Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Scars Are Soulless is a project driven by Chip Calise. He has been involved with different projects (like Vigilante) and is busy with Scars Are Soulless for several years now. “Vendetta” was originally written in 2012, but didn’t get an official release until a deal was found with Insane Records. The songs have been mastered and released, “Vendetta” featuring nine tracks.
Content: From the very first notes you’ll hear the Dark-Electro inspiration emerging from the cold lead and harsh vocals. The album features aggressive sequences, a few Industrial sound treatments and some orchestral arrangements. The work reveals melodic passages and the alternation between harder- and slower songs. You’ll also notice a few instrumental edits featuring the excellent “Final Victory”.
+ + + : It’s a damned good thing “Vendetta” has been finally released. There are some excellent –and even potential hits featured here. The Dark-Electro style sounds rather ‘classical’, but the work is diversified. The previously mentioned “Final Victory” is a great piece of music; melodic and empowered by Industrial sound treatments. But I also have to mention the more orchestral sounding “Never Forgive, Never Forget”, which is also accomplished with Industrial noises. One more attention grabber is “Eyes Of The Deceiver”, which also is one of the most aggressive pieces from the work.
– – – : I’m less impressed by the softer side of the album. It’s however a pity the album only features 9 songs.
Conclusion: Scars Of Soulless is an interesting project, “Vendetta” clearly reveals a true potential, which I hope will incite the artist to release new songs.
Best songs: “Final Victory”, “Never Forgive, Never Forget”, “Eyes Of The Deceiver”, “A Past To Burn”.