Binary Empire by Sinthetic
Date Released 3/21/2012 Sales 16 Listens 31
Domain of the Binary Empire fades in with synth pads and glitchy effects. Volume steadily increases, until...
Lilith's seven-string, polyrhythmic, djent-chugging locks down with similarly syncopated drums loaded with presence and bass. After N.E.O.S.' keyboard blips join in, and after the duo has assaulted the listener for 33 seconds, N.E.O.S. robotically and coldly declares:
WE ARE IN CONTROL
Welcome to Binary Empire, Sinthetic's third album. Here the cyber-metal duo attempts to vary their sonic palette, utilizing more clean guitars and melody than before, in addition to the sonic djent assault listeners are familiar with.
"Binary Empire is intended to musically represent the two sides of technology: The side that helps us, and the side that is destroys us. We are using these smooth synths and clean guitars to represent the cold beauty of the artificial" says Lilith.
While the sound is varied, the atmosphere is constant. Frontline Supremacy is a frightening exercise in chugging and shock-and-awe riffing, Cybersensual has a cold, refreshing beauty and smooth guitar work, and Elysium Walk closes the album with a finale of soaring leads over epic synths, calling to mind golden fields of a somewhat somber utopia.
Catch Sinthetic on the Decibel Destruction tour 2012, opening for Dysmorphica!
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by N.E.O.S.
Guitars, bass, drums- Lilith
Keyboards, programming, vocals- N.E.O.S.
Guest monologue on track 3 by Hayden Frasco
- 1. Domain of the Binary Empire
- 2. When All Is Artificial
- 3. Frontline Supremacy
- 4. Cybersensual
- 5. Mirrorflesh
- 6. :Seraph:
- 7. Shriek of the Abyss
- 8. The Glass Hour
- 9. Omega Proficiency
- 10. Isolation
- 11. Elysium Walk
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"Damn! Still @ #1, huh?"TMTYTF
"Sinthetic are striving for greatness, and this release hits it out of the park. The concept is stellar and timely. The songs are...well, what can I really say? These are some of the coolest songs assembled in one place!"theHoseman
"Just took another Elysium Walk through the avenues of this instant classic by Sinthetic. Unbelievably epic."Raybo
"This is gonna go all the way to the top! "The Glass Hour" reminds me of Awake-era Dream Theater. However, "Mirrorflesh" is my favorite song. Great job, and I hope I see more from you guys."Tyman
"This will not leave my CD player anytime soon. I love the cover art! And dude.......the songs......so heavy... sometimes confusing and disorienting due to the polyrhythms and intense sonic assault....but in a good way. Sinthetic, you've done it again."Crypt_Keeper
"Truly excellent in every way. This is a master class in how to build a "figment." Well done ChildofAlma!"Eric
"Ridiculously awesome. My Mirrorflesh is crawling. Nice work."Raybo
"Just when I thought this band couldn't get better."hammerdod
"WOW! this album is awesome, Polyrhythms and synth with heavy ass guitar and bass mixed with soft melodies... I can't get enough of it! Two thumbs up!"GingaNinja
"DAMN!!! Sinthetic is back with another fantastic album called "Binary Empire". It opens with the bone crushing "Domain of the Binary Empire", then moves right along to "When All Is Artificial", another fantastic track. I'm also diggin' "Cybersensual", "Shriek of the Abyss", and "Elysium Walk". I also love the cover because of its originality, although it reminds me a little of Sci-Fi movies."TMTYTF