Synaescope unleashes a killer slice of progressive post-hardcore with their new EP entitled ‘Unalone’. Fans of The Haunted, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage & Periphery, will not be disappointed when digging into this release. The guys have pieced together one hell of a five-track EP. Meshing some truly head thustinging heavy riffs, soaring melodic choruses leading into pure heartfelt moments of rage and aggression. They take all the best bits on metal, post-hardcore, progressive & modern rock, blending it into an incredibly well-written collection of songs. Unalone catches a world-class act firing on all cylinders with a delivery that carries intense weight and emotion. Unfortunately, with all release shows cancelled as Covid strikes again. Synaescope is yet another band to have their release plans greatly affected. Luckily they have marched forward in sharing this epic release with the world.
Synaescope ‘God Complex’
Not afraid of laying it all on the table, Unalone deals with isolation, depression, pain, loss, hurt and anger – all the fun stuff! Warren Harding (vocals) tells us: “There was a lot of anger built up that I think had to come out in this recording – pissed off with people leaving, pissed off with people dragging their feet and having to do things multiple times, over and over again in terms of tracking, re-tracking and finally getting into the studio. So when that came around, I think you can hear it in my vocal delivery – I either feel lost or pissed most of the time.” Back with a new energy, a massive progression in both songwriting and sound, Synaescope’s new EP Unalone delivers on all fronts and is definitely a band to be keeping an eye on.
Drummer Michael Keeble took some time to tell Jen his Top five favourite drummers.
- David Silveria (Korn): my main influence and where it all started for me. Up until this point I was listening to pop rock. Once I heard the beginning of blind I became obsessed with how David played the drums. I even chromed out my first kit to match his. His style and ability to sit in the pocket is heavily underrated and I still don’t think he gets the respect he deserves. His playing on the first 2 albums is so intricate and when Follow The Leader came out he had learnt to let the song really breath, absolute beast of a drummer and I owe everything I am as a drummer to him. https://youtu.be/Fs_E9TP6cvE
- Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Damage Plan, Hellyeah): what else do you say about this guy. His groove is massive and yet he can be so brutal. He is one of the first dudes I listened to that really wrote parts to complement what the rest of the band was doing. His double kick work is so powerful. For me his drum work on Far Beyond Driven is next level so aggressive yet so musical. https://youtu.be/2-V8kYT1pvE
- Chris Adler (Lamb of God): Chris Adler is a monster behind the kit. I have seen him drum so many times and every time I watch him I’m left speechless at how fast and precise he is. I love his snare tone so much I play his signature snare drum, I just had to have that sound. His hand and feet combos are on fire on every album he played at and he just has that sound that is instantly recognisable. https://youtu.be/6XDOpP1vz0g
- Tomas Haake (Meshuggah): Hands down the best metal drummer alive. How he plays the way he does and still makes it groove defies logic. His drumming really opened my eyes at how technical drumming can get yet how much groove you can still have. Also his use of cymbal stacks which I had never witnessed before in metal was amazing, the sound he used with right hand to ride on blew my mind. Still to this day I get excited when Meshuggah releases a new album. https://youtu.be/axGn6qeJHcM
5. Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory): the best feet to have ever played metal. Demanufacture blew my mind. The things he did on a double kick are literally not human. Without Raymond there is no modern metal drumming in my mind. This guy changed the game, nobody to this day can come close to how he played the double kick yet everyone tries to replicate his kick drum sound and how he plays along to guitar with his feet. One of the all time greats and such a shame he isn’t still playing cause I would have loved to have heard what he would be doing now. https://youtu.be/UOJ5BnKv7QQ
SYNAESCOPE “Consequences Are A Choice”
Synaescopes Unalone is available now from all major streaming services.
EP & merch packs can be ordered directly from the band here.
SYNAESCOPE “Consequences Are A Choice”
Warren Harding – lead vocals
Luke Johnson – guitar
Ishan Karunanayake – guitar
James Brittain – bass
Michael Keeble – drums