Sweden's Scar Symmetry was founded in 2004 by vocalist Christian Älvestam
, guitarists Jonas Kjellgren and Per Nilsson
, bassist Kenneth Seil, and drummer Henrik Ohlsson -- all of them veterans of numerous prior heavy metal bands (Carnal Forge
, Altered Aeon
, Incapacity, etc.) -- whose diverse gamut of styles ultimately influenced the new project's own eclectic sound.
Presented to the masses via 2005's Symmetric in Design debut album, Scar Symmetry's material combines death and power metal with progressive flourishes, drawing positive comparisons to bands like Soilwork
and Into Eternity
, and promising great things yet to come. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi