At the end of 2020, Montreal’s Synastry released their EP “Civilization’s Coma”, marking the band’s rebirth and return from being silent for nearly a decade. The band manage to integrate thrash, death, and industrial influences into a catchy yet multilayered approach.
A second EP comes later this month offering more groove and aggressiveness than the first, and it’s apparent that Synastry aims to give fans more of what they are used to, without rehashing old ideas. Thematically these three new songs are similar to “Civilization’s Coma”, but the delivery takes a different form. The band shares their thoughts on the EP’s title track and single “Dividing The Double Helix”:
“We are very happy to be able to share this track with listeners everywhere. It’s the kind of song that will hook you right away and has a little something for everyone. As you listen to it more and more, you can hear your cells dividing and your DNA being infiltrated by Synastry’s relentless grooves!”
Started originally in the early 00s, the Montreal band took the underground scene by storm, 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 last year. Their mission amidst the widespread uncertainty of Covid times was to sweep the globe and to explore humanity, the singularity, and its morality.
There is more in store for fans of Synastry, they explain that the lyrical concept for this EP and the rest of the EPs they are planning on releasing are written from the viewpoint of the individual’s view of themselves in relation to society. The hope that the individual can take the responsibility to be ‘better’ for the whole while not compromising their own wants, needs, and beliefs.
“Dividing The Double Helix” is heavy, modern metal that is easy to get into, but at the same time, interesting enough to not be a flash in the pan.
FFO Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, and Within the Ruins.
“Dividing The Double Helix” is out March 26th.Share this :