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January 2017
Released: 2016, Final Gate Records
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: UK Team

Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Viking Metal, etc, etc. It seems for every new band that comes out, three new sub genres of extreme metal are invented.

Scalpture isn’t intersted in coming up with new styles of metal. The group has been playing nothing but straight up traditional, old fashioned Death Metal since the band was formed in Bielefeld, Germany in 2009.

And they do a damn good job of it.

On their first full album release, Panzerdoktrin, Scalpture brings back the early thunderous and aggressive sound of early 90’s Death Metal. Heavy and brutal without a hint of any type of “core.” The group has a sound and look that is very similar to Bolt Thrower. For this reviewer, that could not be anything less than a compliment as Bolt Thrower has always been one of the best Death Metal acts in existence.

The album starts out with a slow march with the appropriately titled, “Forward March.” Once the band and listener have marched into war, all hell breaks loose. Songs like, “Lead from Ahead” and “No rest, No Sleep, No Peace” are real stands out and have already found themselves into my personal rotation.

If your a fan of the classic era of Death Metal, pick this one up.

Reviewed by Andrew Risch
Track Listing

1. Forward March...

02. ...Panzer Hooray!

03. Lead From Ahead

04. Dam Busters

05. Flattened Horizons (Pounding Howitzers)

06. No Rest, No Sleep, No Peace

07. Incursion

08. Not a Single Step Back

09. Embrace the Afterglow


Thorsten - Vocals
Felix - Guitar
Tobias - Guitar
Anselm - Bass

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