An in-depth look at the history, present, and future of the synthwave genre.
An examination of the gritty and extreme outgrowth of synthwave music.
Nothing is Lost offers a rewarding collection of instrumental and vocal-driven popwave music that rivals and often exceeds prominent releases in the style.
Rating: 68 / 100 A handful of great songs are hidden within Timecop1983’s latest venture into dreamy soundscapes, though it can be hard to find them among the overly similar compositions.
Rating: 97 / 100 The follow-up to the 2017 Synthwave Album of the Year matches the power and brilliance of its predecessor in every way
Rating: 78 / 100 Top-notch technical execution and production values pair darksynth with vintage science fiction for mostly enjoyable results.
Rating: 98 / 100 Aggressive songwriting paired with nuanced and compelling compositions make Undead Thrasher a masterpiece of metal-minded darksynth
Rating: 87 / 100 Sleepwalking is a finely crafted — though somewhat uneven — creation that occasionally achieves pop perfection
Rating: 79 / 100 Elay Arson’s newest venture into occult music is a diverse and frequently exciting effort that continues to redefine the darksynth genre
Rating: 75 / 100 Supernova is an endearing and polished creation that occasionally falls into generic songwriting
The evolution of synthwave music focused on science fiction and cyberpunk themes.