If you look for the word “brutal” on the dictionary, you will find the following meanings: “Extremely ruthless or cruel; Crude or unfeeling in manner of speech; Harsh; unrelenting; vicious; savage; inhuman; severe; beastly” I don’t think the people who writes the dictionary knows Dew-Scented, because if they did, they would include it as one of the first meanings of brutal. Looking at the band name, though, one could seriously doubt that this is a death/thrash metal band, as I’m sure you will agree with me that dew-scented isn’t exactly the most frightening of names and maybe it could be best portrayed by a doom or folk group.
With that being said, forget about the name. Dew-Scented is one of the most cold-blooded, ruthless acts of death/thrash metal out there. Hailing from Germany and formed by vocalist Leif Jensen, these thrashers have been putting out quality efforts since their inception in the early 90’s, and show no signs of slowing down. With new album “Intermination”, they are back with a solid album with no fillers. It is not unique or even that different from the band’s other displays, but it has a good impact nevertheless. You should listen to this when you want to blow off some steam, or even canalize your anger into something. If you like powerful and aggressive displays of music, this is for you. If you prefer a more sophisticated approach, give this a try as well, as it contains a good measure of intrinsic and melodic passages without losing its brutal essence.
Gearing up for the release of the album, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with founding member Lief Jensen. He discusses new album “Intermination”, songwriting, musical direction, lyrical approach, German thrash metal scene, tours & much more.
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