ReEvolution, the second full-length and middle segment of the ongoing dystopian trilogy of albums from Pleasanton, California-based progressive metal supergroup CYNTHESIS, is officially out worldwide today via Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge.
To celebrate its release, today longtime metal outlet Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles is streaming ReEvolution in its entirety alongside a track-by-track breakdown of the album’s storyline by vocalist Erik Rosvold; check it out RIGHT HERE.
A short documentary on ReEvolution and an official video for the track “The Most Trivial Pursuit” are also in the final stages and will be released in the coming days.
CYNTHESIS reunites three of the original members of Zero Hour — brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton (guitars and bass, respectively, both also of Abnormal Thought Patterns) and vocalist Erik Rosvold, along with Enchant drummer Sean Flanagan. Their first albumDeEvolution began a dystopian trilogy of releases, and now the middle installment of the series is set for release with ReEvolution, the engaging storylines of this band’s magnificent anthems as rich as the complex musical arrangements which carry the plot. Mixed and co-produced by Forrester Savell and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, ReEvolution boasts forty-five minutes of some of the most imaginative progressive metal of the year. Preorders for the album can be placed here.
“Their music can be equally elusive and engaging, sparking both curiosity and satisfaction.4/5” – Dangerdog Music Reviews
“There’s a ton of beauty contained within ReEvolution, and though it’s heavy in spots, for the most part this is a progressive rock album filled with rich, atmospheric musical passages and thought provoking lyrical imagery, expertly crafted by the band…4.5/5” – Sea Of Tranquility
“… the overall sound of the music will definitely be of interest to fans of prog bands like Suspyre and Dream Theater, and it’s even possible to pick out some interesting Pink Floyd influences from time to time.” – Metal Underground
“ReEvolution is clean, powerful and straight forward. It’s a progressive head-trip without needing any added sound clips or special effects, save for the layers that give the album its thick, but not overbearing, atmosphere.” – Metal Riot
“Musically, this album flows from gentle acoustic passages to more chaotic guitar riffs and intricate drumming. The album doesn’t feel like just a collection of songs, but a 45 minute long composition that enhances the story.” – We Love Metal