The band Immortal Sÿnn states, «Loud and fast metal to get you pumped! A Heavy Metal band from Denver, CO. We play a mix of traditional and thrash metal!».
Force Of Habit is the upcoming sophomore record from Colorado heavy metal group, Immortal Sÿnn. It is their first full-length album since 2017’s Machine Men. Recording and mixing took place at Rusty Sun Audio in Parker, CO with engineer Nick Nodurft, and was mastered by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX, As I Lay Dying, The Casualties, et al.) at The Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, CO. The cover art was created by Mike Learn (Megadeth, Trixter, Grateful Dead) of Mike Learn Airbrush.
This new record will be an evolution of the sound heard on Machine Men, but will also see the group continue into the realm of thrash metal, which was prevalent on the Capitol Punishment EP. The song, Anamnesis, shows the more melodic side of the band and is a polished track made for radio.
Lyrically, Force Of Habit is slightly less political than on previous releases, but still touches on general issues such as government corruption and nuclear weapons. It also touches on some contemporary issues like the femicide in Mexico and the riots of 2020. As always, tracks like Satan’s Tavern and The Mailman Son show the less serious, tongue-in-cheek side of Immortal Sÿnn.
Due to guitarist Miguel Ruiz and bassist Andrew Cope’s firing after the band’s 2019 summer tour, almost all of the instrumentation on the record was handled by drummer Axel Berrios and guitarist/founder, Tony Z. New bass player Frantz Pierre and lead guitarist Brad Wagner did not join the band until close to the record’s completion. However, the bass for Anamnesis was re-recorded from the single version to include Frantz, and Brad did manage to record solos on The Ballad Of Marvin Heemeyer, Nuclear Terror, Denver Nights and Force Of Habit.
Force Of Habit also marks the full-length debut of vocalist Duel Shape, who joined the band in March 2020, and has a style heavily-influenced by bands such as Cinderella, Dangerous Toys, and Mötley Crüe. All members of the band contribute vocal harmonies to this record, and in some cases, perform lead duty, like The Mailman Song, where Tony Z takes over as singer.
The album is set for release on May 7, 2021. It will be released digitally at synnstore.com and all major streaming sites as is standard, and will contain an Apple Music/iTunes exclusive track called, The Night Is Young, wherein Duel and Frantz switch off on lead vocals.
Force Of Habit also marks a continuation of having friends of the band perform as guests on certain songs. Whiskey II: The Wrath Of Corn features a guitar solo from Scott Uhl of Spiral Cell, and flute work from Marisol Vazquez. La Balada showcases the vocal talents of Sharone Borik (Sharone) and Mia Paris (Crimson Derecho), while The Night Is Young and State Oppression feature guitar solos from Allen Maddox (Scarlet Canary, Heartsick Heroine).
Immortal Sÿnn is:
Duel Shape – lead vocals
Tony Z – rhythm/lead guitar/vocals
Axel Berrios – drums/vocals
Frantz Pierre – bass/vocals
Brad Wagner – lead guitar/vocals
2. Fight The Prince
4. The Ballad of Marvin Heemeyer
5. The Mailman Song
6. Nuclear Terror
7. Satan’s Tavern
8. Denver Nights
9. Force of Habit
10. Whiskey II: The Wrath of Corn