Transylvanian Metal

Syn Ze Şase Tri – Stăpîn Peste Stăpîni Review

Syn Ze Şase Tri – Stăpîn Peste Stăpîni Review

Syn Ze Şase Tri is a Romanian band hailing from from—no joke—Transylvania, and whose material I had the pure luck to discover by my naïve dedication to trying to review everything that ever landed in my mailbox back in the early days. The band’s first record, Între două lumi, was the victim of brutal mastering job which rendered the mp3s I received in the promotional material unlistenable. ” Will these Carpathian creepers have the aural bite to win AMG’s love this time around?

Syn Ze Şase Tri – Între două lumi Review

Syn Ze Şase Tri – Între două lumi Review

The audiophile in the age of digital mastering has some serious things to contend with. I mean, the amount of equipment out there and the ease of acquisition means that more and more people can do things themselves, but the quality isn’t always the best and CDs have gotten so loud that it’s often impossible to even listen to old records next to new records. For the uninitiated, this is called “The Loudness Wars,” or well, the movement to fight against this obsessive loudness is called this. There are some excellently instructive videos on YouTube showing it with Iron Maiden, if you’re interested. That note aside, when I received this Syn Ze Åžase Tri record, I was looking forward to it. Transylvanian black metal really strikes me as pretty much the most evil possible thing ever and I figured that these guys couldn’t be bad! Right? RIGHT!?