Good Morning! Here’s a New Scar Symmetry Song Called “Limits to Infinity”
Death Jovi-merchants Scar Symmetry have been an odd beast ever since Christian Ålvestam left the band / was dismissed of his vocal duties. That was all the way back in 2008, the band’s released two decent new albums since then and the project has always mostly been Per Nilsson’s baby anyway. Still, I haven’t quite gotten over it: neither Roberth Karlsson or Lars Palmqvist are as talented as Ålvestam, and having two singers up on stage looks bizarre live. ALSO, founding guitarist Jonas Kjellgren left the band last year too!
But let’s try and judge the new Scar Symmetry song “Limits to Infinity” for what it is rather than on our view of the band’s history. It’s… alright. It sounds like Scar Symmetry, I’ll give it that much. Those are some typically solid riffs, and that searing keyboard-lead in the intro is awesome. The mid-tempo verse is classic SS (even if Palmqvist’s cleans can’t match Ålvestam’s). But then the chorus is a total cop-out! The same four chords as every pop song ever. Come on, dudes, try harder! The song’s catchy, though, I’ll give it that — no surprise — and I’ll probably be humming it under my breath all day. Such is the curse of Death Jovi.
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