This is what it says about "Incinerate" on Allmusic.com: "In sum, Dew-Scented are sticking to what they know best on "Incinerate", to the continued delight of their longtime supporters yet, undoubtedly, similar indifference from those who consider them one-trick ponies. But there are far worse tricks out there in the metal kingdom than this."
For those of us that enjoyed "Incinerate" it's not that surprising that the German thrash gang still delivers on their latest offering "Invocation". Dew-Scented has long ago figured out what they're good at - led-filled riffs, coupled with a furious speed, a speed that sometimes gets interrupted by a heavier than thou delivery and a singer who is pulling towards growling, but still maintaining the thrash-mentality. Listeners of Testament and Hatesphere will surely find themselves right at home in Dew-Scented's music.
"Invocation" is, simply put, a very good album. I've listened to the record quite a few times - and it still doesn't disappoint. When you get music this good, and packaged in a very good production like this of Jörg Uken, it's a true pleasure to bring out the high marks. I can only agree with the quote above - there are far worse tricks than those of Dew-Scented's out there - and the band certainly shows that you don't always have to change a working formula. Sticking to your guns can be just as effective, and when it sounds as good as it does on "Invocation" I'm quite prepared to overseeing the fact that the search for new paths is virtually non-existent on this album.
There are just so many good songs on this record - favoring to stomping the proverbial shit out of their instruments in riff-fests such as Torn To Shreds, Artificial Life and Revel In Contempt to name just a few songs, keeps a broad grin on my face for the duration of the album.
"Invocation" is well worth checking out if you're a fan of meaty thrash metal.
also review of: Incinerate