SYN{A}PSE / Press

“SYN(A)PSE connects its listeners to a violently cathartic and commiserate psychic state through driving chord progressions and affrontations of monolithic noise. The Canadian metal alternative battery arms itself with ample musical competence and confessional lyricality. The band lists the likes of Thrice, Tool, and Alexisonfire as influences, but Metallica, Foo Fighters, and other purveyors of melodical metal and groove-laden grunge are further affectors of this oceanfront quartet’s hot-blue aesthetic. In their album Auditory Complex, instrumentation is loud but precise, the lyrics sentimental but honest, and SYN(A)PSE’s aberrant energy enforces a commanding respect and attention in the listener...”