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Album Review

Scars of Time, the first album from Norway's Deride, doesn't sound much like its Scandinavian metal predecessors — save, perhaps, Entombed, whom they resemble in tonal density, and Meshuggah, whom they resemble during the more experimental, precise moments. In other words, this is not Bathory. More often than not, Deride aspires to the stomp-core of American bands like Machinehead, Biohazard, Pantera, and Crowbar. However, Scars of Time does have its share of soaring heights; not quite as operatic as an Emperor, they are melodic nonetheless. This is heavyweight stuff, but the hammering insistence can grow tiresome. To borrow from a cooking expression, there are only so many ways to boil water.

Customer Reviews


these guys are awesome. they sound just like slipknot so they must be good and thy are

mick fan

not bad but nothing compares to slipknot you would understand if you were a real maggot

Great metal album

Album ranks with my all time favs. Have the dynamics that a lot of metal bands lack, and their use of clean vocals doesn't sound as trite as so much of the crap that's out there today. Also note the song lengths - they get in, hit it hard, and get out - songs are tight but still heavy. Driven to Perversion and Cast from Thee are fantastic.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Chasing the well-known legacy of Northern European metal bands, Norwegian Deride manages to present daring compositions. Combining heavy metal's classical references with original and ponderous notes, the band ultimately offers their sole mark within the metal style. Deride started their operations in 1995 in their hometown of Bergen, Norway. Borre H. Michelsen (vocals), Ole Walaunet (guitar), Johan Alme (bass), and Kjetil Greve (drums) secured the original lineup of the crew. A few months after...
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Scars of Time, Deride
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  • $9.90
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: Jun 12, 2001

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