Sunday, October 9, 2011
Syntax (USA) - DEMO (2009)
1. Expanded Universe
2. Rape Aesthetic
4. Yinchorri Uprising
5. Evacuation Plan
6. Shattered Teeth (The Advantages of Disadvantage)
7. Empty Sky (Promise)
8. The Myth of Sisyphus
9. Throne (Instrumental)
Syntax, as a band of Discordance Axis worshipers and general noise & speed enthusiasts, is another band that ought to have been posted on cephscope much, much earlier. Had someone played me, for example, 'Elegy' without letting me know about what I'm listening to, I'd probably ask something along the lines of... "Has Chang unearthed some lost recordings or is DxAx back together?" Sounds like Asterisk performing in a space between Ulterior and Jouhou, all the way down to a perceivable "lack" of distortion on the guitar, and a thin, trashcan presence of the snare.
A part of me enjoys the shit out of the demo, and I heartily recommend it to any grind & Disco Axis fan, yet in the end I'd really, really like to hear something more from the band. It is also somewhat understandable if this is exactly what they want out of their sound, but I'd still ask of them to review the ranks of wondrous, wide-eyed DxAx worshippers that they've joined by the power of these recordings, e.g. Asterisk, White Eyes, Agents of Abhorrence, Jesus Egg...
BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL! (Mediafire)
That's what they're doing, there, investing their efforts by the power of a castle, while it is the castle that really contains the power. Build your own castle! And, "He-Man"?! How fucked up and suggestive is that, especially in certain other languages, where you'd pronounce He-Man and hymen the exactly same way... Andrew's similar thoughts are to be found on Grind & Punishment.