The Crack Magazine review of The Forbidden

Published: 14/01/2017

If you’re looking for a carefree and joyous start to 2017 then give this album as wide a berth as you possibly can. Synoiz is a north-east artist whose previous two albums have displayed his prowess in eking out real emotion from ambient drones, but here he has ramped up the sense of dread noticeably, with tracks going by titles such as Empty Corridors and Some Inhuman Remains. He doesn’t go through too many gears, but if you enjoy being infected by sonics that seem to shift ominously through your entire being, then get ready to party.