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Aeon Zen - A Mind's Portrait CD (album) cover

A MIND'S PORTRAIT

Aeon Zen

 

Progressive Metal

3.73 | 30 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Aeon Zen is a young band from Britain who release an album this year named A mind's portrait. I was really impresed to see some strong musicians featuring here on this album as guest musicins, I mean the main composers Richard Hinks and Lloyd Musto are only 20 years old and they manage to gather a real strong unit here. The musicians are from famous prog metal bands like the vocalist from Pagan's MInd, the vocalist from Silent Call and ex Seventh Wonder and Elsphere, the vocalist from tunisian prog metal band Myrath, and the rest of the musicians are from Timefall, All to Human and Mind's Eye. The music on this album is well written and has some really strong moments, but overall is not somthing special, at least to my ears. Each musician has his own identity and give to the listner a great atmosphere, each one has diffrent kinds of manner of interpretation the prog metal here, so the result is a good one , but nothing grounbreaking, really. I prefer the pieces where is Nils K. Rue from Pagan's MInd because here he is almost close to what he does with his band, sometimes I have the feeling I'm listning to a Pagan's Mind piece, not band for sure. The other piece that I like is the final one The Demise Of The Fifth Sun , the longest and the most edged and "brutal" from the album with Elyes Bouchoucha on vocals from Myrath. Being a fan of this fantastic tunisian band , was clear I love his voice here on this piece, again very close to what he doues with his band Myrath, again good. Now about the rest of the pieces, to my ears sounds a littlr to shy, I mean the voice of Andi Kravljaca is good no doubt but is so same with many other from prog metal singers, noting special, same range, but in the end he does a good job here, the rest of the musicians is almost unnoticed from me, but not bad for sure. So for this debut Aeon Zen desearve 3 stars, that means is a good album but is nothing special, I've heard a lot more greater albums from prog metal. Anyway ,keep up the good work guys, this is a pleasent album all the way. 3 stars, worth investigate if you are listning to prog metal. CD available on CDbaby among others, don't hesitate to buy it , worth some spins from time to time.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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