Published: January 30, 2013
By: Anand Harsh
In the punk spirit of a 7" split, Phrenik and newcomers Synops have gone in on a joint EP, Final Conflict. Sounding like an unreleased Halo soundtrack, or better yet the backing score to the next Transformers movie, this ultra-heavy trio of tracks is as precise as it is skull-crushing. The title track shows off some collaborative skills, while the other two individual tracks retain that orchestral feel that courses throughout the release. Hailing from Moldova, the Synops trio makes quite the statement with "Incursion." Not sure how these two sonic forces met, but sparks have definitely flown.