Monday, April 11, 2011
Syianic - The Cross Has Fallen ! demo tape 1987
Here's a demo tape from my youth that was actually made by some friends of mine and my brothers back in the day. Syianic hailed from Rockland County NY and they released this demo in 1987 and a second demo in 1988 that consisted of only 1 song, but what a killer song it is, more on that later. Anyway, the band feature Glenn (guitars), Rodney( drums) and Damon (bass and vocals) who later went on to play with Non-Fiction with Dan Lorenzo of Hades.
Well, that's enough background let's get to the music. The first 1987 demo is complex underground Death/Thrash metal with tons of good riffs, pounding drums and walking bass lines. In 1988 the band went back into the studio looking to improve on the sound quality of the 87 demo and also to take the music to an even more complex place, and what they ended up with is an epic VoiVoid meets Slayer "Hell Awaits" era sounding masterpiece of a song. Honestly, I am actually a little excited about getting Syianics music out to the masses after all these years so if you like underground metal please give these demos a listen because I think you are in for a treat.
I also need to thank Glenn for hooking me up with these demos again after 20 plus years. I actually wanted to post the demos a while back but I discovered that my original cassette had fallen victim to time and Glenn was kind enough to send me the songs recently so I could complete this post. Also Glenn sent me a copy of his most recent cd from his band "At War With Self" so give them a listen as well (Glenn incorporated a few old Syianic riffs into a couple of the songs). At War With Self have a more progressive sound to their music and Glenn is one hell of a good guitarist...really top notch musicianship on this cd, very impressive indeed...Dave G.
Click HERE to download the 1987 " The Cross Has Fallen" demo, the 1988 demo and a song from the At War With Self - A Familiar Path cd.
At War With Self - A Familiar Path
At War With Self - Purchase compact disc
Posted by Dave G at 5:27 PM