Style: Metal-Core/Thrash/Death
Release date: May 11th 2007

Dutch band Magnacult was formed in 2005 and I’m holding their debut album titled “Synoré” in

my hands while their aggressive music is blasting out of my speakers.


Well... I can only say that I really have mixed feelings about this album... first of all because all

this Mathcore/Metalcore isn’t exactly my favourite stuff. And second, because only the last 3 tracks are splendid in my book.


Even after numerous spins I find my self in a corner of my living room feeling disappointed. Their music is aggressive, alright, but only the last 3 tracks are worth your hard earned money. So, just when this album starts to make fun, it’s already almost over.


Metal-Core fans could very well be in for a treat... the guitar riffs are heavy as hell and the vocals are harsh, aggressive, and even growls at times, but most of the songs are not above average in my opinion. But as mentioned above... I really do have mixed feelings about it because there’s a lot of very good ideas to be found on “Synoré”... a few riffs that very well could have been written by Slayer and of course the heavy as hell guitar riffs... that’s pretty cool, but this album never really ignites.

To put it simple... I lose interest as the album progresses and come alive again with the last 3 tracks.


Metal-Core and Modern Thrash Metal fans will swallow this with pleasure, I’m sure but sadly I will forget everything almost everything about it in a few weeks.


The productions is great... powerful and heavy and the cover artwork is not bad either so do

check it out, because I have a bad taste in music... but at least it’s my taste!

Label: Rusty Cage Records
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: June 30th 2007