We first heard from Cyborg Asylum in August of this year, upon the release of their single “Invincible.” That was a futuristic re-imagining of Pat Benetar’s 80’s classic. The song introduced us to the creative team of David Varga (producer) and John Tumminia (vocals and guitar). The two New York City-based multi-instrumentalists work together to create mesmerizing industrial Rock and Electronic soundscapes.
Since their 2017 release of their debut album “Never Finished, Only Abandoned,” Cyborg Asylum have dropped a steady string of singles. “No Kingdom” is the band’s latest track, released July 29, 2020. The song continues the duo’s tradition of cinematic, Sci-Fi future Rock.
“No Kingdom” sounds like the theme song to some cool futuristic Science Fiction movie we haven’t seen yet. The track is built on a mix of 90’s Alternative Rock and 80’s Progressive Rock themes. The retro-future influences give the song a timeless feel. Nine Inch Nail samples and production meet Heavy Metal, low-register guitar riffs and layers of harmonized vocals.
Lyrically the song is told from the perspective of a man lost with nowhere to go, no kingdom to turn to. It feels like the premise to a movie that we want to see. Each player is in top form and Tumminia delivers an excellent performance. There is some particularly rocking guitar, soaring vocals and even a short rap section.
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