Artist: Gemini Syndrome
In 2013, we’ve had just as many new bands emerge as we’ve had comeback albums, it seems. Gemini Syndrome is, by far, one of the most impressive of the newer bands. The buzz really began for this band when David Draiman’s new band, Device, took them out on tour. Suddenly, everyone and their grandmothers were speaking of this band called Gemini Syndrome. Who are they? What do they sound like? Well, the band had released 2 songs by this point: One, which was called “Pleasure and Pain”, which is the opening track to their debut album, “Lux” and the other being Basement which was released with a music video. The music video is one of the most captivating I’ve seen this year and really captures the essence of just how unique this band is. If I had to compare them with any other band, I would say the closest to their sound would be Nonpoint. They are a fresh new take on a genre that is slowly going stale with the addition of auto-tune, overplayed radio hits and other things of the like. The band is comprised of 5 individuals: Aaron, who has some of the most compelling lead vocals since James Labrie of Dream Theater, Rich and Mike who both play guitar, AP on bass and Brian on drums. Collectively, this group of guys makes up one of the best rock bands you’ll ever hear. “Lux” is filled with headbanging ballads, heart-felt lyrics and an overall feel/theme that will leave you begging for more.
If you’re a fan of the more radio-friendly type of tracks, you will enjoy “Pleasure and Pain”, “Basement” and “Stardust”. However, if you’re more into the heavier, darker side of things? Check out “Pay For This”, “Take This” and “Babylon”. Make no mistake about it, this album will go down in history with the best of them. The band is a perfect fit for their upcoming tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Avenged Sevenfold, the sounds of the 3 bands will perfectly contrast with each other and make up an incredible line-up, not to be forgotten. If this review has intrigued you or if you’ve heard the couple of tracks I spoke of, please go pick up “Lux” and discover for yourself just how truly captivating this band can be. Furthermore, if you get a chance to see them live, do not hesitate! I’ve been told by several friends that they put on one of the most absolutely killer performances you’ve ever seen! Whatever your vice may be, “Lux” has something for you! It hit stores yesterday so be sure to go pick up your copy before it’s sold out!