The Unseen Empire

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The Unseen Empire
The Unseen Empire.jpg
Studio album by Scar Symmetry
Released15 April 2011 (2011-04-15)
RecordedNovember 2010 – January 2011 at Black Lounge and Abyss Studios
Length43:07
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerPer Nilsson, Jonas Kjellgren
Scar Symmetry chronology
Dark Matter Dimensions
(2009)
The Unseen Empire
(2011)
The Singularity, Phase 1: Neohumanity
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Metalholic8.8/10[2]
Rockfreaks.net7/10 stars[3]
Thrash Hits5.5/6 stars[4]

The Unseen Empire is the fifth full-length studio album by Swedish metal band Scar Symmetry. It was released on 15 April 2011 in Europe, and on 17 May 2011 in North America. The album sold around 1500 copies in the United States in its first week of release, and landed at position number 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart. This is the last album to feature contributions from guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, who left the band in 2013 due to other commitments.

Drummer Henrik Ohlsson said that the album "seeks to expose the hidden hand of the elite that pull the strings of mankind in order to fulfill their agenda of global domination."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Henrik Ohlsson; all music composed by Jonas Kjellgren and Per Nilsson.

No.TitleLength
1."The Anomaly"3:50
2."Illuminoid Dream Sequence"5:01
3."Extinction Mantra"5:31
4."Seers of the Eschaton"5:51
5."Domination Agenda"4:00
6."Astronomicon"4:03
7."Rise of the Reptilian Regime"4:24
8."The Draconian Arrival"5:25
9."Alpha and Omega"5:02
Total length:43:07

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Date Region
15 April 2011[6] Europe
17 May 2011[6] North America

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-unseen-empire-mw0002120603
  2. ^ http://metalholic.co/cd-review-scar-symmetry-the-unseen-empire/
  3. ^ http://rockfreaks.net/albums/4216
  4. ^ http://www.thrashhits.com/2011/04/album-scar-symmetry-the-unseen-empire/
  5. ^ "SCAR SYMMETRY: New Song Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  6. ^ a b http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=156912