The most notable recordings in the violent and extreme evolution of synthwave music.
Glitch Black’s latest full-length album is a well-realized musical venture into dystopian science fiction dominated by machines, and it’s one of the artist’s best releases to date.
An examination of the gritty and extreme outgrowth of synthwave music.
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: 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: 83 / 100 Gost once again disregards music conventions for a unique audio creation that surpasses his past releases in nearly every way.
Rating: 94 / 100 Shredder 1984’s cyberpunk-themed second album is a borderline masterpiece that offers a handful of the best darksynth songs recorded to date.
An in-depth look at the history, present, and future of the synthwave genre.
Rating: 45 / 100 Carpenter Brut’s long-awaited return is a feverish misfire packed with cringeworthy kitsch and mutilated attempts at metal fusion