Pitch Black Progress

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Pitch Black Progress
Studio album by Scar Symmetry
Released April 21, 2006 (2006-04-21)
Studio Black Lounge Studios in Avesta, Sweden during late 2005
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 59:23
Label Nuclear Blast, Dream On
Producer Jonas Kjellgren
Scar Symmetry chronology
Symmetric in Design
Pitch Black Progress
Holographic Universe
Singles from Pitch Black Progress
  1. "The Illusionist"
    Released: 2006
  2. "The Illusionist (re-release)"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Pitch Black Progress is the second studio album by Swedish metal band Scar Symmetry. The album was released in Europe on April 21, 2006 and in North America on May 2, 2006 through Nuclear Blast.

Pitch Black Progress was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Black Lounge Studios, Avesta, Sweden, on various occasions during 2005, by Jonas Kjellgren.[citation needed] The album's artwork and layout was created by Anthony Clarkson. Allmusic praised the album's "uncompromisingly extreme hard-soft dynamics and accompanying, remarkably accessible sing-and-grunt-along choruses".[1]

The track "The Illusionist" was promoted with two different music videos;[2] the second version used as the official video by releasing label Nuclear Blast.[3] The original version is available at the band's own YouTube site.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Henrik Ohlsson.

Standard edition
No. Title Music Length
1. "The Illusionist" Per Nilsson 4:31
2. "Slaves to the Subliminal" Jonas Kjellgren, Christian Älvestam 5:04
3. "Mind Machine" Per Nilsson, Christian Älvestam 3:54
4. "Pitch Black Progress" Jonas Kjellgren 3:26
5. "Calculate the Apocalypse" Per Nilsson 4:01
6. "Dreaming 24/7" Per Nilsson, Christian Älvestam 4:11
7. "Abstracted" Jonas Kjellgren 3:25
8. "The Kaleidoscopic God" Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson, Christian Älvestam 7:09
9. "Retaliator" Jonas Kjellgren, Christian Älvestam 4:13
10. "Oscillation Point" Jonas Kjellgren, Christian Älvestam 4:04
11. "The Path of Least Resistance" Jonas Kjellgren, Christian Älvestam 4:29
Special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Music Length
12. "Carved in Stone" Jonas Kjellgren, Christian Älvestam 5:29
13. "Deviate from the Form" Per Nilsson 5:27


Scar Symmetry

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Europe April 21, 2006 (2006-04-21)
United States May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)
South Korea May 15, 2006 (2006-05-15)