Neon Zeon are a band from Germany that plays a progressive and blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "Astral Bliss".
A very heavy yet technical sound starts off the album along with a great amount of progressive elements. Vocals are mostly blackened screams while death metal growls are also utilized at times as well as the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
Spoken word samples can also be heard on a couple of tracks while melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some songs also adding in a small amount of clean playing as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a lot of the music also being heavily rooted in the 90's era as well as some songs also add in some Asian style scales, synths can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violence and psyche themes.
In my opinion Neon Zeon are a very great sounding progressive blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Frozen" "Sweaty Palms" and "Shinzo King". 8 out of 10.
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