The passion which has gone into Gemini Syndrome’s final instalment of their trilogy is, simply, incredible. This band sing songs and write words that they need to say. And that we need to hear. So we listen. Not just because the thirteen hypnotic soundscapes which make up this soaring, atmospheric album are musically rich and revealing. But also because it seems disrespectful to this intelligent and considered piece of work not to. Following on from their debut 2013 album ‘Lux’, and second LP ‘Memento Mori’, released in 2016, ‘3rd Degree – The Raising’ hits hard – musically and mentally. Gemini Syndrome are asking us to consider some heavy stuff here. And those that embrace this album’s concepts and charms will be rewarded.