THE CRIMSON SYNDICATE, the Montreal-based project featuring Gab.357, a.k.a. Strychnine (ex-ION DISSONANCE), Alex Icon a.k.a. TheAftermath (DESPISED ICON), and Apokryph, a.k.a. Sean OIC (THEPLASMARIFLE), rounded by original tracks from Ontario's young, up-and-coming producer Vokab (Full Effect Productions), pushes the envelope by breaking down barriers between two sides of the extreme — hip-hop and hardcore/metal — while staying true to their respective sounds. Renowned artists like JEDI MIND TRICKS, NON PHIXION and NECRO have already initiated this movement, widening hip-hop's spectrum; the next logical step is for the evolution to be fronted by rising representatives from the other side of the looking glass.With blatant disregard for any form of censorship and a lyrical approach heavy on the theological, historical and metaphorical, and despiste the language barrier, THE CRIMSON SYNDICATE keeps it raw and intense — the way it should be. THE CRIMSON SYNDICATE are making themselves the Devil's advocates on subjects often thought about but rarely spoken of out loud. While Strychnine concentrates on spitting hard and fast with a merciless, punishing flow that forces listeners to go deeper into the lyrics, TheAftermath stands as the aesthetic balance, making himself the voice of brutal and concrete reason, creating an interesting contrast to Strychnine's occasionally delusional fantasies or just plain tragic hindsight on real-life events. For more information, click here.
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