After being silent for nearly a decade, Montreal’s Synastry unleashed their new EP “Civilization’s Coma” this past November. The band made a name for themselves on the Quebec and Ontario tour circuits in the early 2000s along with their releases Pallets Of My New World (2006) (EP) and Blind Eyes Bleed (2008) (LP). In 2012, the band went dormant, where they remained until 2020 remerging from the shadows.
Today the band is sharing their lyric video for their new EP’s title track, which can be viewed HERE.
The band adds:
“The title track of the EP is a dissonant groove fest that gets into you and doesn’t let go. Everything is super heavy yet infectious. Vocals have the longest continuous scream by James Aniston doing a 22 second inhale scream starting at 2:34. The lyrics are about how civilization is on autopilot, consideration, and compassion is out the window for everyone, yet we all share the suffering for it, but choose to do nothing.”
With newfound vigor, “Civilization’s Coma” is filled with heavy groovy modern metal that 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. 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