System Syn – Kill The Light (Album – System Syn)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Pop, Industrial-Pop, Future-Pop.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This must be the fifteenth album by American project System Syn. Driven by Clint Carney the band released several successful releases. This self-released work features ten new songs.

Content: System Syn must be like the American answer to European Electro/Future-Pop formations but the album sounds darker and Imore Industrial. It creates an evil sound polished by carrying choruses.

+ + + : I like the powerful and dark approach of the work which makes me think to an ‘Industrial version of De/Vision and Wolfsheim’. The songs are well-crafted and filled with tiny melancholic doses. I’m not saying System Syn reinvented its sound but there’s a noticeable evolution in the band’s discography. It became somewhat atypical-Pop like and yet very accessible for Electro-Pop lovers. I especially recommend listening to “The Light Was A Lie” which sounds like a sublime and powerful song.

– – – : You’ll also notice a very few happy-sounding passages and other sweet elements in the production which I’ve to confess aren’t my favorites.

Conclusion: System Syn don’t follow the Electro-Pop standards and has clearly established its very own interpretation of the genre. That’s what I like in this album.

Best songs: “The Light Was A Lie”, “Kill The Light”, “Ashes In The Wind”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.systemsyn.com / www.facebook.com/SYSTEMSYNmusic

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