Zynic - Fire Walk With Me
Synthpop, Electropop To be honest, I actually thought my concerns I wrote in the single review would turn out to be true. I had written a pretty nasty one-hit-wonder kind of review in my head of this debut album, even before I've ever heard it. I was so very wrong. In the stagnating scene of synthpop and an endless stream of 6/10 releases, Zynic has managed, not to create something new, but create something that is impressively solid.

If you've heard the debut single, you pretty much now what you are in for in the debut album as well. Catchy, danceable and sometimes cocky synthpop with huge 80's influences. I must say that my favourite tracks are the ones with social criticism; they simply have more edge, even though it would be a crime to underrate the love tracks that is a must in any synthpop album with some self respect.

This is a smorgasbord of hits where each and every one of them has something to add to the experience. "Dreams In Black And White", "My Personal Kryptonite", "Morning Light", "Soul 4 Sale" and "Who's To Blame" are all must have tracks. Still, the 10 tracks are over quickly and you are left only wanting more. However, I think Zynic had great judgement, which many seems to lack, and focused on one solid compact album and left the strays behind. There's no fillers on this one and god damn, am I thankful for that.

Zynic has lived up to the massive expectations the debut single created and only that is something to be proud of. We have a new star, ladies and gentlemen, where he came from, I haven't got the slightest idea, but I'm glad he came.
5
Brutal Resonance

Zynic - Fire Walk With Me

9.5
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Conzoom Records
To be honest, I actually thought my concerns I wrote in the single review would turn out to be true. I had written a pretty nasty one-hit-wonder kind of review in my head of this debut album, even before I've ever heard it. I was so very wrong. In the stagnating scene of synthpop and an endless stream of 6/10 releases, Zynic has managed, not to create something new, but create something that is impressively solid.

If you've heard the debut single, you pretty much now what you are in for in the debut album as well. Catchy, danceable and sometimes cocky synthpop with huge 80's influences. I must say that my favourite tracks are the ones with social criticism; they simply have more edge, even though it would be a crime to underrate the love tracks that is a must in any synthpop album with some self respect.

This is a smorgasbord of hits where each and every one of them has something to add to the experience. "Dreams In Black And White", "My Personal Kryptonite", "Morning Light", "Soul 4 Sale" and "Who's To Blame" are all must have tracks. Still, the 10 tracks are over quickly and you are left only wanting more. However, I think Zynic had great judgement, which many seems to lack, and focused on one solid compact album and left the strays behind. There's no fillers on this one and god damn, am I thankful for that.

Zynic has lived up to the massive expectations the debut single created and only that is something to be proud of. We have a new star, ladies and gentlemen, where he came from, I haven't got the slightest idea, but I'm glad he came.
May 02 2011

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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