The power metal of Scanner marked some of the highlights of the late 80s metal bands. Their debut album Hypertrace is created around the storyline of a science fiction adventure. The superb combat unit which represents the main character on the album are musically translated to the riffs and rhythms of Scanner's sound. The high speed energetic compositions are the main focus, while the heavy metal is thrown in to vary the album in diversity. Theatrics are mixed with over the top vocals, as you can hear by listening to the track "Warp 7". The song "Terrion" carries some refreshing riffs and double bass drums, while "Across the Universe" is on the slower side of their sound. Hypertrace can be named as the cult classic of the power metal and deserves recognition as one of the genre's best releases.
Since their formation back in 1986 the German band Scanner performed live in different line-ups. Lead guitarist Axel A.J. Julius is the only band member which was part of their first album.
Hypertrace is available as a limited edition of 500 indivually numbered copies, pressed on Red Vinyl. The album includes the bonus track "Wizard Force".
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Includes insert
- Bonus track: Wizard Force
- Limited & hand numbered Edition of 500 copies on Red Vinyl