SINOPTIK know something about moving forward in the face of adversity. Having formed in Eastern Ukraine, the band has moved to escape war and spread their blend of classic rock and contemporary prog sounds. Their latest single, “Standalone Syndrome”, is a testament to positivity, but plays like a loud-and-fierce fight song.
For a three-piece band, SINOPTIK know how to make a lot of sound. Playing with chaos and order, the track opens with waves of sound pierced by a strong melodious synth, then opens up with poised vocals. During the 5+ minutes of the track, the guitar shifts roles multiple times and becomes a rolling highlight. This deviation is typical of SINOPTIK, who aren’t a group to stay still for long, and leave us wondering where this shift in sound will lead.
Check out the video for “Standalone Syndrome” here.