Synthetic – Clepsydra: Time Against Infinity

Label: ROAR!  Playing Time: 60 min  Release: 2nd October 2020


Synthetic are quite a young band, which releases its second full-length album. In terms of music they play Modern Metal, which is enriched by different elements, for example symphonic and progressive parts and dark, ambient vibes.

The mixture sounds quite exciting… but the album as a whole is only partially exciting. This is actually not a matter of the superb sound or the good performance by all of the musicians. It is in fact a matter of the songs themselves. Most of them sound to uniformly, which is a result of the exchangeable guitar riffs and the keyboard layers which are (more or less) omnipresent. In addition, the songs are too long for their content of details and different parts. Last but not least, there is a lack of memorable elements. Although there are some good ideas in the second half of the album, no melodies or choruses have this certain ear candy effect.

All in all, “Clepsydra:…” does not fully convince me. Which is a pity because the band has a lot of potential. Let’s see what happens in the future…

  • 6/10
    Bewertung / rating - 6/10

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