Bright, optimistic songwriting marks Vincenzo Salvia’s latest melodic marvel.
An ambitious album packed with collaborations provides a healthy variety of synthwave and rock fusion.
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.
10 chilling tracks of cinematic synthwave that will transport listeners to the darkest reaches of outer space.
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.
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
Elay Arson’s newest venture into occult music is a diverse and ambitious effort that continues to redefine the darksynth genre
Rating: 75 / 100 Supernova is an endearing and polished creation that occasionally falls into generic songwriting
Rating: 83 / 100 Gost once again disregards music conventions for a unique audio creation that surpasses his past releases in nearly every way.
Rating: 92 / 100 Superdivorce’s sophomore effort is an earnest blend of new wave and alt rock that offers consistently rewarding moments across a diverse selection of songs
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.
Dedicated to ’80s heavy metal and the closely related sounds of speed metal and American power metal.
Rating 93 / 100 Gloom Influx’s incorporation of chiptune music and electronic metal into outrun is an ambitious and remarkably successful creation
Rating 58 / 100 Despite a few exceptional songs, Judas Priest’s latest offering does little to pull the band out of their decades-long slump into mediocrity