L-R – Kay Kessler (Drums), Gary Vee (Bass), Paul Iverson (Guitar), James Aniston (Vocals)
Photo Credit – Chris Alexis
Montreal, Canada's Synastry will have a second EP out, less than six months after unleashing “Civilization’s Coma” . The new EP, “Dividing The Double Helix” is thematically similar to the first and before it officially releases on March 26th, it is streaming in full on Decibel Magazine HERE .
One of the prime focuses of the group is to stay true to themselves, while they keep writing heavier yet groovy music, there is an underlying method to the madness. They like brutality, but don’t try to be brutal for brutalities' sake. They further explain the new release in their own words:
“We are very excited to be able to release this EP as the second in the string of releases coming from Synastry since our renaissance in 2020. Listeners will love the hooks and the musicianship on these three songs, which are strong enough to stand on their own and when combined makes “Dividing The Double Helix” is an EP that will grab you and won’t let go!”
Synastry is just getting started, but they are quickly falling into their stride. According to the band, these three songs are part of a big batch of songs they have recorded and are slowly releasing. The lyrics for these songs and all other songs to be released find themselves in a kind of disjointed tapestry that follows an ever-growing story.
Aggressive and groovy, “Dividing The Double Helix” is a fast-paced groove fest that will hook you from the first note and make you bang your head throughout. It is recommended for fans of Within the Ruins, Fear Factory, and Slipknot.
1. Dividing The Double Helix (3:37)
2. Cryolife (4:04)
3. Assembly Line Asylum (5:02)
EP Length: 12:44
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 James 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 and awakened the world with the rumbling sounds of their resurrection in the form of EP “Civilization’s Coma”. Its mission amidst the widespread uncertainty of Covid times was to sweep the globe and to explore humanity, the singularity, and its morality.
Just like a rising phoenix, Synastry continues to burn its flames by kicking off 2021 with another EP.
Entitled “Dividing The Double Helix”, the EP is three tracks best described as a fast-paced groove fest that will once again hook fans from the first note and make you bang your head throughout. It’s simply heavy groovy brutality!
“We hope to give fans more of what they are used to from us, without rehashing old ideas. Thematically these 3 songs are similar to Civilization’s Coma EP, but the delivery is different. The lyrics from these three new tracks are very personal to me. It comes from my impression of how I feel I fit in the modern world, and how I see myself.” says vocalist James Aniston.
“Dividing The Double Helix” is due out on March 26, 2021.