The Scalar Process is a progressive death metal band, with ambient and atmospheric influences. “Coagulative Matter”, Will be out on February 19, 2021 through Transcending Obscurity Records
Guitars, Bass, Keyboard, Composition / Eloi Nicod [Dawohl]
Vocals / Mathieu Lefevre
Session Drum / Clement Denys [Fractal Universe]
French technical death metal band The Scalar Process have put together a sublime full length album imbibing everything great about the style and keeping a human element to not render it too mechanical.
This is a highly flamboyant excursion into the realm, brought about with gusto and fervour, exploring various sinuous pathways and atmospheric passages, and leaving a lasting impression at the end of it all. Few albums can pull off this kind of poise and execution, straddling myriad moods and also not meandering long enough to lose momentum.
The album remains suitably aggressive without losing the emotive value. This is for fans of bands such as Coexistence on the label, along with genre stalwarts such as The Zenith Passage, Beyond Creation, Archspire and more, upholding the standards and bringing their own to the table.
The future is bright for this promising young band whose debut should go down as one of the finest in the genre in recent times.
FFO: Fallujah, Coexistence, The Zenith Passage, Beyond Creation, Necrophagist, The Faceless, Hateful, Archspire, Cynic, Inferi.
Release date – February 19, 2021.
Clement Denys (FRACTAL UNIVERSE) – Session drums
Scott Carstairs (FALLUJAH) – Guest Solo on Ink Shadow
Mark Garrett (KARDASHEV, VIRAEMIA) – Guest vocals on Mirror Cognition
Enlia – Female choirs on Azimuth
Tommy Bonnevialle (VIRULENT DEPRAVITY, DEATHAWAITS) – Guest piano solo on Coagulative Matter
Artwork by Bastien Jez
Full Album Stream
Mirror Cognition [Mark Garrett Vocal Guest]
“Coagulative Matter is damn good. At its best, The Scalar Process shows enough flashes of ambition and originality” – Metal Injection (US)
“memorable as well as pulse-pounding” – No Clean Singing (US)
“THE SCALAR PROCESS can deliver on all fronts when weaving together their material” – MetalBite (US)
“stacks up nicely with greats of the genre” – TheMetalWanderlust (US)
“a highly enjoyable album from start to finish” 9/10 – Five Magic Music (US)
“A master stroke!” 90/100 – Acta Infernalis (FR)
“perfectly in the hyper aggressive song with low growls and plenty of blast beats” 8/10 – Avenoctum (UK)
“injects enough diversity into its veins to allow for a unique sonic signature” 8/10 – Metal Temple (GR)
“The ‘wow’ moments on an album that consistently delivers them” 8/10 – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life (UK)
“It’s a cinematically sweet album with much to admire” 82/100 – Antichrist Magazine (UK)
“makes them stand out” 7.5/10 – Greekrebels (GR)
“left a strong impression” – Noob Heavy (Australia)
“one of the best starting off points for tech-death in the new year” – Headbanger Reviews (US)
“is a very complete album” DiosesDelMetal (ES)
“scintillating technical death metal that deserves your attention” – The Independent Voice Magazine (UK)