Scanner are a band from Germany that has been around since the 80's and plays a mixture of power and speed metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Judgement" which was released by Massacre Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some symphonic elements and after the intro the music goes into more of an old school 80's power/speed metal direction while also keeping the leads and adding in clean singing vocals which also bring in back up gang shouts at times and on one of the tracks bring in nature sound and spoken word parts.
You can hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing while some of the drumming and guitars brings in a touch of thrash to the bands musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a good mixture of slwo, mid paced and fast parts.
Scanner plays a style of power/speed metal that is very heavily rooted in the 80's but also showing a more aggressive take on the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover science fiction, poetic and mythology themes themes.
In my opinion Scanner are a very great sounding mixture of power and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nevermore" 'Battle of Poseidan" "Known Better" and "The Legionary". 8 out of 10.