Holographic Universe is the third full-length studio album by Swedish metal band Scar Symmetry. It is the last album to feature vocalist Christian Älvestam, who parted ways with the band shortly after the album's completion. It was released on 20 June 2008 in Europe, and on July 7, 2008 in North America. The album peaked on the charts at 37 in Finland, and 65 in Austria. A music video for the song "Morphogenesis" premiered on 18 September.
Scar Symmetry is possibly the first melodic death metal band that I ever listened to, and also probably the first that got me into death metal in general. They are from Sweden, where a whole lot of amazing metal bands come from, and were formed in 2004. They have released 4 studio albums so far, all of which are very different, if you listen closely. In this album, they consist of TWO lead vocalists instead of one, which do different types of vocals in general (one does mostly singing, the other does the death growls and harmonizing). With digital effects added and complicated guitar parts, this album actually fits the cover and name perfectly; That of a Holographic Universe. This album is also very unique with the genre classification in a few songs. The title track is about 9 minutes long, and features more of a progressive death metal sound, though it still shows their signature sound.
Scar Symmetry - 2008 - Holographic Universe - 11 - The Three-Dimensional Shadow 03:57. Scar Symmetry - 2008 - Holographic Universe - 06 - Ghost Prototype I - Measurement Of Thout 04:35. Scar Symmetry - 2008 - Holographic Universe - 07 - Fear Catalyst 05:03. Scar Symmetry - 2008 - Holographic Universe - 03 - Quantumleaper 04:09. Scar Symmetry - Artificial Sun Projection (2008, Holographic Universe) 03:58. Scar Symmetry - 2008 - Holographic Universe (Full Album) 58:45.
Album · 2008 · 12 Songs. Holographic Universe. 11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow. 12. Ghost Prototype II - Deus Ex Machina.
Holographic Universe was recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios, Avesta, Sweden between the 3rd of December 2007 and the 3rd of February 2008. Mastered at Panic-Room Mastering, Skövde, Sweden on the 20th of February 2008. Label Code: LC 07027.
Artists Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe. Holographic Universe Scar Symmetry. This album has an average beat per minute of 141 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 90/200 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Holographic Universe.
|4||Artificial Sun Projection||3:58|
|5||The Missing Coordinates||4:37|
|6||Ghost Prototype I - Measurement Of Thought||4:35|
|9||Prism And Gate||3:46|
|11||The Three-Dimensional Shadow||3:57|
|12||Ghost Prototype II - Deus Ex Machina||6:02|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nuclear Blast GmbH
- Copyright (c) – Nuclear Blast GmbH
- Recorded At – Black Lounge Studios
- Mixed At – Black Lounge Studios
- Mastered At – The Panic Room
- Artwork [Logo] – Pär Johansson
- Bass – Kenneth Seil
- Cover [Front Cover], Layout – Patrick Wittstock
- Drums – Henrik Ohlsson
- Mastered By – Tomas Johansson
- Music By, Lyrics By – Scar Symmetry
- Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Olle Carlsson
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Jonas Kjellgren, Scar Symmetry
- Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson
- Vocals – Christian Älvestam
NotesHolographic Universe was recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios, Avesta, Sweden between the 3rd of December 2007 and the 3rd of February 2008.
Mastered at Panic-Room Mastering, Skövde, Sweden on the 20th of February 2008.
℗+© 2008 Nuclear Blast GmbH • Manufactured in Germany
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 27361 20952 0
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Label Code: LC 07027
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CAP 00205 NB2095-2DLT 02 OMM Technicolor
- Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LR78
- Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI UGAD
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CAP 00205 NB2095-2DLT 01 A03 Technicolor
- Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LR78
- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI UGAE
|NB 2095-2, 2095-2||Scar Symmetry||Holographic Universe (CD, Album)||Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast||NB 2095-2, 2095-2||US||2008|
|PR028CD||Scar Symmetry||Holographic Universe (CD, Album)||Paranoid Records||PR028CD||Brazil||2008|
|none||Scar Symmetry||Holographic Universe (CDr, Album, Promo, Pap)||Nuclear Blast||none||Germany||2008|
|NB 2095-2||Scar Symmetry||Holographic Universe (CD, Album, Promo)||Nuclear Blast||NB 2095-2||Germany||2008|
|NB 2095-2, 27361 20952||Scar Symmetry||Holographic Universe (CD, Album + Box, Ltd, Num, Tin)||Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast||NB 2095-2, 27361 20952||Germany||2008|