Order: Metal. Family: Swedish. Genus: Death. Species: Melodic. Just as new-wave keyboards revealed Andrew W.K. to be the complete prat that he is, a similar approach here gives Sonic Syndicate a disturbing edge into creepiness. Syndicate's technically astute, piston-pumping axes and precision double bass give Dark Tranquility a run for its mythology.
Mon., May 26, 8 p.m., 2008