Zynic - Blindsided
Synthpop, Electropop Wow, Zynic, how are you ever going to live up to the expectations I have on this album after your smashing debut album 'Fire Walk With Me' back in 2011. Ever since that, I probably mentioned your name in every single synthpop review ever since. Continuously nagging about your greatness, I would not be surprised if our readers are sick about reading your name on this site by now.

In some ways, this is the second hard album for Zynic. With 'Fire Walk With Me', Zynic managed the impossible to make every single track of the 10 track album to be unique and very easy to remember. You know every track, you know its sound and it got stuck right away. In each track you knew the lyrics before you even heard it. With 'Blindsided', Zynic does not manage to go all the way, once again.

HOWEVER, 'Blindsided' is probably the best synthpop album you hear this year, and Zynic is still the most interesting classic synthpop artist around right now (notice the "classic synthpop", leaving room for the more alternative synthpop acts like Kite and Henric de la Cour).

We got 10 new tracks and every single one of them is well produced and great song. In 'Fire Walk With Me', every single track was a potential single and a top hit, it's not really the case with every track on 'Blindsided', and I don't think I expected that either. However, I miss some of the more "edgy" lyrics in this release, here, it's more or less only "Dead End" ("One last endless ride, I soak your head in gasoline. You won't come home tonight. It will look like suicide") that got some more bad ass attitude, and I must say I miss it in some of the tracks.

'Blindsided' is worth your money, your time and your praise. It's a must buy for all synthpop fans. Tracks like "Escape Artist" (I love the melody), "Dead End", "Cardiac Arrest", "Only Human", "Boys of Summer" and "Thanks For Nothing" will make it worth every single penny.
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Zynic - Blindsided

Wow, Zynic, how are you ever going to live up to the expectations I have on this album after your smashing debut album 'Fire Walk With Me' back in 2011. Ever since that, I probably mentioned your name in every single synthpop review ever since. Continuously nagging about your greatness, I would not be surprised if our readers are sick about reading your name on this site by now.

In some ways, this is the second hard album for Zynic. With 'Fire Walk With Me', Zynic managed the impossible to make every single track of the 10 track album to be unique and very easy to remember. You know every track, you know its sound and it got stuck right away. In each track you knew the lyrics before you even heard it. With 'Blindsided', Zynic does not manage to go all the way, once again.

HOWEVER, 'Blindsided' is probably the best synthpop album you hear this year, and Zynic is still the most interesting classic synthpop artist around right now (notice the "classic synthpop", leaving room for the more alternative synthpop acts like Kite and Henric de la Cour).

We got 10 new tracks and every single one of them is well produced and great song. In 'Fire Walk With Me', every single track was a potential single and a top hit, it's not really the case with every track on 'Blindsided', and I don't think I expected that either. However, I miss some of the more "edgy" lyrics in this release, here, it's more or less only "Dead End" ("One last endless ride, I soak your head in gasoline. You won't come home tonight. It will look like suicide") that got some more bad ass attitude, and I must say I miss it in some of the tracks.

'Blindsided' is worth your money, your time and your praise. It's a must buy for all synthpop fans. Tracks like "Escape Artist" (I love the melody), "Dead End", "Cardiac Arrest", "Only Human", "Boys of Summer" and "Thanks For Nothing" will make it worth every single penny. May 10 2013

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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