L-R - Kay Kessler (Drums), Gary Vee (Bass), Paul Iverson (Guitar), James Aniston (Vocals)
Photo Credit – Chris Alexis
Hailing from the metal hotbed of Montreal, Synastry are no stranger to the flourishing scene, having been a part of it in the early 2000s for close to a decade before retreating into the shadows. With newfound vigor, they have returned with a new EP “Civilization’s Coma” and before its official release on Friday, November 27th, its full stream can be heard via its premiere on Bravewords HERE .
The heavily groovy modern metal will be familiar to existing fans of the band while encouraging new listeners to embrace them. This reintroduction will give metalheads a taste of what's to come while being able to stand on its own merit. Synastry shares their thoughts about the release:
“We are very excited to be able to release this EP at the tail end of 2020. It’s been a long, strange year for everyone, and we thought it was time to unleash these songs for everyone’s listening enjoyment. We have been working hard on getting the stars to align with the work we have created, and are looking to get back into everyone’s ears. The lyrical content is from an individual’s view out onto society, and the responsibility of the individual to create a better world.”
This EP is just the start for Synastry who hopes they can bring their energetic live shows back to crowds far and wide post Covid times.
Recommended for anyone who enjoys groove and melodic metal, especially those with an existing fondness for Within The Ruins, and Fear Factory.
1. Civilization’s Coma (3:49)
2. Dead To Me (2:17)
3. Narcomancy (4:41)
EP Length: 10:48
EP Band Line Up:
Paul Iverson – Guitar
Gary Vee – Bass
Kay Kessler – Drums
James Aniston – Vocals
It takes courage for a band to integrate such distinct thrash, death, and industrial influences into a catchy yet multilayered approach as do Montreal’s Synastry.
Each metal listener desires something different and thus a band exists for every taste. Inspired to a certain point by melodic, futuristic death thrash, Synastry binds to these influences a threatening mid-paced groove, atmospheric textures, and the unmistakable gruff and mature vocals of Jimmy Aniston. Flanked by guitarist Paul Iverson and bassist Gary Vee, and backed up by the thunderous Kay Kessler, Synastry is a crushing wall of well thought out and meticulously written metal. Lyrics come from Aniston's impression of the world and his experiences in it which are layered with the collaborative music that all band members contribute to.
Started originally in the early 00s, the Montreal band took the underground scene by storm, they climbed the Myspace ranks, toured the regions, and released “Pallets Of My New World” (2006) (EP) and Blind Eyes Bleed (2008) (LP). In 2012, the band went dormant, where they remained until 2020.
The socially conscious band awoke amidst the widespread uncertainty that swept the globe, with a mission to explore humanity, the singularity, and morality. Forged in the hotbed of metal that is Montreal, they are here to raise the temperature once again with the release of their new EP “Civilization’s Coma” on November 27th.