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Stream Syndrømes Debut EP, Featuring Members of His Hero is Gone and Masakari



His Hero is Gone are undeniably one of the most influential bands to exist in the hardcore scene. They practically pioneered the crust sound, and their music remains delightfully modern, especially considering they disbanded almost twenty years ago. Masakari ain’t no slouches either; taking cues from bands like Cursed and Discharged, they continued to hold the torch for a subgenre of music that, at one point, seemed to die before its heyday. What happens when you take members from both hardcore juggernauts and put them together? Apparently you end up with Syndrømes.

The awesome self-titled debut from Syndrømes is a force to be reckoned with. It packs as much punch as the bands that came before, but ends up being something that sounds greater than the sum of its parts. In today’s over-crowded hardcore scene this entire album feels like the first drag of a cigarette on a crisp winter night after emerging from a sweat-plagued basement show. It’s filling and choking at the same time, bringing to mind highlighted experiences with bands like Cult LeaderTrap Them, or Young and in the Way.

The debut EP is short, featuring only four tracks, but that’s the way music like this should be experienced. It enhances the whole “burn the candle at both ends” feel of the genre: coming in hard for a landing and only stopping to die out.

Check out the EP in the embed below and, as always, let us know what you think in the comments. It’s only got a run time of about 12 minutes but boy-oh-boy is it a doozy.

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