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The Migration, Scale the Summit’s fourth studio album, left me a little puzzled. It definitely SOUNDS like Scale the Summit so, if you’re super into jazzier instrumental music that features rock instrumentation, you won’t be disappointed. Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier maneuver their guitars tactfully, creating an immense wall of sound with the help of a substantial amount of delay at times, which adds to many of the tracks’ ethereal feel. Unlike many guitar-driven instrumental albums though, there is absolutely no sense of overplaying. It’s refreshing, in a sense, to hear lead guitar performed in such a way that allows for the song to breathe, instead of forcing cascades of notes into your ear just for the sake of being featured on Guitar World’s “Betcha Can’t Play This.”

Dew-Scented celebrates 20 years of deadly thrash metal with their upcoming anniversary release, Insurgent, due May 28 via Prosthetic Records in North America and available now for pre-order. Insurgent features a mix of new originals, live tracks and rare covers – 19 songs and 76 minutes in all. One brand new track, “Confronting Entropy,” is now available for streaming on Soundcloud – listen below. The cover art for Insurgent, was completed by Björn Gooßes (Killustrations.net).

German thrasher’s Dew-Scented have finally released a stream of the new song “Sworn to Obey” from their upcoming album Icarus which you can hear on SoundCloud below. The album, which will be released via Prosthetic on July 31st in North America, will feature the track listing as listed below, which was just released to the public today!