Wednesday, 16 September 2015

SMC REVIEW | The Cynz release 'SUPERFAN' album via Bongo Boy Records!

By CA Marshall | Editor-in-Chief
Starlight Music Chronicles

When you first begin listening to Bongo Boy Records newest Recording Artists ‘The Cynz’ and their album ‘Superfan’ (release date: September 8th, 2015), you really don’t hit euphoria until you hit track three with the song ‘Evolution’, and it is true nirvana when you get even further along into the album. What does this mean? Well, to sum it up, this is the equivalent to attending a three day festival: The first day everyone is pumped up and wildly dancing around and by day three, they are walking away, spent, nodding their heads in agreement that they had just witnessed the greatest music fest in their lifetimes. Coolest part about ‘Superfan’ is that you get to listen to it over and over again. This is a true garage rock punk sound that Vocalist Cyndi Dawson and Guitarist/Vocalist Henry Cynz have mastered.

It might sound a little derogatory to say that you need to skip past the first two tracks on the album, ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Superfan’, to get to euphoria, that’s not in actuality what I am stating: truth be told, it is better to compare these two tracks to a ‘hyped up horse kicking at the barn door’ before it is actually released and calms down making this an album that is a powerhouse punch right from the start. THEN you get to the wide open field. ‘Evolution’ is absolutely my favorite on this album as it is a true punk rock sound that brings me back to a time when bands like The Clash and the Sex Pistols were the height of the day.

Going further into the album, you are brought back to earth with the song ‘Learn To Feel Alive’ and I am reminded of the 80’s beats that used to play on the turntable: a softer, more punk/pop sound which always made me fell comforted. ‘Quick Fix’, ‘Miles Between’, ‘Weight of the World’ and ‘Live Like We’re Dead’ pull you back into the swing of things, getting the party started again. ‘I’d rather be me’ and ‘Leave Me Alone’ have some super fun blatant lyrics with smashing guitar riffs which lead into ‘Right To Your Grave’ and ‘Blame It On The Kiss’ , a song that elicits visions of a Rocky Horror Picture show party full of misfits jumping around. The lyrics and sound invoke mischief and fun!

The final track on the album, ‘Something To Steal’ is truly the Sunday night festival encore: The beat combined with astronomical guitar riffs contrasted with softer lyrics is a real trip.

When I listen to this album, I close my eyes and see the Spiked Mohawk hair, Leather, Studs and piercings on the ‘Superfans’ who would  be walking around back in the day with the headset on and walkman tucked in their pockets. The songs are consistent throughout representing the bands persona and genre which will appeal to fans today that are yearning for a return of real and raw punk rock at its best. This is an album you will not want to miss out on. Headphones, anyone?  


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1 comment:

  1. Great review CA Marshall. We are including this piece in our newsletter | email blast on October 1 2015. We love they you write and you have designed your web site.
    Excellent work! Thank you for this great review !