Review: Emissaries of Syn – Off Message (EP)

Posted: May 20, 2015 in Reviews
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"Off-message" EP cover art

Self proclaimed ‘grind n roll’ speed freaks Emissaries of Syn comes screaming from the hills to deliver us this, ‘Off Message’, seven songs in 15 minutes of dirty, punk fuelled social anarchy.

‘Einstein’s Monsters’ catapults us into horror inspired grinding mayhem, galloping along with no care for your personal safety. There’s something a bit Lee Dorian about the vocals, which rail against all the staples that grind/punk bands would; religions, media, the establishments etc. Bonus points for the best song title of 2015 with ‘The Only Way is Ethics’ by the way, that’s ace. Each song flies past with gleeful abandon, injecting a healthy dose of humour into the proceedings.

This helps Emissaries of Syn be more than just another crust punk band that rails against social injustices. The songs are actually pretty tuneful, which I assume where the ‘n roll’ bit of ‘grind n roll’ comes in. They’re memorable, with some clever song titles and some brilliant riffing. I’d definitely recommending find a copy of this to listen to if you enjoy quality crust punk tunes that aren’t totally nihilistic.

  1. mark says:

    massively appreciate your interest and positive words, cheers sir!

  2. mark says:

    if you haven’t noticed we’ve got a new ep out, fill your boots and hope you enjoy! 🙂

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