Classical instrumentation and themes of theistic Satanism accent a diverse and ambitious darksynth debut
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