Manifesto Magazine review of Shock! Horror!

Published: 02/11/2010

While Synoiz's last release Ever Emptiness/Silhouettes might “have you looking over your shoulder... in a good way”, on this Halloween themed single that aspect is laid on thick, to a less than chilling result. With a name like 'Shock! Horror!', I have a sneaking suspicion that might be intentional... Behind the haunting strings and creaking synthesisers, the anguished wails, murmurs and howls dotted throughout are actually genuinely unnerving. Meanwhile, the 'Sinister Mix' sounds almost tribal, with added backing percussion and slurred chanting.