Montreal’s Synastry made a name for themselves back in the late 2000s with the release of LP Blind Eyes Bleed (Year Of The Sun Records) (2008) and debut EP Pallets Of My New World (2006). After hiding in the shadows for nearly a decade, the band returns to the mosh pit with a brand new offering, EP Civilization’s Coma announced to be unleashed on November 27th, 2020, which is planned to be the foundation to re-introducing themselves to the metal community along with a full length to follow in 2021.
The comments on their resurrection:
«We think that people will enjoy the new EP. It is very much of the time, and we are confident that fans in 2020 will groove on Synastry. We are trying to reintroduce our sound and our band, and think that the Civilizations Coma will give fans a taste of what’s to come while being able to stand on its own merit. We think that the tracks on the EP work well with each other, and in relation to the next few releases we have planned, should accomplish the goal of re-establishing us with fans and our extreme sounds. With this EP, it may be short, and sweet, as the cliché goes, but fans who know us from our previous releases will notice we went from heavy to heavier. We think we have grown and that is reflected in these three new songs, with of course plenty more to come».
A re-acquaintance to Synastry’s trademark aggressive groove, Civilization’s Coma will have listeners moving and head banging with its in your face attitude, music, and vocals. It’s an attacking, melodic, proggy, djenty, death metal record, laying down a new path for the quartet.
Heavy and punishing, Synastry is recommended for fans of Veil Of Maya, Born Of Osiris, and Within The Ruins.
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 Anastasopolous’ 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.
«Synastry deliver their brand of classic death metal with an industrial twist. The result is a Thrashy head-long experiment into the brutal and somewhat futuristic. Musically tight and heavy with mean riffs, Synastry try to head into a new direction for Metal«C», states Sea Of Tranquility.
Synastry – Civilization’s Coma