Megascavenger - As Dystopia Beckons (album review)

Megascavenger
As Dystopia Beckons
Selfmadegod Records
Release: 01 March 2016

Megascavenger's As Dystopia Beckons lives up to its name. The songs sound like some futuristic dystopian society ruled by machines. It's dark and heavy. As Dystopia Beckons has an industrial feel to it. This blends with speed metal and black metal and creates an overwhelming foreboding album. The guitars are quite blistering and frenetic. The cacophony of composition adds to the unease you feel listening to the album. Rogga Johansson goes a long way to paint with music. He's created an album that evokes unease and fear. The tracks on As Dystopia Beckons are sludgetastically heavy. The drumming beats you into submission while the guitars unrelentingly scream at you. Megascavenger is the right blend of industrial futuristic composition with heavy death metal structure. It sometimes comes across as overly technical and unnecessary in measure. Then tracks like 'The Harrowing of Hell' come on and blow you away in it's perfection. Megascavenger's As Dystopia Beckons is worth a listen.

Track Listing:
1. ROTTING DOMAIN (Sven Gross of Fleshcrawl)
2. THE MACHINE THAT TURNS HUMANS INTO SLOP (David Ingram of Hail of Bullets, Echelon, ex-Benediction, ex-Bolt Thrower)
3. DEAD CITY (Jocke Svensson of Entrails)
4. AS THE LAST DAY HAS PASSED (Teddy Möller of Loch Vostok, The Experiment No.Q, The Hidden)
5. THE HELL THAT IS THIS WORLD (Kam Lee of ex-Massacre, ex-Mantas, Bone Gnawer, The Grotesquery)
6. DEAD ROTTING AND EXPOSED (Brynjar Helgetun of Crypticus, Johansson & Speckmann, Just Before Dawn)
7. STEEL THROUGH FLESH EXTRAVAGANZA (Adrie Kloosterwaard of Sinister)
8.. THE HARROWING OF HELL (Kam Lee ex-Massacre, ex-Mantas, Bone Gnawer, The Grotesquery)
9. AS DYSTOPIA BECKONS

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