Scented is back and heavier than ever! Formed in 1992, it didn’t long before Dew-Scented felt ready to release their first demo tape “Symbolization” in the winter of 1993. The Northern German band gained a huge amount of positive feedback within the global underground scene with the six-song tape. Consequently, a handful of labels expressed interest in signing Dew-Scented (an Edgar Allan Poe inspired name). In the end the band signed a record deal with Steamhammer Records/SPV and released their debut album “Immortelle” in February 1996. Dew-Scented managed to achieve a very solid reputation of being an aggressive, very intense live experience after supporting bands such as Overkill and others . The band also promoted the release of their first full-length record by touring with Edge Of Sanity, Lake Of Tears and Sadist, several short trips with the likes of Morbid Angel and Arch Enemy as well as a highly successful 10 date tour through Italy. Their ongoing work in the concert circuit, unfortunately, caused the natural process of some line-up changes. These changes, nevertheless, didn’t stop the band from growing into a more solid, mature unit who immediately began concentrating on writing more compact and relentless songs for the follow-up album. “Innoscent”, released in the early summer of 1998 through Grind Syndicate Media/NBR, impressed listeners with voracious songs as well as a pounding final mix production courtesy of cult producer Dan Swanö. Dew-Scented once again headed out to present the album on European stages. A sting of tours followed with Death, the "Summer Clash" festival tour with Deicide, Six Feet Under and Brutal Truth, a gig at Wacken Open Air 1998 and plenty of single shows with bands as diverse in style as Dismember or Night In Gales. Without any actual time-off the band managed to complete a new album which was released in the summer of 1999. “Ill-Natured” marked the band’s most acclaimed production so far and featured the most elaborate Dew-Scented song writing. The band successfully merged death and thrash metal elements, striking melody with technical passages and all the while still never forgetting about the total brutality that the music should convey. The press reaction was superb: 11/12 - Heavy Oder Was?!, 8/10 - Spin City/B, 6/7 - Hammer, 14/15 - Deftone, 8/10 - Grindzone/I, 8/10 - Psycho!/I, 8,5/10 - Rock Hard, 80/100 - Aardschok/NL, etc. Dew-Scented, once again, hit the road and performed as much as possible, including a European tour supporting Overkill and Annihilator, several different festival shows (Wave Gotik Treffen, Fuck The Commerce, Summer Breeze, etc.), gigs with Immortal, Primordial, Warhammer, Vader, Cryptopsy and Tankard to name a few. All these appearances were highlighted by an amazing 4 date tour of Japan alongside Defleshed and Night In Gales. In the summer of 2001 Dew-Scented entered the respected Stage One Studios with producer Andy Classen (Krisiun, Holy Moses, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, etc.) to nail down the fourth full-length album, “Inwards”. With the consistent line-up from the last couple of years (Leffe Jensen - Vocals, Patrick Heims - Bass, Floryan Müller - Guitars and Uwe Werning - Drums), Dew-Scented fully impress on these 10 new songs with thoroughly catchy writing, uncompromising heaviness, skullcrushing guitar riffs, technically outstanding power-drumming, wrecking bass-lines and a completely devastating vocal deliverance. All in all, “Inwards” turned out to be an album with an energetic approach that is second to none; a truly indispensable brutal thrash metal jewel perfectly suitable for fans of Slayer and Death as well as At The Gates and The Haunted. Tired of looking for a total adrenaline-rush, a final speed overkill or simply an unquestionably good extreme metal release? You just can’t go wrong with Dew-Scented and “Inwards”...

Track list
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
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