Über Scar Symmetry
Scar Symmetry are a five-piece melodic death-metal act from Sweden that formed in 2004. The band's extremely varied songs and fluid transitions -- from heavy-duty crunch to the sweetest of melodies riding over blastbeat drums -- have some folks talking about a resurgence of the once-burgeoning Scandinavian metal scene. With three albums to their credit, and having recorded for both Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade, Scar Symmetry, while inhabiting the same milieu as Children of Bodom and Dimmu Borgir, pack an astonishing array of metal styles into each song and exhibit a technical ability impressive enough to make them hard to ignore. Their first album, Symmetric in Design, appeared in 2005, Pitch Black Progress followed in 2006 and the band put out Holographic Universe in 2008.