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Genetics “Cynosure” review

Genetics “Cynosure” review

Artist: Genetics

Album: Cynosure

Release Date: May 17th 2019

Reviewer: Jase L Herbert

Metal has always followed a structure of drums, bass, guitars and vocals.

Every so often a band will throw in an instrumental track on an album just to mix things up a bit and occasionally musicians like Joe Satriani, Nita Strauss or Steve Vai will come along and blow everyone away!

Very rarely will a band come along and do a full album of instrumental tracks or have no vocalist at all. Then along comes a band like Genetics who let the music itself be the voice of the tracks, the guitars are the vocals and the bass are the harmonies, which is exactly what is delivered on their new album “Cynosure”.

Now I know what you’re thinking

1. What does Cynosure mean?

2. Why are there no words?

Well I’m glad you asked!

Firstly “Cynosure” itself means “a person or things that is the centre of attention or admiration” (thank you Webster’s Dictionary) and that’s exactly what the music in itself is, the centre of attention rather than lingering in the background.

As to “why no vocals”? Granted vocals are usually that sprinkling of salt and pepper that go on that music steak. Sometimes though there is no need for it, and this album is one of those examples. Every single one of the eight tracks on “Cynosure” tells a different story of it’s own (think of an album as a book and each track is a different chapter)!

The twin guitars of Shane Leadbeater and Samuel Joseph sing loud in harmony with Jay Orr’s driving Bass and Luke Spies Drums. This is one album you must get your hands on, an easy album to have on repeat…

Check out “Samsara” here:

Find Genetics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geneticsbandaus/


Pre Order “Cynosure” here: https://geneticsband.bandcamp.com/album/cynosure


April 21st, 2019

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